Spanish oboist Cristina Gómez Godoy combines technical brilliance with musical expressiveness, stunning virtuosity with artistic sensitivity. She regularly impresses audiences at major festivals and concert halls worldwide with her profound musicality and colour-rich sound. When she was 21-years old she started as solo English Horn at the Staatskapelle Berlin, since 2013 she is principal solo oboist of the orchestra.
Despite her young age she has already appeared as soloist with major orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra in the Herkulessaal, with the Orchestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo in the Sala Sao Paulo, with the Filarmónica de Málaga in Spain, with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, and with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
As a valued guest she has played as principal oboe in several top class orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Filarmonica della Scala di Milano, Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra among others, and played under renown conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Alan Gilbert, Daniel Harding, Andris Nelson, Gustavo Dudamel. Daniel Barenboim has also invited her at an early stage to play in his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. 2008/09 she gained experience in orchestral playing as a solo oboist with the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla ... read full bio