LIDIA KHANER Oboe
Photo: Stephen Joe
Lidia Khaner has performed as Principal Oboe with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra since 1996. She studied oboe in her native Poland at the Warsaw Academy of Music and graduated With Distinction in 1987. As a member of the Sinfonia Varsovia and the Polish Chamber Orchestra, she toured around the world playing both orchestral parts and solo concerts.
During a sabbatical, she studied in Germany at the Stuttgart Hochshule für Musik with Ingo Goritzki, and played with the Deutsche Kammerakademie. Ms. Khaner played Principal Oboe with the Sinfonia Helvetica from 1992 to 1997.
She has recorded works for the KOS label, the Polish radio and television network, CBC, and Arktos Recordings. Ms. Khaner has performed and recorded solo concerti with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble and soloed with the Red Deer Symphony, the Edmonton Symphony and the Edmonton Chamber Orchestras. She has been teaching oboe and chamber music at the University of Alberta since 2002.
She has released two CDs of oboe and piano music with Janet Scott Hoyt and also one of Mozart chamber music for oboe and strings. Her very latest release unites her once again with Janet Scott Hoyt in music by Schumann, Hindemith, Archer and McPherson and is available on iTunes, Spotify and other popular music distributors.
Ms. Khaner’s latest achievement is her Master's degree in Wind Band Conducting from the University of Alberta under Dr. Angela Schroeder. She has been a participant in a number of conducting workshops, studying with Wayne Toews, Dr. Robert Taylor, Dr. Mallory Thompson, Dr. Dale Lonis, and Dr. Craig Kirchhoff. She has been recently appointed as one of the conductors for the Cosmopolitan Music Society Bands.