Music

Elisabeth Hobbs (formerly Parry) studied flute with Gareth Morris at the Royal Academy of Music.  She works as a musician, instrumental teacher and examiner.  She performs regularly with Charivari Agréable, the Oxford Sinfonia, and Pro Musica, as well as freelancing with other ensembles.

Elisabeth has played with some of Australia’s leading orchestras and was a founder member of baroque orchestra Ensemble Arcangelo.  She has performed as soloist at various early music festivals, including the York Festival and the Fremantle Bach Festival.  Recent concerts have included recitals in Exeter College, the Oxford Lent Concerts in Queens College, and the Anglo-American Concerts at Ditchley Park, as well as performances of the St John Passion with Charivari Agréable Sinfonie in Salisbury Cathedral, Peterborough Cathedral, Merton College, and York Minster. She performs regularly in the Oxford Early Music Festival.

Elisabeth teaches at a number of Oxfordshire schools. She coaches the Oxfordshire Schools Orchestra and conducts the Oxfordshire Adult Flute Choir. Her students have won music scholarships to the Royal Academy of Music, the Purcell School, Rugby, Uppingham, St Helen and St Katharine’s Abingdon, and Dean Close Cheltenham. Her students have also held positions in the National Youth Orchestra, Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra and National Children’s Orchestra.