David Reichelt


frankly glorious oboe tone” – The West Australian

nicely shaped phrases...the oboe clean and clear” – Classic Melbourne

David Reichelt’s most meaningful musical experiences have come playing with others; he has built a diverse career in chamber and orchestral music around this.

A founding member of Arcadia Winds—Australia’s leading young wind ensemble, and Musica Viva’s inaugural FutureMakers musicians—he performs with them at festivals and venues around the country. Recent highlights have included performances at the Perth International Arts Festival, the Musica Viva Festival and the UKARIA Cultural Centre. With Arcadia Winds, David also regularly collaborates with guest artists of international renown, such as the Australian String Quartet, piano virtuosi Paavali Jumppanen and Lambert Orkis, and woodwind masters Ole Kristian Dahl and Thorsten Johanns. David highly values professional relationships and friendships with composers, and with Arcadia Winds he has collaborated with, and commissioned works from, Elliott Gyger, Lachlan Skipworth, Andrew Ford, Kate Neal, Natalie Williams, Peter de Jager and Elizabeth Younan. David also plays casually with many Australian orchestras, including the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.

David’s love of his instrument started at an early age when he heard an oboe sound played on a synthesiser at school. Captivated by this strange and wonderful tone, he learned the oboe first at high school in his home town of the Gold Coast, before studying a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, where he won the Rudolf Pekarek Oboe Prize, and the University of Melbourne. David then completed his studies at the National Academy of Music in Melbourne, and took private lessons and masterclasses with visiting international artists such as Maurice Bourgue, Hansjorg Schellenberger, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Emma Black, Rossana Calvi and Nick Deutsch.