Eric Speller

French musician Eric Speller ( born in 1971) started playing the oboe at the age of 12. He studied with Claude Maisonneuve and Michel Gibourot, before continuing his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon with Jean Christophe Gayot, where he received First Prize in 1994. The year after that, he won the Prix de Perfectionnement at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Genève, where he studied with Maurice Bourgue. He taught oboe at the conservatories of Antwerp and Namur and regularly gives master classes in Europe, as well as in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Korea. He currently teaches oboe at the Conservatory of Brussels.

Eric Speller has won several awards, including at the Prague International Oboe Competition, the Tokyo International Competition and the Natexis Banque Populaire Foundation. Before being appointed first solo oboist at the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in 1997, Eric Speller gained experience in various orchestras including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo.