Andre Oberleuter is a 17 year old bassoonist under the direction of the Associate Principal Bassoon of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, David Mitchell. He has been principal Bassoon of the Queensland Youth Symphony for the past 3 years and has also toured North Queensland with QYO’s Chamber Orchestra in 2018 and again in 2019 appearing as soloist. Andre is the Bassoonist of the Queensland Conservatorium based Acetaria Wind Quintet and has had the pleasure of working with world-class ensembles like the LA Phil Wind Quintet. He has also been tutored by and participated in masterclasses with international bassoonists such as Simon van Holen (Principal Contrabassoon Royal Concertgebouw) and Whittney Crockett (Principal Bassoon Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra).
Andre has been awarded numerous prizes, including the under 17 National Prize in the 2020 World Music Competition, 1st Prize in the 2019 Australian Double Reed Society National Competition, 3rd Prize in the 2020 Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Young Instrumentalist’s Prize as well as being a finalist in the 2020 Melbourne Recital Centres Online Bach Competition, and a semi-finalist alongside his peers in the Acetaria Wind Quintet in the 2019 Queensland International Chamber Music Competition.
Andre has had the opportunity to play with the Australian Honours Ensemble Wind Orchestra, Queensland Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Queensland Conservatoriums Ensemble in Residence – Ensemble Q. In 2021, he looks forward to participating in the Australian Youth Orchestras Spring Camp, Winter and Summer Seasons, as well as appearing in the Brisbane Music Festival as a Young Artist.