Performer Portraits Stéphane Rancourt, The Hallé Orchestra, Principle Oboe


Stéphane Rancourt was born in Canada, where he studied with Jacques Simard, at the Conservatoire de Musique de Quebec, and in Europe, with Thomas Indermuhle, at the Rotterdam Konservatorium and the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Karlsruhe.

In Canada, he was the first oboist to win the Sylva Gelber Award, given by the Canada Council for the Arts, and was also the prizewinner of the 1991 Prix d`Europe.

As an orchestra player and soloist, he has performed in most European countries as well as South America, Russia, Canada, Japan and Australia.

Before taking up his appointment as Principal Oboe with the Halle Orchestra in 2003, he was Principal Oboe with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for 8 years.

His discography includes Alan Rawsthorne’s Oboe Concerto, nominated for a Gramophone Award, Samuel Barber’s Canzonetta for oboe and string orchestra and Capricorn Concerto, selected as a Gramophone ‘Editors Choice’.

Under the Halle label, He has recorded Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto, and recently, under NMC label, he recorded a live performance of: Apollinaire’s Bird, by John Casken, a piece written for him and commissioned by the Halle Orchestra.

Stéphane Rancourt also teaches oboe at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Chetham’s School of Music.

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Testimonial – What Stephane said about Performer Headshot and Portrait Service

Being a classical musician, like actors, it is not always down to perform, but also, being able to sell yourself. And for that, you need a good portfolio of headshot photography, featuring yourself and your instrument.

I was highly recommended to Colin, by a colleague of mine in the Halle Orchestra. Straight away, when you meet Colin, you feel at ease and so comfortable. Somehow, he makes you feel like you always been friend. He is a perfectionist and really wants the best for your photo shoot. I felt in safe hands, and knew straight away that these will be the best headshot photos I will ever have.

I now can’t wait to promote myself!

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Camryn Rocks the Sharp Project with Onepopz Acoustic Session 80 hertz Studio

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American Teen Sensation Camryn rocks the sharp project with a stunning acoustic performance at the onsite music and production studio 80 hertz.Accompanied by her extremely talented guitarists Cody (Jon Cody Davis) and Hayden Maringer, Camryn performed 3 soungs including her new single “Now or Never”. Camryn is already massive in the states  with 1.7 million Facebook fans and  334,000 twitter followers and is planning to take the UK by storm as the opening act for One Direction on their European Tour 2013.

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Right Said Fred performing I am too Sexy at capital radio as part of comeback tourThis week BBC Radio 2 has special Guest’s Right Said Fred choosing the tracks of their years. Hearing it reminded me about the pictures I took for Capital Radio earlier this year 2011. As part of their comeback tour 2011 Right Said Fred visited Capital Radio in Manchester where they did a wonderfully heartfelt interview about their lives and careers since they were massive in the 90’s.  This included the death of Richard’s long-term partner, whom he described as a beautiful man, their time spent in Amsterdam where they were massive and being ripped off by their record company.

Brother’s Richard and Fred were genuinely nice guys and were a pleasure to photograph. They performed amazing acoustic versions of ‘I am too Sexy’ and ‘Deeply Dippy’ to a few members of the Capital Radio team and even handed out some instruments for them to play along. As you can see they have not aged a bit and still look and sound fantastic.

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These Laura White Photos are of X Factor contestant and Favourite Laura White performing at the Tower FM Local unsung Hero awards. Most people will remember Laura White because she was clearly the best singer competing on the 2008 X Factor but was sensationally voted out. At the time this caused outrage among fans of the X Factor and music lovers alike.

On this occasion Laura performed a version of a very difficult song Chasing Pavements by Adele and did a brilliant Job. As you can see she looked gorgeous and has bounced back from her X Factor set back by losing weight and continuing to pursue her career in the music industry where she clearly belongs. Laura has released a single and her album is out later this Year.