Alison (nee Peak) is a busy freelance oboe player, based in Auckland. She obtained her LTCL in Oboe performance in London whilst studying with Sarah Burton in the UK in 1992, and a BSc from University of Auckland in 1995, majoring in Psychology and Mathematics.
Alison is principal oboe of Bach Musica and Pipers Sinfonia, and plays regularly with Auckland Chamber Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia and Dunedin Symphony Orchestra. In 2015 she released the CD ‘Trinity’, a selection of Bach soprano arias with oboe obbligato, recorded on the Atoll label, featuring the Austrian soprano Ursula Langmayr.
Alison has sung with Voices New Zealand intermittently since 1999, and sang with Viva Voce prior to that.
When not rehearsing or performing, Alison enjoys a busy family life, raising her three young sons and keeping fit.