Bhavani Kotha - Music Lessons - Los Angeles, CA

Bhavani Kotha

Los Angeles, CA 90007
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Lesson Types Oboe

Styles / Genres Classical

Instruction Levels Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Ages Taught Ages 5-99
In-Home Lessons One Hour Lesson $45.00

Online Lessons One Hour Lesson $40.00

Studio Lessons One Hour Lesson $40.00

Special Rate Info Take 10 lessons and receive one FREE lesson!
University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles, CA
Master of Music, Oboe Performance
Expected Graduation Date: May 2017

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Bachelor of Arts, Instrumental Performance

Finalist, 2nd oboe/EH Audition, Yakima Symphony Orchestra
Finalist, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Academy

Competition Awards:
Second Prize, Woodwinds and Brass Category, Enkor Competition
Honorable Mention, Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition
Finalist, Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra Don Bushell Concerto Competition
Finalist, Sammamish Symphony Concerto Competition
Finalist, Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside Concerto Competition
Finalist, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition
Bhavani Kotha performs and teaches oboe in Los Angeles, California. She is co-principal oboist in the Young Artists Symphony Orchestra, and plays in the USC Thornton Symphony, USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, and USC Concerto Chamber Orchestra.

Originally from the Seattle area, she has performed extensively on oboe and English horn with the Seattle Festival Orchestra, Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, University of Washington Symphony Orchestra, and Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra.

​Bhavani was one of nine finalists from around the world at the 2016 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Academy oboe audition. She was also a finalist at the Yakima Symphony Orchestra 2nd Oboe/English horn audition.

Bhavani has received numerous awards from competitions for her solo playing. She was awarded second prize in the International Enkor Music Competition. At the Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside, she won first place in both the woodwind solo and woodwind concerto categories. In addition, she was a finalist in several concerto competitions.

She has participated the Sarasota Music Festival, Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler, Marrowstone Music Festival, and Eastern Music Festival.

Bhavani holds a Bachelors' Degree from the University of Washington, and is currently pursuing her Master of Music Degree at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.