OUMS Executive Committee, 2013-2014
President: Chloe Bradshaw
Chloe is a third year Music student at Christ Church. She plays principal flute for the Oxford University Orchestra. As a soloist, Chloe received the prestigious Bryn Terfel Scholarship of £4000 in October 2013 and the Gregynog Young Musician of the Year title in 2010. She has also met success as Rotary Young Musician of the Year and as Runner Up in the British Flute Society’s renowned ‘Performance Plus’ competition. She is a past winner of the Urdd woodwind competitions, and claimed the £2000 scholarship of the National Eisteddfod’s ‘Blue Ribband’ instrumental competition, aged only 16. Chloe studies with Wissam Boustany in London, and hopes to pursue a career in performance.
Vice-President: Jasmine Ramsay Gray
Jasmine is a third year Classics undergraduate at Magdalen College and has played in various musical ensembles in Oxford, including OUO and OUSE. She learnt the violin at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and was also a member of the London Schools Symphony Orchestra; at her school she held a senior music scholarship. Her main interest is in chamber music and is currently involved in setting up a new chamber music society for the university.
Treasurer: Arnold Mathijssen
Arnold is a DPhil student in Theoretical Physics at New College. Ever since he first moved from his home in The Netherlands to the musical world of London, he was spoiled to frequent and learn from concerts by the world’s leading performers. Moving to Oxford, though, he found himself in an even more active student music scene. Indeed, with OUMS concerts at such low prices, the question arises how academic life can be sustained at all! Arnold loves to find the best qualities in people and help them on their way. Inspired by family and friends, he is a pianist and singer himself.
Secretary: Nick Graham
Nick is the Junior Organ Scholar at Herford College where he is in his second year reading music. His focus is on choral music and specifically on conducting choirs. He is especially interested in music access and encouraging more people to sing and take up music from all backgrounds. In terms of conducting, Nick founded the Cadenza Youth Choir before university and took them from establishment to singing at Southwark Cathedral and he has now been awarded a bursary from ‘Sing for Pleasure’ for a year’s worth of conducting courses. In addition to his organ playing at Oxford, and the training and conducting of Hertford Choir, Nick is also conducting the college orchestra and he accompanies the Oxford Girls’ Choir on Saturday mornings.