Barry Solomon began studying the oboe under John Wolfe (BBC Symphony Orchestra) whilst
attending the John Lyon School in Harrow. Whilst reading Modern Languages (German
and French) at Aston University in Birmingham, he continued his oboe studies and
founded the Solomon Oboe Quartet.
Now an IT consultant and project manager, Barry continues to perform and record music,
playing classical music on the oboe, cor anglais (english horn) and bass oboe in
orchestras, ensmbles and solo settings, singing and playing jazz and popular music
(occasionally on alto saxophone), and singing and playing the religious and secular
music of the Babylonian Jewish tradition with the Rivers of Babylon. Barry is the
co-founder, webmaster and principal oboe of the Helios Chamber Orchestra, librarian,
webmaster and co-principal oboe/cor anglais in the London International Orchestra,
a member of the Oxford and Cambridge Musical Club, and also performs in a freelance
capacity on the oboe, cor anglais (english horn) and bass oboe.