Matteo Costanzi

Oboe, English Horn & Baroque Oboe


The Oboe, an instrument that speaks.

Music entered my life when I was just 8 years old and I began studying oboe in the music school of my hometown, Spoleto. When I heard for the first time the peculiar sound of the oboe I immediately decided that that instrument was going to be my new voice.

Such a warm and melanconic sound, but at the same time funny and full of energy. It took me some years and lots of hours spent practicing oboe and making reeds, but in the end a managed to obtain that sound that I was aiming to. Thanks to the double reed and oboist has full control over the several colors and shadings that the instrument can produce and this makes the oboe an incredible retorical instrument. An oboe is a wonderful storyteller that doesn’t need words, it transmits stories, emotions and feelings directly to the soul. That is the power of the oboe, moving people’s heart, and that is why I decided to become  professional oboist.

I would like to thank the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and the Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument for their support and help in buying my new oboe d’amore Bulgheroni.

When I’m not playing I love to spend time with my family, we like to travel and see new places and wonderful landscapes, I enjoy practicing athletics, in particular pole vaulting, and I also like creating websites.

Besides being a professional musician, I also teach oboe, I am a certified athletic trainer for children and I have knowledge of the html, css and wordpress, tools that I use to create websites.





Residentie Orkest

1st oboe


Orkest van de Nederlandse Douane

1st oboe


Radio Filharmonisch Orkest



Koninklijke Militaire Kapel ‘Johan Willem Friso’

1st Oboe

2016 - ongoing

Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra

3rd Oboe and English Horn

Conductor: Peter Santa

2013 - ongoing

Camerata Amsterdam

2nd Oboe and English Horn

Conductor: Jeroen Weierink

2013 - ongoing

HOC Holland Sinfonie Orkest

1st and 2nd Oboe

Conductor: various

2012 - ongoing

Musica Michaelis

1st Oboe

Conductor: various


Mahler Philharmonic Orchestra

1st and 2nd Oboe

Conductor: Wolfgang Scheidt

2011 - 2012

Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht

1st and 2nd Oboe

Conductor: Johannes Leertouwer


ORT Orchestra Regione Toscana

2nd Oboe

Conductor: Gabriele Ferro

2008 - 2009

OGI Italian Youth Orchestra

1st and 2nd Oboe

Conductor: Nicola Paskowski

Guest conductors: Gianandrea Noseda, John Axelrod

Chamber Music

2017 - ongoing


2nd Oboe

Contemporary Music Ensemble


Intercontinental Ensemble

1st Oboe


2015 - ongoing

Catchpenny Ensemble

English Horn

Contemporary Music Ensemble

2014 - ongoing

Quatriola Ensemble


Wind quartet


Atlas Academy

English Horn

Contemporary Music Ensemble


2015 - ongoing

Student Baroque Oboe

Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag

Teacher: Frank de Bruine

2010 - 2012

Master in Oboe Performance

Specialization in orchestra and chamber music

Utrechts Conservatorium, Utrecht

Teacher: Ernest Rombout

2008 - 2010

Specialization Course in Oboe Performance

Scuola di musica di Fiesole, Firenze

Teacher: Thomas Indermuhle


Bachelor in Oboe

Conservatorio ”Briccialdi”, Terni

Teacher: Andrea Mion

2002 - 2007


Liceo Scientifico ”A.Volta”, Spoleto


Becoming a good musician is like training to participate in the Olympic Games, you need passion, devotion and a good plan. It is important to have specific goals and a good plan to reach them. I learned all of this not only thanks to my musical experiences, but also thanks to my career in the sport as pole vaulter and as athletics trainer for children and teenagers.
That’s why my oboe lessons are based on athletic trainings. My motto is ‘ Mens sana in corpore sano’.
If you like to have an important role and to play a musical instrument with a unique sound and color then the oboe is your instrument!

The lessons are in Dutch, English or Italian.