Laura Osbaldeston, a native of South Africa, began her modern oboe studies there before coming to Los Angeles, California, to work with Alan Vogel at Cal Arts. She moved on to baroque oboe, studying with Marianne Pfau in San Diego, and began her baroque orchestral career in California, performing with Musica Angelica and the Corona del Mar Baroque Festival Orchestra.. Since moving to Amsterdam in 2005 to study with Alfredo Bernardini, she has toured Holland with the Holland Boys Choir, Netherland Bach Orchestra, and the Northern Consort of Groningen. She has also performed in Bielefeld and Hamburg, Germany. Ms. Osbaldeston plays Eichentopf copies of oboe and oboe d’amore by Sand Dalton, and an oboe da caccia by Peter van der Poel.