Layla Köhler Baratto

Layla Köhler Baratto is an Italian/Portuguese oboist born in Brazil in 2000. She is a member of the Orchester-Akademie of the Opernhaus Zürich and is studying her Master degree at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin in the class of Dominik Wollenweber and Viola Wilmsen. In 2022, she finished her Bachelor degree at the Royal College of Music of London, where she studied with Olivier Stankiewicz and Juliana Koch. During her bachelors, she was accepted to the Erasmus+ program at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris under Jacques Tys.

Layla was part of the São Paulo Symphony Music Academy from 2016-2018, and won the Eleazar de Carvalho prize and the São Paulo Symphony Young Soloists in 1st place, which gave her the opportunity to perform the R. Strauss oboe concerto in D major with the São Paulo Symphony and Robert Trevino. She also won the Grimaldi Cor Anglais Competition in 1st place at RCM in 2021, and the RCM Concerto Competition in 3rd place in 2020.

In 2022, OSESP invited her once more as a soloist, playing the A. Marcello oboe concerto in C minor. She has also performed the B. Martinu oboe concerto with the West Forest Sinfonia, the R. Strauss oboe concerto with the Kensington Philharmonic Orchestra, and L`Horloge de Flore with the Vacation Chamber Orchestra. Layla has played with professional orchestras such as Opernhaus Zürich, London Symphony Orchestra and the Opera North.

Layla has become a member of EUYO and GMJO in 2023.