Bettina Crimmins is active as a professional performer and teacher (oboe and piano), based in Melbourne. In Australia, she has performed as oboist with Orchestra Victoria, and the Queensland, Tasmanian, Adelaide and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, and internationally has performed with the Christchurch (NZ) and Singapore Symphony Orchestras.
Bettina undertook formal musical studies at the Canberra School of Music under the tutelage of oboist David Nuttall, graduating with a Bachelor of Music with first class Honours, and was awarded the Australian National University "University Medal for Music". She continued her studies in Germany with the assistance of a DAAD scholarship, successfully completing the "Künstlerische Ausbildung" diploma at the Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg with world renowned oboists Hans Elhorst and Heinz Holliger in 2002. Bettina was based in Germany for eight years, and during this time toured extensively, performing in many of the world’s most famous concert houses, including the Lincoln Centre (New York), Barbican Centre (London) and Konzerthaus Berlin with renowned ensembles.
A specialist in the performance of contemporary music, she was awarded a scholarship prize of the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music in 2000. Bettina has performed with Ensemble Modern, HCD Ensemble (Schauspiel Frankfurt), Ensemble Resonanz, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Sydney Sinfonia Orchestra and Australian Youth Orchestra throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. In 2001, Bettina co-founded ensemble chronophonie which has since been recipient of prizes from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, as well as the “Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg” and broadcast on DeutschlandRadio Berlin.
As one of the founding partners of FinePrint, Bettina has extensive experiences in typesetting, and is highly regarded for her work. Previous work includes many books for Hal Leonard, Warner/Chappell Music, Billaudot, and other international arts organisations. Within Australia, Bettina has worked closely with composers as a respected editor, and has prepared scores for most of the leading symphony orchestras and ensembles.