Teaching Languages : English, German
Washington Barella studied from 1984 to 1986 at the Hannover University of Music with Ingo Goritzki and continued his training from 1988 to 1990 at the Hartt School of Music, Hartford with Humbert Lucarelli.
He was a first prizewinner at the Concert Artists Guild International New York Competition in 1990 and was awarded third prize at the “ARD Musikwettbewerb” in Munich, Germany in 1991.
Since then Washington Barella has performed with orchestras such as the Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Heilbronn Chamber Orchestra, the SWR Sinfonieorchester, the State Symphony of Sao Paulo (OSESP), the Annapolis Symphony an the Savannah Symphony, among others. As a chamber musician he has toured the United States, Japan, Brazil and most European countries.
He has served as jury member at important international competitions such as the ARD Musikwettbewerb, the Markneukirchen Musikwettbewerb, The Muri International Oboe Competition in Switzerland and the Internationaler Aeolos Bläserwettbewerb in Düsseldorf, Germany. Mr. Barella has given master classes in Germany, Sweden, the USA, Japan, Taiwan, Costa Rica, China, Russia and his own Brazil.
Washington Barella was Principal Oboist of the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg from 1992 to 2016. In 2012 he was appointed at the University of the Arts Berlin in Germany as Professor of Oboe.