Hi, my name is Natalia Mielnik

I'm professional oboe player from Poland, teacher, founder and owner of company ,,oboi.st''. As I share my experience with you, I would like you to get to know me better!


I started playing oboe when I was 16 years old. Concert as a soloist and recordings with Silesian Symphony Orchestra was my debut when I was 18. After then I performed as a soloist with Ceuta Symphony Orchestra.

I finished Master Studies at Karl Szymanowski University of Music in Katowice in 2019 in prof. Tomasz Miczka oboe class, where I received the rector's scholarship for best students. During studies, I passed an exam at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts to oboe class of German top oboist prof. Fabian Menzel.

An avoid orchestral musician I was the principal oboist of the Neue Philharmonie Munchen - Germany, Ceuta Symphony Orchestra - Spain, Cinema Festival Orchestra - Poland, Beethoven Symphoniker - Germany.

I also played with Polish orchestras such as: Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk, Gorzów Philharmonic, Szczecin Philharmonic, Philharmonic in Zielona Góra, Youth Polish Philharmonic, International Lutosławski Youth Orchestra and more.

I took lessons with the best oboist such as: Christoph Hartmann and Dominik Wollenweber (Berliner Philharmoniker),  Jean-Louis Capezzali (Radio Orchestra France), David Walter (Conservatorie Paris), Sherry Sylar (New York Philharmonic) and more.

As a 24 years old musician I become an oboe teacher in one of the best Music Schools in Poland. My students won first prizes in International Music Competitions.

At the age of 26, I decided to open a company ‘’oboi.st’’ to give the possibility for oboists around the world of learning oboe and reed making, especially in countries, where is a problem to find an oboe teacher. Amount of oboists participated in my online lessons is more than 120.

I started organizing International Online Reed Making Masterclass and made already 4th editions.

I make reeds without using machines with European scraping style. My reeds sell all over the world. Official reseller of my reeds is big company from germany - oboeshop.de

From July ‘23 I designed my first reed making tools which help oboists make better reeds. 

Why oboi.st?

I wanted to create brand that resonated with the global oboe community and represented the passion and dedication we share for this beautiful instrument. This simple yet powerful name of my brand ,,oboi.st'' reflects my goal to create a space for oboists of all levels, from beginners to professionals, to learn, grow and excel in their craft.

I believe that every oboist should have access to high-quality reeds and education, regardless of their location. By offering my products and services online , I aim to make the world of oboe more accessible to people around the globe.