Oboe: Eric Ohlsson

Eric Ohlsson - photoEric Ohlsson enjoys a significant musical career that is varied and far reaching in its scope. He is dedicated to both performing and teaching on a national and international scale. He joins the Vianden Festival for the first time this summer.

Ohlsson performs regularly as principal oboist of the Tallahassee Symphony, the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra, and with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra. He was formerly principal oboe of the Naples Philharmonic, the Columbus Symphony, the Augusta Symphony, and the South Carolina Philharmonic. Additionally, he has played in the same capacity as a guest performer with groups such as the Charlotte Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, and the Jacksonville Symphony. He has many engagements to his credit as a soloist with orchestra and has given solo and chamber recitals in the US, Europe, and South America.

As a pedagogue, Eric Ohlsson serves as the Charles DeLaney Professor of Music at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida where he has taught hundreds of young oboists, many of whom now hold important positions as university professors, performers, and educators across the country. He has also taught at the University of South Carolina, the South Carolina Governors School of the Arts, Otterbein College, and Denison University. During the summer months he is a member of the Artist Faculty at the Brevard Music Center.

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