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Richard Woodhams

Richard Woodhams

American oboist
Richard Woodhams
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Intro American oboist
Is Musician Oboist
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 17 June 1949
Age 71 years
Star sign Gemini
Education
Curtis Institute of Music
Instruments:
Oboe
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Richard Woodhams (né Richard Clarence Woodhams; born June 17, 1949 in Palo Alto, California) is an American oboist and recording artist. He was Principal Oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1977 until his retirement in August 2018 and is currently Professor of Oboe at the Curtis Institute of Music.

At the age of fifteen, Woodhams was accepted by the Curtis Institute and began study with John de Lancie. Immediately following his graduation in 1969, he won the position of Principal Oboe with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. He assumed the position of principal oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1977, succeeding his teacher. He succeeded de Lancie as oboe instructor at the Curtis Institute in 1986. He is faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival and has taught at the Luzerne and Sarasota Music Festivals, among others. Currently, he gives weekly private lessons to the five oboe students at Curtis, and holds weekly wind classes.

Woodhams's teachers include Raymond Dusté, John de Lancie, John Mack, Robert Bloom, and Jean-Louis LeRoux.

Woodhams's students hold principal positions in many major orchestras, such as the Chicago Symphony (William Welter) Houston Symphony (Jonathan Fischer) Pittsburgh Symphony (Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida), Baltimore Symphony (Katherine Needleman), and Atlanta Symphony (Elizabeth Koch Tiscione); other students in major orchestras include Robert Walters, English Hornist of the Cleveland Orchestra, Shea Scruggs, Assistant Principal Oboe of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Blumenfeld, Second Oboist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Peter Smith, Associate Principal Oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Susan Spector, Second Oboist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 08 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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