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Laura Ahlbeck

Oboe Faculty

Laura Ahlbeck is currently the principal oboist of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and has recently been appointed principal oboe of the American Symphony Orchestra. She is also principal oboe of the Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and can be heard with many groups around Boston, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Emmanuel Music and the Boston Classical Orchestra, and in many chamber groups, including the Boston Chamber Music Society and Walden Chamber Players. Ahlbeck has been principal oboe for the Bard Festival Orchestra since 1993. Prior to moving to Boston in 1990, she was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. She has also been a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Maracaibo and the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia.

Ahlbeck is faculty at Bard College, New England Conservatory (NEC), Boston University, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and The Boston Conservatory. Early training was at Ohio State University with William P. Baker, and she finished her M.M. at the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Elaine Douvas.

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