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Ariana Ghez

Ariana Ghez
Ariana Ghez
Currently Principal Oboe of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ariana Ghez served as Principal Oboe of the RPO during the 2005-2006 Season. Previously she was principal oboe of the Santa Fe Opera and the Haddonfield Symphony (NJ) and second oboe of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. She has also performed as guest principal oboe with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She can be heard on a Deutsche Grammophon recording of Mozart Symphonies 40 and 41 with the New York Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel.

 

An avid lover of chamber music, Ms. Ghez spent three summers at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, and has performed at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Chamber music performances have also taken her to Boston’s Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, New York City’s 92 Street Y and Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Recital Halls. As a soloist, she has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, with members of the MET Opera at Bargemusic (Brooklyn, NY) and with Paula Robison at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ms. Ghez has performed at numerous festivals including the Tanglewood Music Center, Kent/Blossom, Spoleto Festival USA and on tour with the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra with James Levine and Paavo Jarvi.

Ms. Ghez holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Columbia University, where she was enrolled in the Columbia/Juilliard School joint program and studied with John Mack and John Ferrillo. She pursued graduate studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she studied with Richard Woodhams and was an oboe teaching assistant.

 

 


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