• Kathryn Dupuy Simpson, oboe

    Kathryn Dupuy Simpson, oboe

    Kathryn Dupuy Simpson is currently oboist and English hornist in the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and Inside the Orchestra, and is the oboe instructor at Metropolitan State University of Denver, .She earned a Master of Music in Oboe Performance from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music cum laude in Oboe Performance from the University of Southern California. She has been a member of the Colorado Symphony, the Boise Philharmonic, the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra, and the Pacific Symphony. She has performed in festivals such as Tanglewood, Spoleto, Bach Aria Festival & Institute, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Oregon Coast Music Festival, Central City Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Des Moines Metro Opera. As an orchestra member she has recorded with the Oregon Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, and the Pacific Symphony. In 2006 she was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Small Ensemble for George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children, and recorded Ursula Mamilok’s Chamber Concerto for Oboe. In addition to oboe and English horn, she plays flute, clarinet, and saxophone, and has played woodwinds for Denver Center Attractions’ Broadway productions. She is an avid chamber musician, and has arranged music for trio, duo, and English horn & strings.