• Robert Morgan, oboe

    Robert Morgan, oboe

    Robert Morgan recently completed a long tenure as solo English Horn and Assistant Principal Oboist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is a founding member of Rembrandt Chamber Musicians . An active teacher as well as performer, Mr Morgan is Senior Lecturer in Oboe Performance and Chamber Music at Northwestern University Beinen School of Music and maintains a private studio. Morgan has been featured soloist with many local musical organizations including Music of the Baroque, Chicago String Ensemble, the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra and American Chamber Symphony performing concertos of Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Strauss, Vaughn Williams, Joan Tower and the world premiere of Jon Polifrone’s Oboe Concerto. At the invitation of Sandor Salgo, he was Principal Oboe of the Carmel Bach Festival for three seasons. In addition, Mr. Morgan served as Acting Associate Principal Oboe of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Acting Assistant Principal Oboe of the St Louis Symphony, and performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia and on their regular subscription concerts. He has performed under noted conductors, Carlo Maria Giulini, Sir Georg Solti, Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Andrew Davis and many others. He has also performed with the Guarnieri Quartet. An avid supporter of new music, Morgan has commissioned and performed works by David Schrader, Jon Polifrone, Sebastian Huydts, Howard Levy and Ilja Hurnik.

    Robert Morgan received his BM and Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University. He studied with Ray Still privately and at Northwestern University, John Mack for several years, Marc Lifschey when at home in California, Arnold Jacobs and wind master teacher, Keith Underwood. He also studied Alexander Technique with John Henes