Katherine Needleman, Oboe
Katherine Needleman joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as principal oboist in
2003, the same year she won first prize at the International Double Reed Society’s Gillet-Fox Competition. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra, the Haddonfield Symphony, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia, in addition to her frequent appearances with the Baltimore Symphony. She has performed as guest principal oboist with the New York Philharmonic, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Atlanta, San Diego and New Zealand.
Katherine Needleman’s chamber music engagements have taken her to Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Jordan Hall and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and the Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C. She has appeared at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Italy’s Spoleto Festival, the Alpenglow Festival, the Newport Music Festival, and throughout Greenland. A participant at the Marlboro Music Festival, she has also appeared on two tours with “Musicians from Marlboro.”
Devoted to performing the music of contemporary composers, Katherine Needleman has premiered numerous works and has commissioned pieces by Luis Prado, Chia-Yu Hsu and David Ludwig. She gave the American premiere of Brenno Blauth’s Concertino.
A Baltimore native, Katherine Needleman attended high school at the Baltimore School for the Arts but left early to study with Richard Woodhams at the Curtis Institute of Music. She is a member of the faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and the Young Artist Summer Program at Curtis SummerFest.
Photography Anne Hornemann
The Artist's Homepage: http://katherineneedleman.com
Duos for Oboe and Piano
Works by Robert Schumann, David Ludwig, Francis Poulenc and Pavel Haas
Katherine Needleman, Oboe - Jennifer Lim, Piano