OBOE

ANNA VELZO

The Raul J. Rivas Memorial Chair

 

 

As a young oboe player growing up in Seattle, Washington, Anna played Principal Oboe and English Horn with the Seattle Youth Symphony, Philharmonia Northwest and Seattle Performing Arts Chamber Ensembles for several years. At age 16, Anna won the Seattle Philharmonic 1999 Honors Concerto Competition and at age 18 accepted a full scholarship to attend the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Joseph Robinson.

OBOE

Anna Velzo

The Raul J. Rivas Memorial Chair

As a young oboe player growing up in Seattle, Washington, Anna played Principal Oboe and English Horn with the Seattle Youth Symphony, Philharmonia Northwest and Seattle Performing Arts Chamber Ensembles for several years. At age 16, Anna won the Seattle Philharmonic 1999 Honors Concerto Competition and at age 18 accepted a full scholarship to attend the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Joseph Robinson.

 

In addition to her college studies in New York City, Anna founded, led and performed with a world music group, Anna and the Post Road Band. In 2003, Anna moved to Chicago, and studied with Alex Klein and Bob Morgan for two years while she performed as Principal Oboe with DePaul University Orchestra and started her professional career.

She has performed as soloist, and is currently Principal oboe with the New Millennium Orchestra, is a member of the International Chamber Artists, and has performed with various groups including Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Illinois Symphony Orchestra. She has also had the honor of performing Oboe and English horn in the renowned St Barth Music Festival in the French West Indies.

Along with continuing freelance work, and teaching oboe, Anna is currently working on innovative classical projects for solo and small ensemble performances, as well as various recording projects.

"As a musician, there's nothing quite like the energy and vulnerability that occurs in an intimate chamber music setting."

Anna Velzo, oboe

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