player and oboist who attended the Northwestern University School of Music,
and the University of California at Berkeley. His instructors comprised William Banovetz, Richard Killmer, Marc
Lifschey, John Mack, Grover Schiltz,
and Ray Still.
He was an
extra player with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1986 to 1987. In 1987, he became the assistant
principal oboe and solo English horn player in the Hong Kong Philharmonic
Orchestra. He took up the same
positions with the San Antonio Symphony in 1991. In May 1994, he became a member of
the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Other groups with whom he has worked consist of the Albany Symphony
Orchestra, the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, the Boston Pops, the
Boston Woodwind Society, the BUTI Young Artists Orchestra, Wind Ensemble
& Chorus, and the Master Singers of Lexington.
which he appears include: America; American Visions; Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, etc.; The Celtic Album; Chris Botti in
Boston; Cinema Serenade 2: The Golden Age; The Latin Album; Lieberson: Neruda Songs for
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson; Mahler: Symphony No. 6;
Morton Gould: Symphony No. 2; Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe; Ravel: Ma Mere l’oye,
etc.; Ravel: Shehesrazade,
etc.; Ravel: Valse
Nobles, Le Tombeau de Couperin, etc.; A Splash of Pops; and, Williams on Williams.
Robert has performed
several premieres of new works, such as “During Wind and Rain”
by William Pfaff, “English Horn Concerto” and “Water
Colors for English Horn and Chamber Orchestra” by Gabriel Gould, and “Odes
for English Horn and Organ” by Daniel Pinkham.
In the field
of music education, he has taught at the Boston Conservatory, Boston University, the Longy
School of Music, and Tanglewood.