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Deemer, Geoffrey

He is an oboist, English horn player and teacher, born in Cape Cod, who studied at the Longy School of Music, the New England Conservatory of Music, Tanglewood and held a Friends of Curtis Fellowship at the Curtis Institute of Music, graduating in 2001.

He was the principal oboist of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra from 1997 to 2001 and took on the same position with the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in 2002.

Other orchestras he has performed with include the Academy Winds as part of the Pennsylvania Academy of Music, Baltimore Symphony, the Pennsylania Ballet, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Schola Nova and performed as a soloist at Switzerland’s Verbier Festival.  He has also performed under the leadership of acclaimed conductors such as Kurt Mazur, Sir Neville Marriner, Andre Previn, Simon Rattle, Mstislav Rostropovich, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Robert Spano and Hans Vonk among many others.

In 2005 he became a member of the adjunct faculty at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music and in 2006 he increased his faculty membership by joining Franklin & Marshall College.  He has also taught at Haverford College and Settlement Music School.

In 2007 he recorded as a soloist on the Naxos release Blades of Grass by Philadelphia’s Romeo Cascarino.

In more recent years he has performed as a member of Dolce Suono and appeared in their 2009-2010 chamber concert series.  He has also been featured as a soloist performing the English horn on Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City” with The Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in May 2010.  In 2014 he became a member of The Knights chamber orchestra.

Here he is playing the oboe with Dolce Suono in a performance of the second movement of Poulenc’s “Sextet for Winds and Piano”….