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Oboe, English Horn
San Diego Symphony

Andrea Overturf currently serves as English horn of the San Diego Symphony, a position she previously held with The Florida Orchestra. Equally adept at the oboe, she received second prize in the 2007 International Double Reed Society Gillet-Fox Solo Oboe Competition. She has presented solo recitals throughout the United States and Asia and has appeared as guest soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Aspen Music Festival and San Diego Symphony, among others. Ms. Overturf has performed with numerous summer festivals including La Jolla SummerFest, the Mainly Mozart Festival, the Tanglewood Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Aspen Music Festival where she held the English horn fellowship for three years. As a chamber musician she has collaborated with artists such as James Conlon, Lorin Maazel, John Harbison, and James Levine, including the American stage premiere of Elliott Carter’s opera What Next? Ms. Overturf is the first oboist in the history of the Juilliard School to graduate from the prestigious solo-intensive Artist Diploma Program where she also received her Masters Degree. She received her Bachelors Degree from the Eastman School of Music graduating with the Performer’s Certificate, the highest performance distinction awarded to undergraduates. Her principal teachers include Elaine Douvas, Pedro Diaz, Nathan Hughes, Richard Killmer, Richard Woodhams, and Rebecca Henderson. Originally from Seattle, Ms. Overturf rides and shows American Quarter Horses in her free time. For more information, please visit http://www.andreaoverturf.com.
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