05. August 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

When you finish and the pianist finishes after you, you have to look arty. Look up at the lights.

-John Mack

I read this here. What is especially fun about this article is reading some names that are now quite successful in the oboe world:

Although the camp imposes no specific entrance requirements, the level of performance was generally high — astonishingly so among some younger players. Scott Hostetler, 18, of Kokomo, Ind., flashed through a Barret study, leaving Mr. Mack, for once, with almost nothing to say. Katherine Needleman, 16, of Ellicott City, Md., gave gorgeous, flowing accounts of the solos from Brahms’s First Symphony. And Frank Rosenwein, 16, of Evanston, Ill., spun out a movement from the Hindemith Sonata with a knowing sentiment that belied his years.

Where are they now?

  • Hostetler: English horn, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Needleman: principal oboe, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Rosenwein: principal oboe, Cleveland Orchestra

Not bad. :-)

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