03. November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Retiring

Humbert “Bert” Lucarelli, renowned oboist and professor of oboe at The Hartt School, will retire at the end of the 2014–2015 academic year after 47 years of teaching. Lucarelli joined The Hartt School’s instrumental music faculty in 1968.

Lucarelli remains a highly acclaimed oboe teacher who, in addition to his teaching at The Hartt School, has taught master classes for students all over the world. “Teaching is pivotal to my life in music,” he said recently. Lucarelli’s former students have gone on to hold prominent positions in orchestras all around the world. Throughout his lengthy tenure at Hartt, he also taught at a number of other colleges and universities, summer festivals, and oboe camps.

Lucarelli is not only a highly regarded oboe teacher but also a renowned performer, cited by The New York Times as “America’s leading oboe recitalist.” He has appeared extensively as a soloist with internationally known orchestras and chamber music groups throughout the United States, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Lucarelli also has performed and recorded with some of the world’s leading conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Fiedler, Kirill Kondrashin, Josef Krips, James Levine, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Artur Rodzinski, Sir Georg Solti, Leopold Stokowski, and Igor Stravinsky. Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winning composer John Corigliano wrote an Oboe Concerto for him.

Lucarelli appears on recordings for Koch International, Vox, BMG Classics, Well-Tempered, Stradivari, and Special Music.

He is the recipient of a Solo Recitalist Fellowship, Consortium Commissioning and Music Recording Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and recently has been named an Honorary Member of The International Double Reed Society.

Lucarelli earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University.

“Bert Lucarelli will forever be remembered as one of our very best artist/teachers,” said Hartt School Acting Dean T. Clark Saunders. “He inspired a great number of Hartt students to go on to highly successful performing and teaching careers.”

A search for Lucarelli’s replacement will begin immediately.

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