Another young one wins an audition. What were you doing when you were 24?!

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has appointed William Welter, a recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the holder of an artist diploma from the Oberlin Conservatory, as principal oboe.

The appointment is to take effect this fall, pending the finalizing of his contract with the association, an orchestra spokeswoman said.

At 24, Welter will be one of the youngest musicians ever to be named to a first-chair position with the CSO.


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