Principal Oboe | Ewing Halsell Foundation | Principal Chair
Paul Lueders, a native of Boston, Massachusetts, recently completed his studies at the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Oboe Performance. He studied with Boston Symphony Orchestra principal oboist John Ferrillo and Los Angeles Philharmonic second oboist Anne Gabriele. Paul has made principal oboe appearances with the symphony orchestras of Pittsburgh and Baltimore, and he is a regular substitute of the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida.
While at NEC, Paul participated in two honors-distinguished chamber music ensembles: The Zephyrus Wind Quintet, and Trio Auloi, a trio comprised of oboe, bassoon, and piano. As the Honors competition winner, Paul was granted two chamber music recitals in the world-renowned Jordan Hall. Paul has also made many solo appearances with orchestra, including a performance of Vivaldi’s Oboe Concerto in A minor with the Boston Accompanietta. He also performed the Bach Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor with the un-conducted NEC Bach Ensemble.
Among his summer festival experiences include two summers at the Aspen Music Festival, and one summer at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. In 2011, Paul was accepted as a fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in Lenox, Massachusetts. His performances during the 2011 season granted him an invitation to the festival for the following summer in 2012.