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Oboist | Musician | Teacher
"There is no finer oboist" - The Chicago Tribune
"Elegant expression of the French school with fiery temperament" - The Boston Globe
"Ravishing playing" - The Washington Times
Eugene Izotov is one of today's leading wind players, internationally renowned for his “fiery temperament” (Boston Globe), “ravishing playing” (Washington Post), and "luminous beauty of tone” (San Francisco Chronicle). His meteoric career includes positions as Principal Oboe with the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Symphony, and currently the San Francisco Symphony. Izotov has also appeared as guest principal oboist with Boston Symphony and New York Philharmonic. Eugene Izotov is the first Russian-born musician in history to hold a principal wind position in any major American symphony orchestra. His numerous awards include top prizes at solo competitions in Saint Petersburg (1991), Moscow (1990), New York (1995), and at the Fernand Gillet International Competition (2001). One of today's most prolific teachers, Mr. Izotov serves on the faculties of San Francisco Conservatory of Music, The Colburn School (Los Angeles), and at Music Academy (Santa Barbara) and has previously taught at The Juilliard School.
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