Oboist | Musician | Teacher
"A brilliant player of dazzling technical ability and musical inventiveness"
San Francisco Chronicle
"Elegant expression of the French school with fiery Russian temperament"
The Boston Globe
"There is no finer oboist"
LATEST NEWS and RECORDINGS:
Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin":
"Love Theme" from Cinema Paradiso:
Eugene Izotov plays "Oblivion" by Astor Piazzolla:
Eugene Izotov is one of today's leading wind players, internationally renowned for his “fiery Russian 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).