Oboist Melanie Feld is a member of Orchestra of St. Luke's, American Composers' Orchestra, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Philharmonia Virtuosi, the Bard Festival Orchestra, and P.D.Q. Bach. She has served as principal oboist with the Stamford Symphony since 1980. Ms. Feld has worked with such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tilson Thomas, Raymond Leppard, Julius Rudel, John Eliot Gardiner, and André Previn. Her recording credits include albums on the CBS, Angel, Moss Music Group, MusicMasters, Telarc, Nonesuch, and New World labels. Since 1992, she has been a member of the orchestra with the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera.
A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Ms. Feld moved to New York City to attend the Mannes College of Music, and completed her graduate studies at The Juilliard School. Her teachers have included Leland Lincoln, Marc Lifschey, Stephen Adelstein, and Ronald Roseman.
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