Has appeared both as principal oboist and concerto soloist with most of the leading period-instrument groups in America and has performed widely in the U.S. and Europe with conductors such as Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan, Jordi Savall, Gustav Leonhardt, Reinhard Goebbel, Andrew Manze, and Mark Minkowski. Featured on numerous recordings of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire. Has acted as principal oboist of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic and the New Century Chamber Orchestra. Prizewinner at the Bruges Early Music Competition in Belgium. Active chamber musician; has made several reconstructions and arrangements, notably from the works of Bach and Rameau. Expert in historical reedmaking techniques, with more than two dozen of his pieces on permanent display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also an active contemporary music performer; given the 2000 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Oboe faculty, Oberlin Conservatory's Baroque Performance Institute and the U. of North Texas; former faculty, the Longy School in Cambridge, Mass.; master classes at Indiana U.
Studied at the San Francisco Conservatory. Teachers include Marc Lifschey and James Caldwell.