Daniel Stolper is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music
where he studied with Robert Sprenkle. After graduation, he did further work
with Robert Bloom, John Mack, and Heinz Holliger. While still a student, he
played beside his teacher in the Rochester Philharmonic and the
Eastman-Rochester Symphony. He can be heard as first oboist of the distinguished Eastman Wind Ensemble series of recordings on Mercury/EMI. He can also be heard with the Marlboro Festival Orchestra on Colombia, and with the Richards Quintet on Crystal Records. After receiving his BM, MM, and the
Performer's Certificate in oboe, he joined the San Antonio Symphony as principal oboist, a position he held for five seasons. He later played first oboe in the New Orleans Philharmonic. During these years, he made many solo appearances in the concertos of Handel, Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Strauss and in the Bach Oboe d'Amore Concerto. He was soloist in the first US performance of the Oboe
Concerto by Bohuslav Martinu. In the late 60's he joined the faculty of Michigan State University at East Lansing, and became first oboist of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Richards Quintet. In the late 70's he joined the faculty of the Interlochen Center for the Arts; five of his Interlochen students have been named Presidential Scholars in the Arts. He has been editor of the Double Reed Magazine, the publication of the International Double Reed Society, since the society's inception in 1972.
He has given masterclasses at all the major music schools of Australia, in the People's Republic of China, and in Japan; at the Cincinnati Conservatory (as part of the "American Oboist" series of classes), the Eastman School, the Peabody Conservatory, the Hartt College of Music, the University of Washington in Seattle, the University of Oregon in Eugene, and the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has also given courses at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, and the Guildhall School - all in London, and at the Conservatoire in Birmingham. He has also served on the juries of some important international competitions - the "Castello di Duino" (at Trieste, in Italy); the Lucarelli Competition for Solo Oboists in New York, and the Isle of
Wight International Competition in England.
Aside from the oboe, his interests include aquariums, indoor plants,
gym workouts, travel, and cats.
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