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Randall Ellis

Randall Ellis played in the orchestra in the premiere of Migle and the Bugs
Randall Ellis

Randall Ellis received his Bachelor of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts and his Master of Music degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he studied with Ronald Roseman.

He is principal oboist of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and is the oboist in Windscape Woodwind Quintet, artists in residence at the Manhattan School of Music. He was principal oboist of the New York Chamber Symphony and in that capacity received two Grammy nominations. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and the Florida Orchestra.

Mr. Ellis has been a soloist with the New England Bach Festival, the International Bach Festival of Madeira, the Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York, and Chamber Music at the 92nd Street Y. He has toured extensively as a guest artist with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Ensemble Wien-Berlin, Orchestra at St. Luke's, the New York Philomusica and the Orchestras of the Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, and the American Ballet Theatre dance companies.

Mr. Ellis has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS's Sunday Morning, and many times on PBS's Live from Lincoln Center. His performances have been heard on National Public Radio, European radio, and NHK Radio and TV in Japan. Mr. Ellis has recorded for EMI/Angel, Deutsche Grammophon, Columbia, Sony, RCA, Vox, Nonesuch, CRI, Pro Arte and Delos. Mr. Ellis has performed with Winton Marsalis at Jazz at Lincoln Center and on Broadway in the orchestra for the musical Wicked.

Mr. Ellis is on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival.