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Robin Driscoll


ROBIN DRISCOLL, Oboe

Robin Driscoll, oboe, received his Master’s Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and played with the Cleveland Orchestra after graduation as a long-term replacement for their assistant principal oboe who was on medical leave.  He has been both guest principal and acting second oboe with the Pittsburgh Symphony.  He toured with the Pittsburgh Symphony to Russian and Europe in 1990 and with the Cleveland Orchestra to Hong Kong and Japan that same year where he was featured in the offstage oboe solo in Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.  Mr. Driscoll has performed with the St. Louis Symphony and the Atlanta Symphony as acting second oboe.  While in Atlanta, he was featured as solo English horn in Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust conducted by Charles Dutoit.  He also participated in the Cleveland Orchestra’s tour to Carnegie Hall that was taped for one of the Great Performers Series on PBS.  Mr. Driscoll is currently principal oboe with the Pittsburgh Opera, the Pittsburgh Ballet and the Wheeling Symphony.  The prestigious Pittsburgh Concert Society announced Mr. Driscoll as a winner of their 2008 competition.  He performed in recital at their opening concert for their 2008-09 season.  Mr. Driscoll is currently professor of Oboe at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  He is also a member of the music faculty at The University of Pittsburgh.  Mr. Driscoll was one of two primary oboe teachers and performers at the prestigious 2011 John Mack Oboe Camp where he gave master classes to over 65 oboe students.  He has given master classes and played in recital with Joseph Robinson at Duke University and Ohio State University.  Mr. Driscoll has received a US Patent on a new machine for making oboe reeds and manufactures these machines at his own workshop in Washington, PA with the aid of new computerized milling technologies.