Eric Ohlsson enjoys a significant musical career that is varied and far reaching in its scope. He is dedicated to both performing and teaching on a national and international scale. He joins CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra this season as guest principal oboe.
Ohlsson performs regularly as principal oboist of the Tallahassee Symphony, the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra, and with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra. He was formerly principal oboe of the Naples Philharmonic, the Columbus Symphony, the Augusta Symphony, and the South Carolina Philharmonic. Additionally, he has played in the same capacity as a guest performer with groups such as the Florida Orchestra, the Charlotte Symphony, and the Jacksonville Symphony. He has many engagements to his credit as a soloist with orchestra and has given solo and chamber recitals in the US, Europe, and South America.
As a pedagogue, Ohlsson serves as the Charles DeLaney Professor of Music at Florida State University, where he has taught hundreds of young oboists, many of whom now hold important positions as university professors, performers, and educators across the country. He has also taught at the University of South Carolina, Otterbein College, and Denison University. During the summer months he is a member of the Artist Faculty at the Brevard Music Center.
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CityMusic Cleveland strives for more as it approaches its 15th season Story and photography by Michael C. Butz On a sweltering and stormy evening in mid-May, the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus presented a special Saturday night service, of sorts. It was a program that typically takes place only four times a year at the […]
With generous support from the Cleveland Foundation, CityMusic Cleveland has embarked on a mission to enhance our digital footprint to more fully engage with our local communities, especially younger audiences. Our social media consultant has documented the strategy so far as a resource for other non-profits who may struggle to find the resources to devote to digital media. (link to social media resource page)