Randall Ellis is the principal oboist of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Little Orchestra Society, and is solo English horn in the New York Pops Orchestra. He is the oboist in the Windscape woodwind quintet, which is ensemble-in-residence at the Manhattan School of Music. He is principal oboist and serves on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was principal oboist of the New York Chamber Symphony and in that capacity received two Grammy nominations, including one for his recording of Howard Hanson’s Pastorale. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and the Florida Orchestra. Mr. Ellis has toured extensively as a guest artist with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and he 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 freelanced with the Ensemble Wien-Berlin, Orchestra of 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 recorded for EMI/Angel, Columbia, Sony, RCA, Vox, Nonesuch, CRI, Pro Arte, Delos, and Deutsche Grammophon. He has performed with Winton Marsalis at Jazz at Lincoln Center and on Broadway in the orchestra for the musical Wicked. He received his bachelor’s degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts and his master’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook where he studied with Ronald Roseman. He teaches oboe and chamber music at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.