Jason Smoller — English Horn

Portrait of oboe/English hornist Jason SmollerJason Smoller maintains an active freelance performance career in New York City, where he plays regularly with the Handel Festival Orchestra, The Chelsea Symphony, the Greenwich Village Orchestra, Apotheosis Opera, and The Dream Unfinished. In 2017, he gave the New York Premiere of the English Horn Concerto by Peteris Vasks with the Chelsea Symphony.

In addition to concerts in many of New York’s most iconic venues, including Carnegie Hall and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, he has appeared with orchestras around the United States and in China, France, and the Dominican Republic. He has performed alongside Joshua Bell, Philippe Entremont, and Itamar Zorman and under the batons of Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, and Daniel Barenboim. He holds an MM degree in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied oboe with Stephen Taylor and Robert Botti and English horn with Tom Stacy, and a BA in French and music from Brown University. Jason plays a 2015 Laubin oboe and a 1969 Laubin English horn.

By day, he is the Director of Development for the New York City Opera.