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Harrison Linsey

Washington DC

Oboe

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Harrison Linsey, currently oboist with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, is a versatile musician and collaborator. Before joining the NSO in 2018, Harrison held a position with the San Diego Symphony for three seasons. His musical journey gained steam during his years studying with Elaine Douvas at The Juilliard School, where his love for the oboe blossomed.

Harrison's career has extended to many prominent orchestras across the United States, including guest Principal oboe roles with the Seattle, Detroit, and Pittsburgh symphonies, and substitute appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. A highlight in Harrison's career was recording the world premiere of Christopher Tyler Nickel’s Bass Oboe Concerto as soloist, now available on Avie Records. This performance highlights a rarely played member of the oboe family.

In the summertime, he returns to his home region in Washington state, where he proudly assumes the role of Principal oboist of the Bellingham Festival of Music. Harrison also enjoys sharing his passion for the oboe with students of all ages, both privately and at the Hidden Valley Music Seminars Oboe Masterclass in California.

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