Keisuke Wakao, oboe
Performance Diploma, Manhattan School of Music. Associate Principal, Boston Symphony Orchestra. Former member of the New World Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic. Soloist with the Tokyo Symphony, Boston Pops, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestras. Chamber music at the Spoleto Festival. Solo recitals in Japan including recital with Christoph Eschenbach at Sapporo's Pacific Festival. Tanglewood Music Center fellow, 1984 and 1987. Studied with Joseph Robinson, Alfred Genovese, and Ralph Gomberg. Finalist in the 1988 Lucarelli International Oboe Competition. Founded the Keisuke Wakao Oboe Camp, Tokyo in 1988. Former faculty: Manhattan School of Music. Faculty: NEC, Boston Conservatory.