Twenty-one-year-old oboist Harrison Linsey joins the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2015 as second oboist. He has performed on oboe and English horn in the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony Orchestra and as guest principal with the Sarasota Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Linsey recently completed his Bachelor's degree at The Juilliard School, studying with Elaine Douvas and receiving additional instruction from Nathan Hughes, Linda Strommen, Richard Dallessio and Pedro Diaz. He has contributed his expertise on both oboe and English horn in the Juilliard orchestras, opera and the school's contemporary ensemble AXIOM. Mr. Linsey has participated in the Marrowstone (Washington) Festival, studying with Rebecca Henderson, and three summers at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where he has been the Oboe Fellow for two years, studying with Richard Woodhams, Ariana Ghez, Frank Rosenwein and Robert Atherholt.
Born and raised in Seattle, Harrison Linsey was principal oboe of the Seattle Youth Symphony for three years and served as principal oboist of the New York Youth Symphony for his first year in New York. In his spare time, Linsey is an avid portrait photographer, specializing in headshots for musicians.