Mark Hill, Oboe, English Horn
Mark Hill has earned a wide reputation as an oboe and English horn soloist,
chamber musician, orchestral player, recording artist and teacher. In
the symphonic world he has been invited to perform with the New York Philharmonic,
the National Symphony, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the San Diego
Symphony, the Orchestra of the Academy of St.-Martins-in-the-Fields, Orpheus,
the Mostly Mozart Orchestra, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's. He was for
many years a member of the New York Chamber Symphony and is currently
principal oboe of the National Philharmonic, with whom he has recently
featured as soloist on Mozart’s Oboe Concerto, Bach’s Double
Concerto for Oboe and Violin, and Bach Brandenburg Concertos.
His extensive chamber music experience includes collaborations and appearances
with such artists as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the
Guarneri String Quartet, the New York Woodwind Quintet, the Bach Aria
Group, the Mendelssohn String Quartet, Claude Frank, Paula Robison, and
the Aspen Wind Quintet. He has appeared with Chamber Music Northwest and
is currently a member of the Left Bank Concert Society in Washington,
D.C. as well as the performing faculty of the Yellow Barn Chamber Music
Festival in Vermont. He was a member of the New York based Sylvan Winds
from 1982 until 2005. More recently he performed chamber music and a concerto
performance at Turkey’s Klasik Keyifler festival during the summer of 2011.
He has recorded on at least nine major labels and was English horn soloist
on the Grammy-nominated Angel recording of Copland's Quiet City and Music
for the Theater with Gerard Schwarz and the New York Chamber Symphony.
A solo recording of American music entitled
Alchemy was released in 2006 by Albany Records to critical acclaim, and a second
Sad Steps, has just been released on the same label.
Mr. Hill earned his B.M. degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts
and his M.M. from SUNY Stony Brook as a student of Ronald Roseman. Other
mentors have included Richard Killmer, Joseph Robinson, and Heinz Holliger.
Mr. Hill is currently Professor of Oboe at the University of Maryland School
of Music; he has also taught at Ithaca College, the Mannes College of
Music, Columbia University, and the State University of New York at Purchase.