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List of famous oboists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top oboists in the world? This includes the most prominent oboists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable oboists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic oboists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned oboists.

List is made up of many different oboe players and performers, including Sufjan Stevens and Sonny Simmons.

From reputable, prominent, and well known oboists to the lesser known oboe musicians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the oboist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous oboists ever?" and "What are the names of famous oboists?" then you're in the right place. 
Georg Philipp Telemann is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Oboists
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Georg Philipp Telemann was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes. After studying in Magdeburg, Zellerfeld, and Hildesheim, Telemann entered the University of Leipzig to study law, but eventually ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1681-1767)

Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany

Profession: Oboist, Composer

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#16 on The Greatest Oboists of All Time

#8 on The Best Baroque Composers, Ranked

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Rahsaan Roland Kirk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Oboists
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Rahsaan Roland Kirk was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist who played tenor saxophone, flute and many other instruments. He was renowned for his onstage vitality, during which virtuoso improvisation was accompanied by comic banter, political ranting, and the ability to play several instruments ...more

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Age: Died at 42 (1935-1977)

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Bandleader, Flautist, Oboist, Composer, + more

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#42 on The Greatest Saxophonists of All Time

#28 on The Greatest Oboists of All Time

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Andy Mackay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Oboists
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Andrew "Andy" Mackay is an English multi-instrumentalist, best known as a founding member of the art rock group Roxy Music. In addition, he has taught music and provided scores for television, while his CV as a session musician encompasses some of the most noteworthy and recognisable names in the ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: Lostwithiel, United Kingdom

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Author, Oboist, + more

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#35 on The Greatest Oboists of All Time

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Karl Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Oboists
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Karl William Pamp Jenkins, CBE is a Welsh musician and composer known for "Adiemus", The Armed Man and his Requiem. ...more

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Age: 71

Birthplace: Penclawdd, United Kingdom

Profession: Oboist, Composer

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#57 on The Greatest Oboists of All Time

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