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List of Famous Oboists

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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 people, including Sufjan Stevens and Sonny Simmons.

From reputable, prominent, and well known oboists to the lesser known oboists 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. (123 items)
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    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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    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: USA, Columbus, Ohio
    • Profession: Musician, Bandleader, Flautist, Oboist, Composer, + more
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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 music ...more

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    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Author, Oboist, + more
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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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    Jacques Paisible

    Jacques Paisible is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Oboists
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    Jacques Paisible, also known as James Peasable or James Paisible, was a French baroque composer and recorder virtuoso who lived and worked in London for about forty years. Paisible arrived in London from France in September 1673, one of the four oboists among the musicians accompanying Robert Cambert.more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1656-1721)
    • Profession: Oboist
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    Yusef Abdul Lateef was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community after his conversion to the Ahmadiyya sect of Islam in 1950. Although Lateef's main instruments were the tenor saxophone and flute, he also played oboe and bassoon, both rare in jazz, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1920-2013)
    • Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Flautist, Author, Oboist, Composer, + more
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    William Herschel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Oboists
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    Sir Frederick William Herschel, KH, FRS was a German-born British astronomer, composer, and brother of Caroline Herschel. Born in the Electorate of Hanover, Herschel followed his father into the Military Band of Hanover, before migrating to Great Britain at the age of nineteen. Herschel became ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1738-1822)
    • Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
    • Profession: Scientist, Oboist, Astronomer
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    Sufjan Stevens is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He first came to wider recognition with the 2000 album A Sun Came, which was released on the Asthmatic Kitty label he co-founded with his stepfather. He is perhaps best known for his 2005 album Illinois, which hit number one on ...more

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    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Oboist, Composer, + more
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