Dwight Parry is the principal oboist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He was previously the principal oboist of the San Diego Symphony and before that was an oboe fellow with the New World Symphony. He has performed as guest principal oboist with the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Los Angeles Opera, and the Deutsche Symphonie of Berlin. Originally from Southern California, he found his passion for music studying piano, voice, and jazz saxophone, but it was not until his sophomore year of high school that he began playing the oboe. Mr. Parry studied at the University of Southern California with Allan Vogel and David Weiss and at the Cleveland Institute of Music with John Mack.
In addition to his love for orchestral playing, Mr. Parry enjoys performing as a soloist, both with orchestra and in recital. Last season, he performed Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in subscription concerts with the Cincinnati Symphony. Past concerto appearances have included the works of Strauss, Goossens, Haydn, Bach, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Barber, Marcello and Vaughn-Williams. He regularly gives masterclasses at universities and festivals and teaches privately. Mr. Parry plays exclusively on Lorée oboes.