Jonathan Fischer joined the Houston Symphony as Principal Oboe in September, 2012, and is also currently serving as Acting Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Symphony for the 2013-14 season. Jonathan also serves as Principal Oboe with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in Idaho.
He has held positions with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Grant Park Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Savannah Symphony and the New World Symphony. Mr. Fischer has performed as a guest Principal with many of the nation’s leading orchestras including the Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the St Louis Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, and the St Paul Chamber Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist with the Grant Park Symphony, the New World Symphony and several times with the San Francisco Symphony. In October 2013 made his solo debut with the Houston Symphony performing the Mozart Oboe Concerto.
Jonathan has taught and performed at the Aspen Music Festival, and the Oberlin Conservatory. He has given masterclasses at the San Francisco Conservatory, Rice University, University of Michigan and the Texas Music Festival, and he enjoys coaching frequently at the New World Symphony. He holds a degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Richard Woodhams.