Mary Lynch joined the Seattle Symphony as Principal Oboe in Fall 2014. She previously held the position of Second Oboe with the Cleveland Orchestra and has toured internationally with both The Cleveland Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Born in Washington D.C., Ms. Lynch studied at the New England Conservatory, the Juilliard School, and Interlochen Arts Academy. Her teachers include John Ferrillo, Elaine Douvas, Nathan Hughes, and Daniel Stolper. Her awards include The Juilliard School’s William Schuman Prize and the Boston Woodwind Society’s Ralph Gomberg Oboe Award. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Lynch has spent several summers at the Marlboro Music Festival, has toured with Musicians from Marlboro, and has performed with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Other summer festival appearances include the Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, and Aspen Music Festival. Her playing has been broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today.