J. Scott Janusch, Principal Oboe

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Scott has been Principal Oboe of the Hawaii (Honolulu) Symphony since 1987.   He was a scholarship student at the Manhattan School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music where he earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. His teachers include John Mack, Elaine Douvas, Henry Schuman and Marc Lifschey. Prior to joining the Honolulu Symphony he performed in musical ensembles in Jamaica and Mexico. Scott is also the oboist in the Spring Wind Quintet and Education/Outreach Coordinator for Chamber Music Hawaii’s in-school and Community concerts and workshops.   
Scott has also performed as Principal Oboe with the San Antonio Symphony and the Santa Barbara Symphony, where he was a featured soloist in April 2004. He was also appointed by Jung Ho Pak as Principal Oboe of the San Diego Symphony and Opera Orchestra for the 2001/2002 season and appointed to the same position in the Kansas City Symphony by Maestro Michael Stern for their 2010/2011 season.  Scott has also been featured as a soloist with the Honolulu Symphony on six occasions performing the Mozart Oboe Concerto in 1990 and 2002, the Vivaldi d minor Concerto in 1999, the Bach Double Concerto and Sinfonia Concertante in 2007, and the Strauss Oboe Concerto with Andreas Delfs in 2008.  Scott has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and participated in the Maui Chamber Music Festival, the Colorado Music Festival, the La Jolla Chamber Music Festival, and the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Also a keyboard artist, Scott has performed on the piano, harpsichord, and celesta for the Honolulu Symphony, Ballet Hawaii, Chamber Music Hawaii, and for several faculty recitals at the University of Hawaii.