Adjunct Associate Professor
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BM, Roosevelt University
Oboist Humbert Lucarelli has distinguished himself as one of America's foremost musicians. He has been hailed as "America's leading oboe recitalist" (The New York Times), and (The New York Daily News) notes he "has proven his preeminence among oboists today" and he has as well been recently cited by the Groves Dictionary of music and Musicians as one of Americas renowned oboists. Lucarelli has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and Asia. He has been featured in the: Angel Fire, Aspen, Chautauqua, Marblehead, Martha's Vineyard, Music Mountain, Newport, Victoria International Music Festival and Il Festival Eleazar de Carvalho in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Professor Lucarelli, was in the summer of 2002, the first American oboist to be invited to perform and teach at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. He has recently been named an Honorary Member of The International Double Reed Society.
Professor Lucarelli's wide range of musical activities has included performances with the American Symphony Orchestra, I Solisti Veneti, Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, London's Orchestra of St. John's Smith Square, The Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra Sinphônica Do Estado De Sâo Paulo and the Philharmonia Virtuosi. Concerts with the original Bach Aria Group, the Trio Bell'Arte, the American, Amernet, Audubon, Biava, Cassatt, Chester, Colorado, Emerson, Lark, Leontovich, Manhattan, Miami, Muir, Panocha and Philadelphia string quartets have brought a vast new audience to the oboe. Of his performance with I Solisti Veneti, Allen Hughes (The New York Times) wrote, "Mr. Lucarelli is a true virtuoso on the oboe."
As an orchestral performer, Lucarelli has performed and recorded with some of the world's leading conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Fiedler, Kiril Kondrashin, Josef Krips, James Levine, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Artur Rodzinsky, Sir Georg Solti, Leopold Stokowski and Igor Stravinsky.
Professor Lucarelli has recorded John Corigliano's Oboe Concerto for RCA Victor, which was written for and premiered by him with the American Symphony Orchestra to a standing ovation at Carnegie Hall. He has recorded extensively with Koch International, Lyrichord, MCA Classics, Musical Heritage Society, Pantheon and Stradivari. His recorded repertoire ranges from Bach, Baksa, Bax, Bliss, Britten, Debussy, Hindemith, Leclair, Lefebre, Mozart, Poulenc, Rameau, Saint-Saens, including concerti of Strauss, Telemann, Vaughan Williams and Wolf-Ferrari. His most recent recording of All Bach was praised in The Gramophone as a "memorable recital that boasts a deeply expressive soloist".
Professor Lucarelli is the recipient of a Solo Recitalists Fellowship, Consortium Commissioning, and Music Recording grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.