James Austin

Artist Bio

James Austin Smith, oboe

Praised for his “virtuosic,” “dazzling,” and “brilliant” performances (New York Times) and his “bold, keen sound” (New Yorker), oboist James Austin Smith appears regularly at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and at leading national and international chamber music festivals. He is Co-principal Oboist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and an Artist of the International Contemporary Ensemble. As Artistic and Executive Director of Tertulia Chamber Music, he creates evenings of food, drink, and music in New York and San Francisco. He is Professor of Oboe and Chamber Music at Stony Brook University and the Manhattan School of Music and is a regular guest at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.