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 performs new and old music across the United States and around the world. Smith is an Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Decoda, and the Poulenc Trio, as well as Artistic Director of Tertulia, a chamber music series that takes place in restaurants in New York City and San Francisco. He is a member of the faculties of Stony Brook University and Manhattan School of Music. Find him @jaustinsmith on Instagram.