About Me

Oboist, English Hornist, Naomi Ishikawa-Ozawa, a native of Japan, is an active chamber, solo, and orchestral musician, who recently relocated from New York City, NY, to here new home in Los Angeles, CA.
Over the years she has performed with many well renowned orchestras including the New York Symphonic Ensemble, New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, and The Bronx Opera Company. She kept a very busy performance schedule in Vienna, Austria, where she lived from 1990-1996. Having had the pleasure to perform, amongst other famous venues, at the Musikverein, Konzerthaus, and City Opera, as well as the intimate City Theater Baden, at which she made a CD recording with the International Composers Association. She also was part of the young Austrian chamber ensemble Pentaxylos Quintet, and performed in a Jazz Orchestra concert with saxophonist and jazz-legend Anthony Braxton.
She holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, as well as a Masters degree and a professional studies degree from Mannes College of Music, located in New York City. She is thankful to have had the opportunity of studying with some of the leading educators, as well as performers, in Europe as well as the U.S. Which include Thomas Stacy (English Horn, New York Philharmonic Orchestra), Ms. Elaine Douvas (Principal Oboist, Metropolitan Opera), Mr. Richard Dallessio (New Jersey Symphonic Orchestra), Manfred Kautzky (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), Klaus Lienbacher
(Vienna Symphonic Orchestra)

Orchestral Experience
The Bronx Opera Company, NY
Principal Oboe 1998-present
New York Symphonic Ensemble, NY
Soloist, Japan Tour 1998-present
(Featuring members of the New York Philharmonic
and Metropolitan Opera)
Queensborough Orchestra, NY
Principal Oboe & EH 1998-present
New England Symphonic Ensemble, NY
Principal Oboe & EH 1997-present
(playing regularly at New York's Carnegie Hall)
Lyric Theater Orchestra, NJ
Principal Oboe 1997
City Theater Baden, Vienna/Austria
Principal Oboe 1996
Schlosstheater Schönbrunn, Vienna/Austria
Principal Oboe 1995-96
Pro Arte Orchestra Wien, Vienna/Austria
Principal Oboe 1990-96

Chamber Music Experience
Prism Chamber Orchestra, NY
Oboe & EH 1996-97
Pentaxylos Quintet, Austria
Oboe 1996
Frisch Trio, Japan Tour
Oboe 1993, 94, 95

Other Experience
Soloist with the Mannes Orchestra, NY 2000
Soloist with New York Symphonic Ensemble,
Japan Tour 1999
TV performance with Bronx Opera, NY 2000-2001
Radio performance for WQXR, NY 1998
CD recording with Int'l Composers Association, Vienna/Austria 1995
Recordings and live performancees for Austrian Broadcasting Corp. 1993-96
Solo Recitals in Japan, Austria, New York 1992-present

Performances under:
Kurt Mazur, Zubin Mehta, Samuel Wong (Hong Kong Philharmonic, Honolulu Symphony), Mamoru Takahara (New York Symphonic Ensemble), Michael Charry, Philippe Etremont (Vienna Chamber Orchestra) Leopold Harger (RTL-Orch., Metropolitan Opera) Wen-Pin Chien (PMF, Deutsche Oper am Rhein), Kimbo Ishi-Eto (Cyuga Chamber Orchestra)

Educational Background
Mannes College of Music
New York City, NY
Scholarship recipient 1997-2001
PSD. received in 2001
MM. received in 1999
Thomas Stacy (English Horn, New York Philharmonic)
Richard Dallessio (Oboe, New Jersey Symphonic Orch.)
Elaine Douvas (Principal Oboe, Metropolitan Opera Orch.)

University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Vienna, Austria
BM. received in 1994
Manfred Kautzky (Vienna Philharmonic Orch.)
Klaus Lienbacher (Vienna Symphonic Orch.)

Additional Education
John Mack, John de Lancie, Ray Still, Richard Woodhamus, John Ferrillo, Linda Strommen (Louisiana University), Hansjoerg Schellenberger (Berlin Philharmonic), Lothar Koch (BerlinPhilharmonic), Seizo Maruyama (NHK), Keiji Shimizu

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