John Ferrillo


Lecturer in Music, Oboe


Artist’s Diploma and Artist’s Certificate, Curtis Institute


Joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as principal oboe at the start of the 2001 Tanglewood season, having appeared with the orchestra several times as a guest performer in recent seasons. From 1986 to 2001 he was principal oboe of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He studied with John deLancie at the Curtis Institute, and John Mack at the Blossom Festival. He has also participated in the Marlboro, Craftsbury, and Monadnock festivals. Prior to his appointment at the Metropolitan Opera, Mr. Ferrillo was second oboe of the San Francisco Symphony, and was a faculty member at Illinois State University and West Virginia University. He has taught and performed at the Aspen and Waterloo festivals and the Mannes Bach Institute, and served on the faculty of the Juilliard School. Present position, 2002.