Katherine Needleman

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Katherine Needleman (born May 14, 1978) is the principal oboist of the Baltimore Symphony orchestra, USA. She studied under Richard Woodhams at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, graduating at age twenty. She was the first prize winner of the Gillet-Fox International Oboe Competition of the International Double Reed Society in 2003. Ms. Needleman joined the oboe faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in 2005. She is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts. In addition to playing in the Baltimore Symphony, Ms. Needleman is one of the founding members of Mico Nonet as well as Trio La Milpa.[1]


  1. ^ Rasicot, Julie (10 April 2008). "Baltimore Orchestra Creates Symphony for All Ages". The Washington Post. Retrieved 1 April 2010.