Stephen Taylor, one of the most sought-after oboists in the country, holds the Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III solo oboe chair at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He is solo oboist with the New York Woodwind Quintet, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble.
Taylor’s regular festival appearances include Spoleto, Aldeburgh, Caramoor, Bravo! Vail Valley, Music from Angel Fire, Norfolk, Santa Fe, Aspen, and Chamber Music Northwest.
Among his more than 200 recordings is Elliott Carter’s Oboe Quartet for which Taylor received a Grammy® Nomination. He has performed many of Carter’s works and given world premieres US premieres of many works. Trained at The Juilliard School, Taylor is a member of its faculty as well as of the Yale and Manhattan Schools of Music.