Principal Oboe (2020-2021)
Victoria Racz, B.M., M.M., was the principal oboist, featured soloist, and General Manager of the Oregon Chamber Players for the complete existence of the ensemble (1995-2014). She played principal oboe and was a soloist twice with the Newport Symphony (from 1995 – 2011). She has played oboe and English horn with Oregon Symphony, Columbia Symphony, American Metropole Orchestra, and other groups in the region, including the Oregon Chorale. She is principal oboist with the Portland Festival Symphony, Portland Summerfest Opera, Portland Phoenix Choral Union, Vancouver Master Chorale, and is also the oboist with the Con Grazia Wind Quintet, the OCP Quartet, Sirens Trio, Double Reed Divas, and Trio Adrato. She was a featured soloist with the ISing Choir in 2019, and was scheduled to appear again as a soloist in 2020 when Covid hit… She has performed with a diverse range of artists including performers such as Jane Siberry, Roberta Flack, Martha Reeves, Kurt Elling, and Jessye Norman.
She is the co-founder, General Manager, and primary wind coach for the Junior Symphony of Vancouver. Through her annual Northwest Oboe Seminar, she has worked and performed with several world-renowned artists including Humbert Lucarelli, Allan Vogel, Dan Stolper, Nancy Rumbel, Alex Klein, and John Mack, among others.
Currently serving a one-year term.