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Spencer Rubin is a student at The Juilliard School where he studies with Elaine Douvas and is a proud recipient of a full merit Kovner Fellowship scholarship. Recently, Spencer was recently named a 2023 Yamaha Young Performing Artist Winner and was the overall divisional winner of The American Prize. As a soloist, he has performed the Strauss Oboe Concerto and the Martinů Oboe Concerto with orchestras. Spencer has earned numerous grand prize and first place awards in national and international competitions resulting in performances at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Recital Hall, and an invitation to perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall. He was a 2020 National YoungArts Foundation Finalist and was featured on NPR’s “From the Top” nationally syndicated radio program. As a chamber musician, Spencer was a grand prize winner of the National League of Performing Arts Competition and a two-time winner of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Chamber Competition. He has attended the Aspen Music Festival as a fellow, the Juilliard Summer Winds Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra, and was an inaugural fellow at the Hidden Valley Festival of Winds. Spencer was also invited to join the National Youth Orchestra of the United States and has participated in numerous masterclasses. Spencer makes classical music accessible through social media which has led to him working with the NY Philharmonic Public Relations team, interviews with WGBN-Chicago TV and The New York Post, and an appearance on the Speaking Soundly podcast.

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