For the past four years, oboist Spencer Rubin has been a student at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division where he studies with Elaine Douvas and Yousun Chung. In the summer of 2019 he studied at the Aspen Music Festival, where he was the youngest oboist ever to attend and was to return in the summer of 2020. Spencer was also invited to join the National Youth Orchestra of the United States (NYO). Previously, he attended Hidden Valley Music Festival, Juilliard Summer Winds Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artists Orchestra, and the Interlochen Arts Camp.
Spencer was named a 2020 YoungArts Finalist and attended YoungArts week in Miami. As a winner of the NY Chamber Players Orchestra Young Artists Concerto Competition, he will perform the Pasculli Oboe Concerto on Themes from Donizetti’s “La Favorita”. Spencer has earned numerous first place and grand prize awards in international competitions resulting in performances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Recital Hall, and an invitation to perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall. As a chamber musician, he was a grand prize winner of the National League of Performing Arts Competition and was a two-time winner of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s youth competition.