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Spencer Rubin will enter The Juilliard School in fall 2022 as a student of Elaine Douvas and a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship. He currently attends The Juilliard School Pre-College Division where he studies with Elaine Douvas and Yousun Chung.  Spencer was a 2020 National YoungArts Foundation Finalist and was featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” nationally syndicated radio program.   As a soloist, he performed the Strauss Oboe Concerto with the New York Chamber Players Orchestra, and the Martinů Oboe Concerto with the Island Symphony Orchestra as the Grand Prize Winner of its Young Artist Concerto Competition.  He has earned numerous grand prize and first place awards in international competitions resulting in performances at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Recital Hall, and an invitation to perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall.  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. Spencer has attended the Aspen Music Festival, 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.