Antonio Urrutia-Mendoza, Oboe and English Horn, is a Colombian born, Miami and Montreal based classical musician. The South Florida Classical Review has described his playing as “expressive and suspended,… layering a thunderous effect”. Most recently, he was on contract as the acting Associate Principal Oboe of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand. As an avid free-lancer, Urrutia also holds the Second Oboe and English Horn positions with the Palm Beach Symphony and Florida Grand Opera, and is a substitute musician with The New World Symphony. He was also performed with. The Orchestra Classique de Montreal, Orchestre de l’Agora, Ensemble Obiora, Miami City Ballet, Opera Naples, and The South Florida Symphony.
Antonio has just received his Masters of Music in Orchestral Oboe at the McGill University Schulich School of Music, as well as his Graduate Diploma in Professional Performance, where he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant under the tutelage of Montreal Symphony Principal Oboe; Theodore Baskin. He also completed his Bachelors of Music in Instrumental Performance from the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he is a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar and a member of the Stamps Woodwind Quintet, Class of 2019; The premiere fellowship quintet of the Frost School of Music. He studied privately with Robert Weiner. Mr. Urrutia has been Principal oboe of the McGill Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Alexis Hauser. He has also led the oboe section in the McGill Opera Theatre, and during his time at Frost, Urrutia performed in the Frost Symphony Orchestra, as well as performing and recording with the internationally recognized and award winning jazz-fusion ensemble; the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. He performed chamber music and toured with the Stamps Woodwind Quintet, as well as serving as Principal Oboe of the New Music group Ensemble Ibis.
Antonio was most recently was part of the Aspen Music Festival and School, where he was the 2022 Bowers Noyce Oboe Fellow, and studied privately with Elaine Douvas, Principal Oboe of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Titus Underwood, Principal Oboe of the Nashville Symphony. He has also in recent years been a member of the National Academy Orchestra of Canada for the summers of 2021 and 2020, Canadas only professional training orchestra under the direction of Maestro Boris Brott and part of the Brott Music Festival in Hamilton, Ontario.. He has also participated in the Brevard Music Festival, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and has performed at the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival with the Stamps Woodwind Quintet. Urrutia’s extended private study includes Robert Stephenson, principal of the Utah Symphony, Emily Brebach, solo English Horn of the Atlanta Symphony, and Eric Ohlsson of Florida State University. He has also participated in a plethora of Masterclasses, which include Albrecht Mayer, Eugene Izotov, Sarah Jefferey, Louise Pellerin, Joseph Robinson, Mary Lynch, Humbert Lucarelli, and many more.
Antonio Urrutia hails from Bogota Colombia and began playing Oboe in 2008. On his free time he enjoys playing tennis, hiking, skiing, scuba diving, basically anything outdoors! On top of that he was a deep passion for visual art, and you can find him seeing the newest exhibition at a local art museum, or exploring galleries in all different parts of the city.
Antonio Urrutia, 305-322-7327, firstname.lastname@example.org