Jennifer Slowik is principal oboe with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the Monadnock Festival Orchestra, and Odyssey Opera, assistant principal oboe at the Orchestra of Indian Hill, and a member of Emmanuel Music, where she was a recipient of the 2009-10 Lorraine Hunt Lieberson fellowship. She has been praised for her “silky phrases” in the Boston Classical Review, “lovely solo moments” in The Boston Globe, and sound that “took on a larger-than-life quality” in the Boston Musical Intelligencer.
Ms. Slowik is a frequent performer with organizations all over New England and beyond, including the Boston Philharmonic, Cantata Singers, North Shore Music Theater, Boston Baroque, Capella Clasura, Windsor Music, the west coast and Canadian tour of “The Music of Star Wars,” and many others. As a soloist and chamber musician, she is a founding member of the award-winning woodwind quintet Southspoon Winds, has appeared with Collage New Music, ALEA III, and was a featured recitalist on Trinity College’s Summer Music Series in Connecticut. Performance highlights in recent years include the world and US premieres of Tod Machover's multi-media opera Death and the Powers at the Sally Garnier Theater in Monte Carlo and Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Boston’s production of Zhou Long's Pulitzer Prize winning opera Madame White Snake, and composer Livia Lin's Honorable Mention in the 2011 International Music Prize competition for “Ju” for solo oboe, written especially for her.
Ms. Slowik is featured on many recordings by BMOP, most notably Lisa Bielawa’s Synopsis #10: I Know This Room So Well, for solo English Horn, and the recently released CD of Thomas Oboe Lee’s Persephone, for oboe and strings. She received both Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music.
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