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Robert E. Morgan

English Horn

Robert E. Morgan

Bio

Robert E. Morgan

Robert Morgan is the solo English horn and Assistant Principal Oboist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago orchestra.  He is a founding member of the Rembrandt Chamber Players. An active teacher as well as performer, Mr. Morgan is on the faculty of Northwestern University Beinen School of Music as Senior Lecturer in Oboe Performance and Chamber Music and maintains a private studio.  Mr. Morgan has been the featured soloist with Music of the Baroque on numerous occasions, performing concertos of Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart and has been the soloist with other area organizations in concertos of Vaughn Williams, Strauss, performed the Chicago premiere of Joan Tower's Island Prelude and the world premiere of the Jon Polifrone “Oboe Concerto” with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra.  Principal Oboe of the Carmel Festival Orchestra for three summers, he also performed as acting Associate Principal Oboe with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, acting Assistant Principal Oboist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia for an entire summer and during the regular season. He has performed under noted conductors Carlo Maria Giulini, Erich Leinsdorf, Sir Georg Solti, Zubin Mehta, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Andrew Davis and many others. He has also performed with the Guarnieri Quartet. An avid supporter of new music, Mr. Morgan has commissioned and performed works by David Schrader, Howard Levy, Sebastian Huydts, Jon Polifrone and Ilja Hurnik.
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