Grace Shyrock
assistant principal oboe/english horn
Grace Shryock is serving as Assistant Principal Oboe and Principal English Horn of the Richmond Symphony for 2013–14. She is also a member of the Albany Symphony and has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, and Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Praising her performance with Summer Opera Theater Company (Washington, D.C.), the Washington Post called her “an incredible English horn player.” Additionally, she has been a soloist with the Neponset Valley Philharmonic and is an active recitalist. Mrs. Shryock may be heard on numerous commercial recordings, including those released by the New York Philharmonic, composed by Howard Shore, and starring Hollywood stars Ben Stiller and Kristin Wiig. Mrs. Shryock teaches oboe at Virginia Commonwealth University and served as Associate Oboe Teacher at the Manhattan School of Music. She maintains a private studio in Richmond while presenting masterclasses and reed-making workshops around the country. She has studied under Liang Wang, Sherri Sylar, Robert Botti, Thomas Stacy, Joseph Turner, Katherine Needleman, and Jane Marvine.