Gus Highstein

principal oboe

Hometown: New Rochelle, NY
Residence:
Richmond, VA
Member since:
2003
Education:
Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University





I grew up in a family of musicians, and music has always been a very important part of my life, a great help to me and a passion. Another pleasure and passion that has always been present in my life is nature and exploring the natural world.  Music-making for me is always an attempt to create something incredible--something which reveals the mysterious beauty of the world we live in--that is, if my reed is cooperating!