Lani Spahr

Lani and Judi Spahr before HSO Concert, June 2003

Lani Spahr (Oboe) is a leading performer on period oboes in the United States of America and is a member of Boston Baroque, The Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra of Boston and Apollo’s Fire in Cleveland. He also performs frequently with Tafelmusik in Toronto. In addition, Lani has appeared with many of the country’s leading period instrument orchestras, including Philharmonia Baroque, The American Classical Orchestra, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Concert Royal, Philadelphia Classical Orchestra, The Lyra Concert, Connecticut Early Music Festival Orchestra, San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival and Arcadia Players. Also a modern oboist, he is formerly the principal oboist of the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Opera Festival, the American Chamber Winds and the Maine Chamber Ensemble. He made his European solo début in November 1999 playing the Oboe Concerto by John McCabe with Hitchin Symphony Orchestra in England and in the summer of the year 2000 presented a solo recital at the Imperial College in London. He has served on the faculties of Colorado College, Phillips Exeter Academy (New Hampshire) and the University of New Hampshire Chamber Music Institute. Mr Spahr has toured throughout North America, Europe and the Far East playing period and modern oboes and has recorded for Telarc, Vox, Music Masters, L’Oiseau Lyre and Naxos.

June 2003