Oboe & English Horn
Oboist Bobby Nunes graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School, studying with Elaine Douvas, and receiving additional instruction from Nathan Hughes, Linda Strommen, and Scott Hostetler. He has performed with several orchestras across the country including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Bobby won the Juilliard Oboe Concerto Competition in 2018, resulting in his performance of the Strauss Oboe Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder conducting, and in 2021, was a winner of the Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition, performing Frank Martin's Concerto for Seven Winds with the Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra shortly thereafter. Bobby was a member of the New York String Orchestra Seminar in Carnegie Hall, and he spent the past four summers at the Aspen Music Festival and School, the last two of which he was the oboe fellow. As a member of Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra for two consecutive years, he toured China in 2015, under the baton of Charles Dutoit, and Europe in 2016 under Christoph Eschenbach, and Valery Gergiev. In 2014, he was a member of the Interlochen World Youth Symphony Orchestra. Bobby also served as the principal oboist of the Phoenix Youth Symphony for three years.
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Bobby began his musical studies on the piano at the age of six. He began studying the oboe at the age of thirteen with his former teacher Martin Schuring, and has been pursuing this passion ever since. In 2014, he was the grand prize winner of the Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Competition, and in 2013, selected as a winner of the Phoenix Symphony Concerto Competition.