Robert Walters

Visiting Artist

Instruments: Oboe, English Horn
Education: Walters is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Columbia University, where he holds an MFA degree in poetry
Currently Teaching: Visiting Artist, Summer Programs

Robert Walters joined The Cleveland Orch­estra as solo english horn in 2004.   He made his concerto debut with the Orchestra in 2006 performing Ned Rorem’s English Horn Concerto, and has subsequently played Peteris Vasks’s English Horn Concerto and, on the oboe d’amore, Bach’s Concerto in A major, BWV1055.  In November 2015, he premiered Bernard Rands’s Concerto for English Horn with The Cleveland Orchestra, which had was commissioned for Mr. Walters as part of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Mr. Walters has also appeared as guest soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Beijing Radio Symphony, China Film Philharmonic, Qingdao Symphony Orchestra, New York Chamber Soloists, Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Redlands Symphony, and most recently at Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, California.