Oboist Jennifer Slowik performs regularly with Cantata Singers and the Orchestra of Indian Hill, and has served as Principal Oboist with Opera Boston and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. She has also appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Chamber Music Society, Alea III, the Vermont Mozart Festival and North Shore Music Theater. A committed advocate of new music, Ms. Slowik has worked closely with composers Robert Ceeley and Alla Cohen, with Boston's Dinosaur Annex, Auros Group for New Music, New York's Sequitur Ensemble, and Alarm Will Sound. She is a founding member of the award-winning woodwind quintet Southspoon Winds. Ms. Slowik is on the faculty of St. Mark's School in Southboro, MA.
With these two recent releases from BMOP/sound we get an attractive bouquet of concertos from a couple of America's most highly regarded contemporary composers, Thomas Oboe Lee (b. 1945) and Paul Moravec (b. 1957, see below). Lee was born in China but left there with his family in 1949, spending ten years in Hong Kong and another six in Brazil. He then emigrated to the United States in 1966, where he pursued extensive musical studies, graduating from Harvard in 1981. He's received a number of outstanding awards, and now teaches at Boston College.