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date: 18 October 2019

Hove, Carolyn locked

  • Anna Pennington


(b United States). American oboist, English horn player, and pedagogue. Carolyn Hove attended the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and upon graduation moved to Chicago where she maintained an active performance schedule. While in Illinois she taught at Northern Illinois University and Elmhurst College. In 1986 she became English horn player with the San Antonio Symphony, and two years later secured the same post with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a position she held until 2011. During the past quarter century Hove has been featured as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic numerous times and also has been involved in the creation and premiere of many new works for her instrument. Composers that have written pieces for her include Esa-Pekka Salonen and William Kraft. She also recorded two solo CDs for the Crystal Records label, 20th Century Music for English Horn and Oboe in 1996 and Ascending to Superlatives...

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