Andrew Nogal, oboe

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Oboist Andrew Nogal is an acclaimed orchestral performer, chamber musician, and interpreter of contemporary music.

A longtime member of Chicago’s Ensemble Dal Niente, he has also performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, CSO MusicNOW Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Nunc, Zohn Collective, and Alarm Will Sound. His festival appearances include Cabrillo, Ojai, Astoria, Peninsula, Great Lakes Chamber Music, June in Buffalo, Ravinia, Ear Taxi, LA Phil Noon to Midnight, Philadelphia Orchestra Barnes-Stokowski, and the NY Phil Biennial.

His recent international engagements include concerts in Beijing, Nanning, Tokyo, Sydney, Auckland, and Vancouver, BC. For three summers, he performed under the direction of Pierre Boulez at the Lucerne Festival Academy. Nogal was awarded first prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition 2011 and received the Kranichstein Music Prize at the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music 2012. During the COVID-19 crisis in spring 2020, he improvised daily oboe solos on social media for 75 days and collaborated with composer Richard Drehoff, Jr., on a new oboe solo commissioned by the Library of Congress for its Boccaccio Project.

Also a dedicated educator, Nogal teaches applied oboe and chamber music at Loyola University Chicago. He has led master classes at the Peabody Conservatory, University of Oregon, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of Georgia, Berklee College of Music, SUNY Fredonia, Williams College, and The Banff Centre. Nogal studied at Northwestern University, where he earned bachelors degrees in Music Performance and Art History as well as a masters degree in Music Performance.