Paraguayan/American oboist TAMARA WINSTON is a highly sought after chamber and orchestral musician. As a second year Oboe Fellow in Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect, Tamara performs regularly in the greater New York City area and abroad. Her most recent engagements include performing the Berio Sequenza VII in collaboration with Ensemble Intercontemporain and a program of works by all Baroque composers with Jordi Savall at the Philharmonie de Paris, the Ligeti Six Bagatelles in Weill Recital Hall, and numerous performances of Tania Leon’s De Memorias for woodwind quintet. Tamara enjoys a busy orchestral career and performs regularly with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New York City Ballet, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the Montclair Orchestra.
As a teaching artist, Tamara is passionate about sharing music with a wide range of audiences and promoting inclusivity in arts education. As part of her Ensemble Connect fellowship, Tamara has created and performed numerous interactive performances for communities throughout New York and abroad. She teaches at PS 17Q Henry David Thoreau in Queens.
She has spent the last three summers at The Aspen Music Festival, and was honored to be named the English Horn Fellow for both the 2018, 2019, and 2020 seasons. During previous summers she has attended the Spoleto Festival USA, National Symphony Orchestra Summer Institute, Brevard Music Center, and the Eastern Music Festival where she won the 2013 concerto competition performing the Kalliwoda Concertino.
Tamara holds a bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School and a master’s degree from Mannes School of Music. She has studied with Nathan Hughes and Elaine Douvas. Other primary teachers include Richard Dallessio, Jelena Dirks, and Linda Strommen.
Outside of music, Ms. Winston enjoys hot yoga, cooking lavish meals using only her crockpot, and taking her rescue dog, Charlie, on fun adventures.