Robert Weiner is principal oboe for both Palm Beach Symphony and Florida Grand Opera and has in the past been principal oboe with the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Mexico City Philharmonic, Miami City Ballet Orchestra, Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra and others, and has been guest principal oboist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Florida Philharmonic.
Weiner has been the Oboe Professor at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music since 1998. He was also director and oboist of the Oklahoma City Chamber Players and has performed with New York City area orchestras, including the American Symphony Orchestra, New York City Ballet and Long Island Philharmonic among others. As a soloist with orchestras he has performed concerti by Mozart, Strauss, Bach, Corigliano, Maderna, Handel, Telemann, Marcello, Cimarosa, Albinoni, and Vivaldi.
Weiner has recorded on major labels and is active in the recording studios of Miami. He previously taught oboe at Conjunto Cultural Ollin Yoliztli in Mexico, Oklahoma City University, University of Oklahoma, and Cornell University. Acknowledged for his work on gouging machines and reed-making, he has been in demand by professionals for advice and work in those areas. He has a B.M. degree from Eastman School of Music, and a M.M. degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook. He studied oboe with Robert Sprenkle, Ronald Roseman, Harold Gomberg, John Mack, and Joseph Robinson.
In this series of videos, Robert Weiner explores proper embouchure, playing dynamics on the oboe, his daily practice habits, and basic phrasing concepts applied to common oboe etudes or repertoire.