Nicholas Stovall

Instrumental Focus

  • oboe

Nicholas Stovall has been principal oboe of the National Symphony Orchestra since September 2008, and has appeared as soloist with the NSO in works of J.S. Bach and Mozart. In addition to regular performances with the Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Stovall has collaborated with pianist Christoph Eschenbach in chamber music. He is a member of the Washington-based Eclipse Chamber Orchestra and has been featured as soloist in concertos of Vaughan Williams, J.S. Bach, and Jean Françaix with that ensemble. Stovall has performed as guest principal oboe with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and The Florida Orchestra.

Stovall is a faculty member at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and teaches in the National Symphony’s Youth Fellowship Program and Summer Music Institute. He has taught and performed at the Round Top Festival-Institute, Aspen Music Festival and School, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and frequently as guest teacher at Indiana University. After completing studies at the Interlochen Arts Academy with Daniel Stolper, he earned degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music and The Juilliard School as a student of John Mack, Elaine Douvas, and Nathan Hughes.