Melvin Kaplan has been for more than fifty years one of America’s most influential forces in chamber music, both as an artist manager and as a renowned performer, teacher, lecturer, and writer. As an oboist, he has premiered works by Vaughan Williams, Ezra Laderman, Hugh Aitken, Gunther Schuller, Mel Powell, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Jean Francaix. On the faculty of the Juilliard School for thirty years, Mel was also for many years featured regularly as a lecturer/performer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He founded, and is Artistic Director of, the New York Chamber Soloists, Festival Winds, and Vermont Mozart Festival.
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