Teodora Pejasinovic Proud, originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, completed her undergraduate studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. In her second year of study she attended the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Teodora earned a Master of Music in Oboe Performance from the University of Arts in Belgrade. She then worked with the Montenegro Symphony Orchestra. Teodora later moved to the United States to pursue an Artist Diploma at Columbus State University with Dr. Susan Tomkiewicz. She is currently pursuing her DMA in Oboe Performance at the University of Alabama, where she studies with Dr. Mary Lindsay Bailey. With her husband, Joseph Proud, she is currently commissioning new pieces of Oboe and Saxophone, and has performed at the International Double Reed Society Annual Conference in Granada, Spain, as well as the North American Saxophone Biennial Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This lecture will discuss John de Lancie’s influence on modern oboe repertoire, focusing on Benjamin Lees’ Oboe Concerto, which de Lancie premiered in 1964 with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra. Much of the information surrounding the premiere of the Lees Concerto for Oboe is either fragments or incorrect, including both the performance date and which orchestra […]