William Wielgus was a member of the Oboe section of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1990 to 2017 upon appointment by Mstislav Rostropovich. He is presently on the Oboe faculty at American University and has taught at West Virginia University and St. Mary’s College. He has also appeared at many major summer music festivals including Aspen, Tanglewood, and Spoleto, and was winner of the 1990 Aspen Woodwind Soloist Competition. He is actively involved in a project to research, commission, perform, and record Peruvian oboe, music and has presented recitals at the conservatories of Lima and Trujillo. This year he will present his second recital/masterclass at the Uzbekistan National Conservatory and will also appear as soloist with the Banda Nacional de Cuba and the Trujillo Symphony Orchestra in addition to giving recitals of Peruvian music at Indiana University and Southern Mississippi University. His new CD of previously unrecorded American music will be released in late 2019.