Principal oboe, Houston Symphony
Jonathan Fischer joined the Houston Symphony as Principal Oboe in September, 2012, and was invited to join the faculty of the University of Houston in September, 2014.
Prior to his appointment with the Houston Symphony, Jonathan served as Associate Principal Oboe with the San Francisco Symphony for nine seasons. He has also held positions with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Grant Park Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Savannah Symphony and the New World Symphony. Mr. Fischer has performed as a guest Principal with many of the nation’s leading orchestras including the Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the St Louis Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, and the St Paul Chamber Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist with the the Houston Symphony, the Grant Park Symphony, the New World Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony.
Jonathan currently teaches at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music and the Texas Music Festival. He has taught and performed at the Aspen Music Festival, and the Oberlin Conservatory. He has given masterclasses at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, the San Francisco Conservatory, Rice University, University of Michigan, and has been a coach at the New World Symphony. He holds a degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Richard Woodhams.
A native of South Carolina, Jonathan now enjoys living in Houston Heights with his two dogs, a Greyhound and a Louisiana Catahoula mix.