Toyin Spellman-Diaz has built over the years a reputation as a world-class oboist. She is a founding member of Imani Winds, one of the most well-respected chamber music ensembles in the country that gives literally hundreds of concerts a year in places including Carnegie Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Disney Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. As an orchestral musician, Ms. Spellman-Diaz has performed in the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, the American Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra of St. Lukes. She has performed numerous solo works with the Chicago Civic Orchestra, Manhattan Virtuosi, the Antara Ensemble and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC where she was hailed as having a “smooth, controlled tone and excellent technique” by the Washington Post. Ms. Spellman-Diaz graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory where she achieved her Bachelor of Music degree, and received her Masters and Professional Studies degrees from Manhattan School of Music.
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