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Thomas Gallant, an oboist who won the 1983 Concert Artists Guild Award, is a member of the New Orleans Philharmonic and the Chautauqua Symphony and has studied at Indiana University with Jerry Sirucek. Gallant has had a worthy career championing new music and other frontiers of his instrument's repertory.
Gallant is one of the world’s few virtuoso solo and chamber music performers on the oboe. The New Yorker magazine praised him as “a player who unites technical mastery with intentness, charm and wit.” He is a First Prize Winner of the Concert Artists Guild International New York Competition. His performances have taken him to New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Weill Recital Hall; to the Salle Pleyel in Paris and Vienna Konzerthaus; and to the Ravinia and Spoleto festivals.
Gallant has collaborated with the Kronos, Lark, and Colorado String Quartets, harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper, and flutists Jean-Pierre Rampal and Paula Robison, among others. His performances have been broadcast on the BBC, the Voice of America, and National Public Radio. Next season Mr. Gallant will tour the United States as soloist with the Martinu Chamber Orchestra from Prague performing concerti by J. S. Bach and Vivaldi.