Lauded as playing with “great warmth and personality” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jeremy Kesselman is the principal oboist of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile.
He was previously principal oboe with Symphony in C (formerly Haddonfield Symphony) and the second oboist of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Mr. Kesselman has regularly performed with the Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Orchestra, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Philly Pops and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. He has also been a participant in Colorado Music Festival, Artosphere Festival and Pacific Music Festival.
Mr. Kesselman studied at the Curtis Institue of Music with Richard Woodhams. He received his Bachelors of Music degree from Temple University where he was a student of Jonathan Blumenfeld.
In addition to his activities in the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile, Mr. Kesselman is the oboe professor at the the Escuela Moderna Institute of Music and Dance in Vitacura, Santiago, Chile and is an active advocate for chamber music.
Apart from his musical activities, Mr. Kesselman is the Chief Project Manager for the design studio More Design SpA.
Born in New York but raised in Southern California, Mr. Kesselman started his musical training at a young age on piano, switching later to the oboe, which has become his passion. When not performing, making reeds or designing websites, together with his wife Valeria Vergara, he enjoys traveling, gastronomy and being outdoors.