Ivonne Pérez, Oboe
rECENTLY APPOINTED PRINCIPAL OBOE OF THE puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra
Ivonne Pérez is part of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra since 2014 as assistant principal oboe, position she won immediately after she was offered the position of principal oboe in the Tucson Symphony. During the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons she had the opportunity to act as interim principal oboe. Ivonne began her musical studies at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music , under the tutelage of Dr. Frances Colón. From there she moved to The Juilliard School in New York, where she studied with Pedro Diaz and Nathan Hughes, completing her BA and MA in music in 2014. She received additional instruction from Richard Dallessio, Elaine Douvas and Linda Strommen. Ivonne has had the opportunity to play with the Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic, both oboe and English horn. In 2015, Ivonne presented twice as a soloist with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. In one of these concerts she collaborated with violinist Henry Hutchinson in the presentation of the Concerto in C minor for oboe and violin BWV 1060.
As enthusiast foreign cultures, Ivonne has spent summers at various music festivals outside of Puerto Rico, including the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas in Mexico. Also of the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado and the National Orchestra Institute in Maryland. Outside the musical environment, Ivonne trains daily in the disciplines of Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu, and enjoys playing video games.