Before joining The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1986, Jonathan Blumenfeld was principal oboe with the Savannah Symphony from 1981 to 1984 and played with the Concerto Soloists (now the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia) from 1984 to 1986. He also participated in the Tanglewood, Blossom and Spoleto festivals.

A native of New York City, Blumenfeld is a graduate of Haverford College and the Curtis Institute of Music, where he was a student of former Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Oboe John de Lancie. He also attended Temple University where he studied with former Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Oboe Richard Woodhams.

Blumenfeld is currently on the faculty of Temple University.

Biography courtesy of The Philadelphia Orchestra
Photo: Jessica Griffin