Stuart Breczinski is a New York City-based oboist, improviser, composer and educator whose early interest in making unusual sounds on the oboe has developed into a passion for creating and sharing innovative audio with audiences of all backgrounds. A proponent of chamber and contemporary music, Breczinski is the oboist with The Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. He is an original member of ensemble mise-en, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo and The Generous Ensemble, and he has performed as a chamber musician with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Bang on a Can, Contemporaneous and Tactus, in addition to numerous independently organized collaborations with composers, performers and other artists.
As the 2009 winner of the Paranov Concerto Competition, Breczinski presented the American premiere of Paul Patterson’s “Phoenix Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra” with the Hartt Symphony Orchestra. He was also the 2007 winner of the Iowa Center for the Arts competition and a two-time winner of both the Lillian Fuchs Memorial Chamber Music Competition and the Midwest Oboe Competition.
Breczinski holds degrees from The Hartt School (master of music) and The University of Iowa (bachelor of music, bachelor of science in music education), with additional study at Manhattan School of Music. His principal instructors have included Jacqueline Leclair, Humbert Lucarelli and Mark Weiger.