Andrea Plesnarski (oboe) received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she studied with John de Lancie and Richard Woodhams. She performed as second oboe with the Sacramento Symphony before moving to the Bay Area. In the Bay Area, she has been a regular performer with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra as well as appearing on occasion with the San Francisco Symphony. For the past three seasons, Ms. Plesnarski has been principal oboe of the Oakland East Bay Symphony. She is also a member of the contemporary chamber music group, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. She has participated in many summer festivals including Tanglewood, Pacific Music Festival in Japan, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany and Spoleto Music Festival in Italy. Last summer at Pacific Music Festival, she was a member of an orchestra, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, composed of alumni of the past ten festivals. Ms. Plesnarski has won the Florida Orchestra, Savannah Symphony and Carmel Music Society Competitions.

[from program for February 5, 2001 concert]