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Zachary Boeding

Associate Principal Oboe

Zachary Boeding
The Kendeda Fund Chair


Zachary Boeding joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Oboe in September 2019. Prior to his appointment in Atlanta, Boeding held the Assistant Principal/Second Oboe position with the San Antonio Symphony.

Boeding has performed with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as the Kansas City, Princeton and Bay Atlantic Symphonies. Additionally, he was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and a core member of The Orchestra Now (TŌN), an orchestra training program at Bard College.

As a recitalist and emcee, he has presented across North America in venues like Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Jordan Hall in Boston, and the Salle Bourgie of the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal. A dedicated performer of contemporary music, Boeding has premiered and performed new works with Boston Musica Viva, Boston’s New Music Initiative, Philadelphia’s Network for New Music, among others.

A Kansas City native, Boeding holds a Master’s degree from McGill University Schulich School of Music and a Bachelor’s degree from New England Conservatory of Music; he studied with Theodore Baskin and John Ferrillo, respectively. Further studies with Anne Marie Gabriele, Jonathan Blumenfeld, Barbara Bishop, and Daniel Stolper have been equally integral to his formation.