CSU Welcomes Pablo Hernandez as Instructor of Oboe

headshotThe School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Colorado State University is thrilled to announce that Pablo Hernandez will join the faculty this fall as Instructor of Oboe. Mr. Hernandez brings a wealth of playing and teaching experience to CSU. He has served as the principal oboist of the OSPA Symphony Orchestra in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and has performed in numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles in Brazil, Colorado, Texas, Mississippi, and Wyoming.

“Please join me in welcoming Pablo to our faculty,” said Dr. Dan Goble, director of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

About Pablo Hernandez

Pablo Hernandez is an enthusiastic oboist, active performer and music educator. He is the recently appointed instructor of oboe at Colorado State University and serves on the music faculty of the Early College Academy of the Aims Community College in Greeley,  as well as for the summer Elevare Orchestral Music Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico. He has taught privately and in masterclasses, including the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas in Tampico, Mexico.

As a performer, Hernandez regularly appears with chamber ensembles and orchestras throughout the Americas. A native of Brazil, he has performed with the Gulf Coast Symphony (Mississippi), Fort Collins Symphony, Opera Steamboat, Wyoming Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony, and the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra (Brazil). Consequently, he has shared the stage with world renowned artists such as Nadja-Salerno Sonnenberg, Francois Rabbath, Itzhak Perlman, Renee Fleming, and Steve Vai.

Pablo Hernandez with his wife, cellist Romina Monsanto, perform together as New Duobus. They are dedicated to expanding the repertoire for cello and oboe and have commissioned works including Six Questions by Paul Elwood and Dialogue for Oboe and Cello by Attakorn Sookjaeng.  His recordings include the album Portraits Bizarre by C.L Shaw, the film score for Severina, and the 2016 Gramado Festival awarded film, Vento.

Hernandez won the Soloist Concerto Competition and Southard Music Competition with the Bear Lake Quintet at the University of Northern Colorado. In addition, the Bear Lake Quintet won the American Prize playing the quintet arrangement of Le Tombeau de Couperin.

Mr. Hernandez holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Master of Music Degree in Performance and Literature from Baylor University, and he is currently finishing the Doctor of Arts in Music Performance at the University of Northern Colorado. His primary teachers include Dr. Anna Pennington, Dr. Doris DeLoach, Dr. Mark Ostoich, Dr. Euridice Alvarez, and Prof. Timothy Gocklin.