Pamela Hakl, oboe
Pamela Hakl is currently Principal Oboe of Symphony Silicon Valley and the orchestra of Ballet San Jose, as well as Second Oboe/English Horn in the orchestra of Opera San Jose. She served as Principal Oboe of the former San Jose Symphony from 1980 until the orchestra closed in 2002. During this time, she was featured as a soloist in concertos by Albinoni, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Hummel.
In addition to her responsibilities in San Jose, Ms. Hakl has performed with San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, and San Francisco Ballet. She has participated in some of our nation's most prestigious music festivals, including Berkshire Music Festival at Tanglewood, Aspen Music Festival, Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, and Colorado Philharmonic.
Ms. Hakl is also on the faculty of the School of Music at San Jose State University and previously taught at Morehead State University in Kentucky.
She has a private oboe studio, and her students have gone on to leading music schools and have won orchestra positions nationally and internationally.
Ms. Hakl received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music with Highest Distinction from the Indiana University School of Music where she studied with Jerry Sirucek. She also studied with Ray Still of the Chicago Symphony, Robert Bloom of the NBC Symphony, and Marc Lifschey of the Cleveland Orchestra.