Title/s: Instructor of Oboe
Office #: Mundelein 1102
Oboist Andrew Nogal enjoys an eclectic career as an orchestral, chamber, and solo performer and educator based in Chicago. As a member of Ensemble Dal Niente, he is the first oboist ever honored with the Kranichstein Music Prize at the Darmstadt New Music Courses. In 2011, he was awarded first prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Nogal has appeared at the Ojai Music Festival, Astoria Music Festival, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, Carnegie Hall, and the Lucerne Festival, where he performed for three summers under the direction of Pierre Boulez. He holds degrees in Music Performance and Art History from Northwestern University, where his oboe instructors were Ray Still, Michael Henoch, and Grover Schiltz.
Recently praised for a “exquisite” performance of Bach by Oregon Arts Watch, Nogal has performed as a substitute musician with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Oregon Symphony. In addition to his performing activity, Nogal is a dedicated mentor who has given master classes at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, The Banff Centre, and Williams College. He currently teaches at Loyola University Chicago. In 2015, he made his Asian recital debut at the IDRS (International Double Reed Society) Conference in Tokyo, Japan.