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Styles: Classical, Opera, Ballet, Orchestral Pops
Phone: 954-563-7563
Instruments: Oboe
Erika Yamada was born in Kyoto, Japan and grew up in New Orleans. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Richard Killmer and received a B.M. in Oboe Performance and the Performer's Certificate. She was a member of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra for 17 seasons and presently plays Principal Oboe with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, the Boca Raton Symphonia, and Orchestra Miami. She has also played Principal Oboe with the Miami City Ballet Orchestra, the Keys Chamber Orchestra, the Miami Chamber Symphony, and the Shinsei Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, Japan. In addition, she has performed with the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra, Palm Beach Symphony, the Naples Philharmonic, Southwest Florida Symphony, and the Sarasota Orchestra. She has been a soloist with the Keys Chamber Orchestra, Miami Bach Society, and the Boca Raton Symphonia and is a frequent performer with the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival. She has served on the faculties of the University of Miami, New World School of the Arts, Broward Community College, and S.U.N.Y. at Geneseo, and has been a panelist for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. She has recorded on the Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, and Artek labels.

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