Matthew Dine began playing the oboe at 15 after seeing a picture of it in the Webster’s Dictionary. He entered the Eastman school at 18, and graduated with the coveted Performer’s Certificate. Further studies at Juilliard has led to a 25-year career playing with New York City’s leading groups.
He has served as Principal Oboe with American Ballet Theatre since 1988, as well as Co-Principal Oboe and Solo English Horn with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra since 1986. He has toured with Orpheus internationally for over 25 years, and has over 50 recordings to his credit with them alone. He has held principal chairs with the San Francisco Ballet, American Symphony, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Santa Fe Opera, and has participated at the Marlboro, Mostly Mozart, Colorado College and Aspen music Festivals.
His Broadway credits include original orchestra member of Jekyll&Hyde, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific, and A Tale of Two Cities.
Also a serious photographer, Dine began photographing musicians in early 2010 for promotional purposes, which led to a freelance position with the New York Times which he continues to hold as Culture photographer.