Stephen Taylor holds the Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Solo Oboe Chair with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Lockwood/Bury Principal Oboe Chair with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. He is solo oboist with the New York Woodwind Quintet, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, American Composers Orchestra, New England Bach Festival Orchestra, and is co-principal oboist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. His regular festival appearances include Caramoor, Bravo! Vail, Sebago Long Lake, Music from Angel Fire, Menlo, Norfolk, Santa Fe, Aspen, and Chamber Music Northwest. Among his more than 300 recordings is Elliott Carter’s Oboe Quartet, for which Mr. Taylor received a Grammy nomination. He has been awarded a Performer’s Grant from the Fromm Foundation at Harvard University and is on the faculties of the Yale School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. Being obsessed with buoyancy, he spends as much time as possible on his old wooden boats in Maine.