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Mr. Francisco J. Castillo

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Principal Oboe

Phone: (909) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Los Angeles, California, United States
Redlands Symphony
1200 E. Colton Avenue
Redlands , California 92373
United States

Company Description: The Redlands Symphony Association's mission is to entertain, educate and enlighten listeners of all ages by presenting live performances at the highest artistic...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Bachelor , oboe , composition and orchestral conducting
    University of Costa Rica
  • Master of Music , oboe performance
    University of Southern California
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Web References
PE.com | Inland Southern California | Lifestyles
www.pe.com, 18 Nov 2005 [cached]
Francisco Castillo says there are plenty of great concertos written for the oboe.Unfortunately, these pieces don't always get as much program space as some of its fellow woodwind instruments.
A member of the Redlands Symphony since the late 1980s, he will be the featured artist at its next concert at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at the Memorial Chapel on the University of Redlands campus.
He'll play an original "Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra" that he commissioned film composer Charles Fernandez to write a few years ago.Although it's a premiere for the Redlands Symphony, Castillo has played it before with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.
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Special to The Press-Enterprise
Francisco Castillo will be the featured soloist at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at University of Redlands.
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It has lots of character," Castillo said.
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Although it's a contemporary composition, Castillo says the "melodic lines are attractive to anybody."
His passion for the oboe has lead to a career that includes performing with symphonies, teaching the instrument at four schools, including the University of Redlands and Idyllwild Arts Academy, and composing and recording music.
Redlands Symphony conductor Jon Robertson says Castillo frequently solos with the orchestra, and not just because of his flawless technique.
Francisco Castillo, chairman ...
www.pasadenastarnews.com, 1 Nov 2012 [cached]
Francisco Castillo, chairman of the CalPhil Orchestra Committee, said the musicians want the orchestra to succeed and management to work harder to solve the problems.
"Of course everyone wants to be paid," he said, adding that players are owned about $2,000 each.
Francisco Castillo, Woodwind ...
lachsa.net, 11 Oct 2012 [cached]
Francisco Castillo, Woodwind Ensemble Francisco Castillo earned his Masters in Music in oboe performance from the University of Southern California, a Bachelors and Licenciatura in oboe, composition and orchestra conducting from the University of Costa Rica. He was the winner of the Costa Rica National Prize in composition, 1979, for his orchestral work TUPACK AMARU. In 1988 the Los Angeles Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet premiered hisWoodwind Quintet, Op.22, No.1. As an Oboist, Francisco was a prize winner at the 34th Chamber Music Competition in Colmar, France, with the USC Graduate Woodwind Quintet and also won the first William Criss Memorial Award at USC in 1985. In 1998, after a very successful concert tour to China, Francisco was given an honorary membership to the Chinese Musicians Union and the Literary Society of Shingdao by the Chinese Musicians Union and the government of China for his teachings and help to Chinese students. Francisco is the principal Oboist with the Redlands Symphony, California Philharmonic Orchestra, Burbank Symphony Orchestra, The Chamber Orchestra of Pasadena, San Bernardino Orchestra and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra. He is the solo oboist with the Los Angeles Woodwind Quintet and the new age jazz group L.A. Reed Machine. Mr. Castillo has performed with many different orchestras including the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Castillo is also the Oboe and the Chamber Music instructor at Redlands University, La Sierra University, the Idyllwild Arts Academy and the Los Angeles High School for the Arts. He has been recognized as an outstanding oboe teacher and chamber music clinician. Many of his students have won major solo and chamber music competitions in the United States and have been admitted to the best universities and music schools.
Music Studio
www.pianoedge.com, 1 July 2007 [cached]
Francisco Castilloearned his MM in oboe performance from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor and Licenciatura in oboe, composition and orchestra conducting from the University of Costa Rica.He was the winner of the Costa Rica National prize in composition, 1979, for his orchestral work, TUPACK AMARU.In 1988 the Los Angeles Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet premiered his Woodwind Quintet, Op.22, No.1.The Pasadena Pops Orchestra premiered his Concerto for Pasadena, a concerto for full orchestra, commissioned by the Pasadena Arts Council.Mr. Castillo is also the oboe and Chamber Music instructor at Redlands University, Pasadena City College, Pomona College, the Idyllwild Arts Academy and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.He has been recognized as an outstanding oboe teacher and chamber music clinician.Many of his students have won major solo and chamber music competitions in the United States, and his students have also been admitted to the best Universities and Music Schools in the United States.
Idyllwild Arts Academy :: Music Faculty
www.idyllwildarts.org, 25 June 2012 [cached]
Francisco J. Castillo Oboe/Woodwind Ensemble instructor Francisco Castillo earned his Master of Music in oboe performance from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor and Licenciatura in oboe, composition and orchestral conducting from the University of Costa Rica. As an oboist, Francisco was a prizewinner at the 34th Chamber Music Competition in Colmar, France, with the USC Graduate Woodwind Quintet and he won the first William Criss Memorial Award at USC in 1985. Francisco is principal oboist with the Redlands Symphony, California Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra. Mr. Castillo has performed with many orchestras including the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New West Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Riverside Philharmonic, Burbank Symphony Orchestra, San Bernardino Orchestra and the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Castillo works and records for the movie industry and has performed on CDs with many different artists. Most recently Francisco recorded theConcerto for Oboe and Orchestra by Charles Fernandez with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, England, under the direction of the composer.
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Mr. Castillo's principal oboe teachers were William Criss, David Weiss, Alan Vogel, David Busch, Claudio Bondi, Hernan Masis and Barbara Northcutt.
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