Boston oboist overcomes ‘career-ending’ cancer

Boston oboist overcomes ‘career-ending’ cancer


norman lebrecht

July 17, 2020

Boston Symphony Orchestra oboist Keisuke Wakao was told three years ago that he would never play again. He was facing surgery for throat cancer and the outlook was bleak.

But 30 rounds of ‘an aggressive treatment plan’ have got him playing playing again with a family ensemble and there is hope once more that he might return to the orchestra. Read here.


  • Greg says:

    Finally some good news!

  • Gustavo says:

    Great news!

    Love his Williams solo CD – will listen to it again.

  • Grittenhouse says:

    Is Blair Tindall subbing for him?

  • ira says:

    wishing him well. been following his career since his days with the new world symphony in miami