This trailblazing oboist is 100 today and still playingmain
The pianist Jon Kimura Parker reminds us that today is his mother-in-law’s 100th birthday.
She is the celebrated Laila Storch, first woman oboe student of Marcel Tabuteau at the Curtis Institute, and subsequently principal oboe at the Houston Symphony, Marloboro and the Casals Festivals.
She wrote a biography of Tabuteau and taught at Washington, Bloomington and Beijing.
She is in fine form. This pic below was taken just a few weeks ago.
UPDATE: And this pic was taken today.