Munich has new principal oboe

Munich has new principal oboe


norman lebrecht

July 02, 2021

Moscow-born Andrey Godik has won the audition for Principal Oboe in Valery Gergiev’s Munich Philharmonic.

He is presently Solo Oboe in the Bamberg Symphony.


  • Doubtful says:

    A wh… white… man?????
    Quelle Horreur.

    “Better moderation, please”…

  • Axl says:

    Congrats to him! What Russian oboe players are eating because so many principal players/famous oboists are Russians? E.g. Ogrintchouk, Podyomov, Izotov and now Godik..

    • fflambeau says:

      Russia produces tons of talented classical musicians, not only oboists.

    • Sir David Geffen-Hall says:

      I wondered the same thing.

      Why is the Russian School of oboe playing surpassing the French and American schools?

      Is Putin a closet oboe player?

    • Alexy says:

      Sasha Krimer (not principal but 2nd Concertgebouw)

      • Axl says:

        Yep, but he’s actually originally from Belarus (not Russia) and grew up in Germany. And his (long term) teachers isn’t reprecenting Russian oboe school