Kathryn Greenbank

Kathryn Greenbank
  • HOMETOWN Quincy, IL
  • EDUCATION Curtis Institute of Music

Associate Principal Oboe

Kathryn Greenbank served as the principal oboist of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) from 1982 to 2018. She frequently performed as soloist with the SPCO and has been featured on many of their recordings including Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and Dvořák’s Serenade in D minor for Winds. Greenbank and the SPCO gave the world premiere performance of American composer Jennifer Higdon's Oboe Concerto, which was commissioned for her by the Minnesota Commissioning Club.

Greenbank has performed as guest principal oboe with the Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Milwaukee and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras and has also played with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony and Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. She has performed in many chamber music festivals around the country, including the Marlboro Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival, Grant Park Music Festival, Salt Bay Chamber Music Festival, Music in the Vineyards and Music@Menlo, where she is featured on their CD The Unfolding of Music II. She was also involved in a project to record the six Trio Sonatas of Jan Dismas Zelenka.

Greenbank served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota, and continues to maintain a small private teaching studio. In addition, she has coached and led master classes for the New World Symphony. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with John de Lancie. Her other teachers include Louis Margaglioni, Richard Woodhams and Richard Killmer.