Stuart Breczinski is a New York–based oboist, improviser, composer, and educator whose early interest in making unusual sounds on the oboe has developed into a passion for creating and sharing innovative audio with audiences of all backgrounds. A proponent of chamber and contemporary music, Stuart is an original member of ensemble mise-en, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, and The Generous Ensemble, and he has performed with Bang on a Can, International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Signal, Contemporaneous, and Tactus. As the 2009 winner of the Paranov Concerto Competition, Stuart gave the American premiere of Paul Patterson’s Phoenix Concerto for Oboe and Strings with the Hartt Symphony Orchestra. He was also the 2007 winner of the Iowa Center for the Arts competition and a two-time winner of both the Lillian Fuchs Memorial Chamber Music Competition and the Midwest Oboe Competition. Stuart holds a master’s degree from The Hartt School and bachelor’s degrees in music and mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa, with additional study at the Manhattan School of Music. As part of his Ensemble ACJW program, Stuart teaches in Brooklyn at PS 112 Lefferts Park.