Paraguayan American oboist Tamara Winston is an avid orchestral and chamber player. She has performed with The MET Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, New York Woodwind Quintet, and Juilliard Orchestra. She has spent the last three summers at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and was honored to win the English horn fellowship for the 2018 season. During previous summers, she has attended Spoleto Festival USA, Summer Music Institute of the National Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Music Center, and Eastern Music Festival, where she won the 2013 concerto competition.
Tamara holds a bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School and a master’s degree from Mannes School of Music. She has studied with Nathan Hughes and Elaine Douvas. Other primary teachers include Richard Dallessio, Jelena Dirks, and Linda Strommen.
When she is not performing, Tamara makes reeds for Ballpark Reeds, which she co-founded with a classmate from Juilliard. Outside of music, she enjoys yoga, cooking lavish meals using only a slow cooker, and taking her rescue dog, Charlie, on fun adventures. As part of her fellowship with Ensemble Connect, Tamara teaches at PS 17Q Henry David Thoreau in Queens.