Her performances described by the New York Concert Review as “polished dynamic and riveting” and by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as “fluent and evocative,” oboist Jennifer Potochnic has had a successful career as an orchestral and chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe. She has held positions with the Palm Beach Opera, Palm Beach Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Columbus Symphony and the Louisville Orchestra as well as appearing regularly with the Sarasota Orchestra, Florida Philharmonic, and Atlanta Symphony.
Ms. Potochnic joined the faculty at the University of Louisville School of Music in 2009 where she teaches oboe, history and courses in arts entrepreneurship. She is a strong advocate for new music with a special emphasis on the repertoire of composer recipients of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award. She has commissioned many works including a recent consortium project, “Inner Voices” a piece written by Mark Kilstofte in memory of her teacher John Mack.
Currently Ms. Potochnic is completing a DMA at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. Other institutions attended include Louisiana State University, the Cleveland Institute of Music and Manhattan School of Music. Over the years, she has studied with the finest oboists and pedagogues in the country including John Mack, Mark Ostoich, Elaine Douvas and Joseph Robinson. You can hear Ms. Potochnic’s oboe d’amore collaborating with trumpet Mike Tunnell on the recording Out of the Forest.