The Kennedy Center
Nicholas Stovall

Nicholas Stovall
Oboes
Principal, The Women's Committee Chair

Nicholas Stovall has served principal oboe of the National Symphony Orchestra since September 2008 and made his solo debut with the Orchestra in December 2014. In addition to appearances with the Kennedy Center Chamber Players, Stovall has collaborated with pianist Christoph Eschenbach in chamber music performances. He is a member of the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra and has been featured as soloist in concertos of Vaughan Williams, J.S. Bach, and Jean Francaix with that ensemble. He has also performed as guest principal oboe with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and The Florida Orchestra.

Stovall has taught and performed at the Round Top Festival-Institute, Aspen Music Festival and School, Indiana University, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He is a faculty member at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University as well as Catholic University of America, and teaches in the National Symphony’s Youth Fellowship Program and Summer Music Institute. After completing studies at the Interlochen Arts Academy with Daniel Stolper, he earned degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music and The Juilliard School as a student of John Mack, Elaine Douvas, and Nathan Hughes.


Contact Information

  • National Symphony Orchestra
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    2700 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20566
    Phone: 202-416-8100
    Fax: 202-416-8105

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 101510
    Arlington, VA 22210