Ryan Walsh is a New York-based oboe and English horn player. He is currently the principal oboist of the South Florida Symphony and substitute oboe/English horn for "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812" on Broadway, as well as freelancing and teaching in New York City. Ryan formerly served as 2nd oboe/English Horn player with the Minnesota Opera. In addition, Mr. Walsh has performed with such notable ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, American Ballet Theater, Albany Symphony, Stuttgart Festival Orchestra, and in orchestras on Broadway.
Over the course of his career, Walsh has worked with such distinguished conductors as Alan Gilbert, Bramwell Tovey, David Zinman, Christoph Eschenbach, JoAnn Falletta, Michael Christie, Christoph Campestrini, and Helmut Rilling in venues including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Le Poisson Rouge, and Minneapolis’ Ordway Theater.
Beyond live orchestral performance, Mr. Walsh has participated in several notable recordings including Britten’s “War Requiem,” released by Hänssler Classic, Sven-David Sandström’s “Messiah,” released by Carus, the soundtrack to the movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", and for two years was a featured soloist in Public Radio International’s “Christmas with the Philadelphia Singers.” He has also been heard on PRI, NPR and NYC’s WQXR-FM.
A sought-after educator, Mr. Walsh is currently adjunct professor of oboe at Montclair State University in New Jersey and teaches reed-making classes as oboe assistant at Mannes College of Music.
Mr. Walsh holds degrees from Mannes College of Music. He studied under the tutelage of New York Philharmonic members Sherry Sylar and Thomas Stacy.