Jennifer Corning Lucio
Oboist Jennifer Corning Lucio makes “notably sensitive contributions” (Baltimore Sun), plays with “passion and finesse” (Dallas Morning News), and infuses her performances with “silken phrasing, lovely tone, and particular élan” (Fort Worth Star Telegram). She has graced the most important stages with her polished, beautiful playing.
Jennifer Corning Lucio joined the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as principal oboist in 2001 and has been a concerto soloist. She served as guest principal oboist of the Baltimore, Milwaukee and Seattle symphonies and the IRIS chamber orchestra. Her national television credits include principal oboist of Live from Lincoln Center on PBS. Performances in other major orchestras include the Cleveland Orchestra and Utah Symphony. During the summer, Jennifer enjoys Colorado as principal oboist of the Crested Butte Music Festival.
Ms. Corning Lucio is an active chamber musician of both contemporary and standard repertoire. Recent performances include the world premiere of Tibet Fantasia by Xi Wang with Voices of Change in Dallas, and the Poulenc Trio with Vadym Kholodenko, first-prize winner of the Cliburn International Piano Competition. Jennifer has been featured with the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, the Cliburn at the Bass, and the Spectrum concert series.
Jennifer is an active recitalist and believes in the healing power of music, as represented by over fifty recent recitals in care facilities through Texas Winds Musical Outreach. She was a first prizewinner of the Schubert Club Young Artist Competition of Minneapolis, winner of the Young Artist Competition of the Minnesota Orchestra, and an invited guest soloist to the Tokyo New National Theater.
A dedicated educator, Ms. Corning Lucio served as Adjunct Professor of Oboe at the University of Tulsa and Oboe Instructor at the Oklahoma Arts Institute while in her previous position with the Tulsa Philharmonic. She continues to present master classes at the university level, coaches the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, and maintains a highly successful private studio.
As a student of Elaine Douvas, Ms. Corning Lucio received her master's degree from the Juilliard School, earning a PEO Scholar Award. Her bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music was under the instruction of John Mack. While in Cleveland, she received academic honors from Case Western Reserve University and the Karl Lemmerman Prize in Writing for "Immortality, Afterlife, and Ambivalence: Because I Could Not Stop for Death", her work on Emily Dickinson. Born in St. Louis and now a proud Texan with husband Steven, Jennifer was raised in places as diverse as Panama and Wisconsin. She began playing the piano at age five and the oboe at age ten.