John Ferrillo, Principal Oboe, Boston Symphony Orchestra joined the BSO as principal oboe at the start of the 2001 Tanglewood season, having appeared with the orchestra several times as a guest performer in recent seasons. From 1986 to 2001 he was principal oboe of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Mr. Ferrillo grew up in Bedford, MA, and played in the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute, where he studied with John deLancie and received his diploma and artist’s certificate. Mr. Ferrillo has taught and performed at the Aspen and Waterloo festivals and at the Mannes Bach Institute, and currently serves on the faculty of the Juilliard School.