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Associate Principal

James Button was appointed Associate Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Symphony in September 2017. A native of Australia, he made his solo debut with the Melbourne Symphony at the age of seventeen. He later attended Temple University and the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Jonathan Blumenfeld and Eugene Izotov, respectively. Mr. Button was previously a member of the Nashville Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, New World Symphony, and guest principal oboe with the Chicago Symphony. He serves as a coach for the SFS Youth Orchestra.