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 age 17, and was previously a member of the Nashville Symphony and Seoul Philharmonic. His recording of Jennifer Higdon’s Oboe Concerto with the Nashville Symphony won a Grammy Award in 2018. He attended Temple University and the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Jonathan Blumenfeld and Eugene Izotov.


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