Tamer Edlebi joined the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as assistant principal oboe
during the 2018/2019 season. Prior to his appointment to the FWSO, Mr. Edlebi made guest
appearances with the Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and the Houston Grand Opera and Ballet orchestras.
He has participated in numerous summer festivals, including the Kent/Blossom Music Festival,
as well as four summers at the Aspen Music Festival and School where he studied with Richard
Woodhams and Elaine Douvas. Most recently, Edlebi served as principal oboe of Orquesta
Sinfónica de Minería in Mexico City performing not only standards of the orchestral repertoire,
but many contemporary works by notable Mexican composers. An avid lover of chamber music,
Edlebi is a founding member of the Prismatics Woodwind Quintet, prizewinners of the 2015
Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. In 2017, he was named a Zarin Mehta Fellow
through the New York Philharmonic Global Academy partnership with Rice University.
Edlebi holds a bachelor's degree from Chapman University where he studied with Ariana Ghez.
He also completed graduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of
Frank Rosenwein, and earned a master’s degree from Rice University as a student of Robert
Atherholt. Other teachers include Adam Dinitz and Jonathan Fischer of the Houston Symphony.