Jessica Pearlman currently holds the position of principal oboe of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra in Orange County, CA. Ms. Pearlman moved to Southern California after completing her Master of Music degree in 2009 at The Juilliard School. While in New York, she performed and toured with some of the city’s most esteemed ensembles, including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the New York City Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera. As a soloist Ms. Pearlman has been featured with the San Jose Chamber Symphony, the Colorado College Summer Music Festival and the Mansfield (OH) Symphony Orchestra where she also served as principal oboe during the 2005 – 2006 season.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Pearlman performs with Orli Shaham on the Pacific Symphony Orchestra’s prestigious Café Ludwig chamber music series and tours regularly with her innovative New York-based chamber group “Shuffle Concert.” Shortly after moving to Southern California Pearlman was introduced to the world of Hollywood studio music. Ms. Pearlman has played on such films as “Salt”, “Toy Story 3” and “Snow White and the Huntsman” and was the principal oboist of Steven Spielberg’s 2011 films “War Horse” and “The Adventures of Tintin” under the musical direction of acclaimed composer and conductor John Williams.
Intrigued by both science and music, Ms. Pearlman earned Bachelor’s degrees in oboe performance and neuroscience from Oberlin College as a pre-med student. Her summer research in brain tumor models was presented at the 2006 conference of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Ms. Pearlman is an adjunct faculty member Long Beach City College in addition to maintaining a private teaching studio. Please visit Ms. Pearlman online at www.jessicapearlman.com