New York native Andrew Port is a Second Year Fellow with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for the 2023-2024 season. In the past year, he has performed regularly as Second Oboe with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and appeared as Guest Principal Oboe with the Peoria Symphony. Prior to moving to Chicago, Andrew appeared as a regular substitute with the San Francisco Symphony, both as Principal Oboe and Second Oboe during their 2021-2022 season, and has also performed alongside the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood on Parade. Throughout his career, Andrew has collaborated alongside artists such as Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Midori Gotō, John Williams, and more.
A strong believer in thoughtful and engaging programming for both orchestral and chamber music settings, Andrew is an avid performer of Chamber Music both with winds and strings. He was a founding member of the award-winning woodwind sextet Les Six in Boston, and performed at multiple historic venues including the Museum of Fine Art and Boston Public Library.
During his summers, Andrew has joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at their Ravinia Festival Residency, and attended notable music festivals such as the Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, the National Repertory Orchestra, Spoleto USA Festival, and Verbier Music Camp. He holds his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Music Performance from New England Conservatory, where he studied with John Ferrillo and Anne Gabriele. He holds an additional Certificate of Professional Studies from San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he studied with Eugene Izotov, and is also a graduate of The Juilliard School’s Pre-College program, where he was a student of the late Richard Dallessio.