Oregon Symphony Musician Bio
English Horn / Oboe
Born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas, Kyle Mustain joined the Oregon Symphony as its English horn soloist in 2010. Kyle moved to Portland after spending two years living Brazil, where he served as English horn soloist with the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais; Kyle also held the same position with Santa Fe Opera from 2004 to 2013. Kyle has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Atlanta Symphony, and held one-year appointments as assistant principal oboe and English horn for both the Houston and Indianapolis symphonies. He has spent several summers at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, as well as the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
Kyle received a B.M. from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he was a student of Richard Woodhams, and his M.M. from Yale University. Kyle taught oboe at the University of Oregon during the 2011-2012 academic year.
When he’s not painting, collecting Bonsai trees, watching British and Australian Parliament assemblies on YouTube, or teaching at Reed College, you might find Kyle onstage playing and singing with the globe-trotting band Pink Martini, or looking for exotic mushrooms with fellow members of the Mycological Society.