Joining the Sarasota Music Festival faculty in 2023
Marion Arthur Kuszyk joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Associate Principal Oboe at the Hollywood Bowl in August 1995. Originally from the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, Kuszyk received her Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory and her Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.
Prior to joining the LA Phil, Kuszyk was a member of the Kansas City Symphony for five years (Associate Principal Oboe and Acting Principal Oboe) and taught oboe at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She has made concerto appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the National Symphony, the Kansas City Camerata, and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. In addition, she has performed as guest principal oboe with the Boston Symphony, with the Atlanta Symphony, and with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. She has also performed with the Virginia Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, the Tanglewood Fellowship Orchestra, and the Summerfest Chamber Music series in Kansas City. She was principal oboe of the Grant Teton Music Festival Orchestra for eight years.
Kuszyk is an active performer in the LA Phil’s Chamber Music and Green Umbrella series. She participated in the North American premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s quintet piece Memoria. She currently teaches at the University of Southern California.