Ben Price currently attends the Curtis Institute of Music as the Anderson and Daria Pew Fellow, where they study with Katherine Needleman and Philippe Tondre. They previously studied with Karen Wagner and Dagny Rask Regan in Portland, Oregon, where they were also principal oboist of the Portland Youth Philharmonic and section oboist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra USA (VSO). A three-time member of Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, Ben is a first-prize laureate of competitions with the VSO, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, and Oregon Sinfonietta. They have also performed as Guest Principal Oboe with Symphony in C, Pink Martini, and the MYSfits Chamber Orchestra. When not immersed in the metaphysical experience of music, Ben thoroughly enjoys a good map, a good book, and a walk at sunset.