Melanie Feld is principal oboist of Westchester Philharmonic, Opera Orchestra of New York, Stamford Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of the American Composers Orchestra. She is the English hornist of American Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, has performed with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and P.D.Q. Bach. Since 1992, she has been a member of the orchestra with the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera. Ms. Feld has worked with such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tilson Thomas, Raymond Leppard, Julius Rudel, John Eliot Gardiner, and Andre Previn.
Her recording credits include albums on the C.B.S., Angel, Moss Music Group, Music Masters, Telarc, Nonesuch, and New World labels.
A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Ms. Feld moved to New York City to attend the Mannes College of Music, and completed her graduate studies at the Juilliard School of Music. Her teachers have included Leland Lincoln, Marc Lifschey, Stephen Adelstein, and Ronald Roseman.