Laura Griffiths is Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and was formerly Principal Oboe of The Cleveland Orchestra. Since her first position as Principal Oboe of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, she has been guest Principal Oboist with many major orchestras across the country, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she spent several seasons as Acting Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Opera and one season as Acting Associate Principal Oboe with the San Francisco Symphony. This past spring, she served as Associate Principal Oboe for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on a European tour.
Laura has always been active as a chamber musician. Her first group, the Pittsford Camerata, specialized in Baroque music and was comprised of former members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Rochester Philharmonic. Here in the Bay Area, Laura is a member of STROBE, a group dedicated to performing works for strings and oboe.
Laura’s past summer festivals include Principal Oboe of the Britt Festival in Oregon, the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, and the Midsummer Mozart Festival. This summer she performed at La Jolla Summerfest.
Laura is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Richard Killmer.