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Below is Harry Shulman's bio, from his New York Times' obituary.

 


Harry Shulman, a concert oboist and music teacher, died yesterday at Roosevelt Hospital after a long illness. He was 55 years old.

Mr. Shulman began his professional career when he was 19 as first oboe with the Pittsburgh Symphony, after he had been selected by Otto Klemperer, the conductor, while the youth was still at the Curtis Institute of Music.

Three years later, he joined the N.B.C. Symphony at the invitation of Arturo Toscanini. He remained with the orchestra until he joined the Armed Forces, and then became a member of the music staff of the American Broadcasting Company.

He appeared in a number of concerts in various parts of the United States, playing with leader chamber music groups. He also was a soloist in the Casals Music Festival and played in the Puerto Rico Festival since its inception in 1957.

For years, Mr. Shulman was a member of the Aspen Music Festival and School as a performing artist and teacher. He was a member of the board of directors at Aspen.

During the 1970-71 season, he was a professor at Oberlin College. He held a Master of Arts Degree in Music History from Hunter College.

Mr. Shulman recorded extensively. His record, "Music for Oboe and Orchestra" under the Kapp label has been reported to have become well known throughout the world.

Mr. Shulman was a native of Rochester, N.Y., and began musical training at a very early age as a violin student. When the junior high school in Rochester needed an oboist for its orchestra, he was persuaded to take up the instrument.

With the assistance of his friend and neighbor, Mitch Miller, who also began his career as an oboist, he progressed and, even as a youth, he was regarded by critics to be one of the country's leading virtuosos.

He leaves his wife, Helen, a son, Ivan, and a daughter, Mara.


 
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