Kimaree Gilad, Oboe, has been a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 1983. The press applauds her “lyrical melodies with velvety sounds,” as she has been featured as soloist on both coasts, with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra of Seattle, the Colonial Symphony of New Jersey and her own LA Chamber Orchestra.
Performing in the Grammy award winning Penderecki,”Credo,” with the Oregon Bach Festival, Ms. Gilad continues to participate in summer festivals including the inaugural season of the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, where she is the instrumental program director. Ojai, Music at Menlo, La Jolla, Idyllwild Arts and the Fairbanks, Alaska Festival, are a few other festivals she has performed and taught in.
Also active in recitals and chamber music, Ms. Gilad recently performed in Sweden at the Festpel in Piteo, where she was hailed as the “highlight of the program”. She also performs for television and motion pictures which have included the MATRIX movies, film scores composed by Don Davis. She has the distinction of having given a master class in the People’s Republic of China and has been on tour with the Kachinger Kantorie of Stuttgart, Germany. Much sought after, Kimaree enjoys premiering new music such as, John Biggs oboe concerto and most recently a new piece for English Horn and chorus by Micah Levy, she has also recorded contemporary music on the Arcobaleno label.
Past performance activities include appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Deutsche Opera of Berlin, New York City Opera, Belles Artes Opera and Ballet Orchestra of Mexico City, San Francisco and Joffrey Ballet Orchestras, LA Bach Festival, as West Coast coordinator of chamber music for Music for All Seasons and on baroque oboe with the Musica Angelica and Los Angeles Baroque orchestra.
Ms. Gilad is Adjunct Teacher of Oboe at CSU Northridge.