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Katherine deGruchy, a native of Bellbrook, Ohio, received her Bachelors and Masters in Music Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with the renowned oboist John Mack of the Cleveland Orchestra. She was in Mexico City for 17 years where she played oboe and English horn with the Mexico City Philharmonic and other orchestras. She performed two Mexican debuts with the Philharmonic; the Persichetti Concerto for English horn and the Honegger Concerto for English horn and Flute. She also was a member of the award winning octet Sinfonietta Ventus which recorded on the Urtext label and toured Mexico and the US including a concert in the Carnegie Hall recital hall in New York City. She returned to the Dayton area in 2005 and has continued her performing career in the Middletown Symphony Orchestra, the Claremont Symphony, the Lebanon Symphony and subbing with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. In 200s she helped create the Burning River Winds with her husband John. In addition to playing, she teaches oboe privately and in several local school systems.
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