Chris Bleth (oboe) http://www.chrisbleth.com
Chris Bleth is known by film and TV composers in Hollywood
as the player to hire to cover multiple woodwind instruments
in a variety of styles from classical oboe to Dixieland
clarinet to Armenian duduk. Mr. Bleth plays oboe, English
horn, flutes, clarinets, saxophones, recorders, duduk, penny
whistle, American Indian flute, ditze, bansuri, panpipe
as well as other world winds.
Chris is a member of the oboe section of the Hollywood
Bowl Orchestra and has played oboe, bass oboe and English
horn with Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Pacific Symphony,
Camerata Pacifica, Long Beach Symphony, Pasadena Symphony,
Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Ballet and American Ballet
Theater. He was also a soloist with the Santa Cecelia Orchestra
in Rome, the Orchestra Sinfonica de Chamartin in Madrid
and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in Denver.
Chris studied woodwinds with Phil Sobel and was a founding
member with Sobel of the West Coast Sax Quartet which recorded
3 albums and performed throughout California as well as
New York City and Tokyo.
Having studied duduk with the world renowned Djivan Gasparyan,
Chris has had the unique opportunity of being featured on
this ancient Armenian instrument in the films “The
Chronicles of Narnia” and “Pirates of the Caribbean:
At World’s End” and in the new “Battlestar
Gallactica” television show.