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Chris Bleth
Chris Bleth (oboe)
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.


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