Curtis Foster, whose playing has been praised for its “brilliantly introverted charm” (The Seattle Times), has appeared with some of North America’s most respected early music ensembles including Pacific MusicWorks, the Seattle and Pacific Baroque Orchestras, American Bach Soloists, Les Boréades de Montréal, the Newberry Consort, and Victoria Baroque Players. Festival performances include the Vancouver, Chicago, and Bloomington Early Music Festivals, Oregon Bach Festival, Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, and the Phoenix Bach Festival. A ravenous chamber musician, Curtis has performed with small ensembles in concert from San Francisco to Dubai. He is an enthusiastic advocate for music of our own time, and regularly commissions and premieres new works by contemporary composers for old instruments. Curtis has also taught Baroque oboe as part of the Baroque Orchestra Mentorship Programme at the University of British Columbia, in addition to workshops and masterclasses around the US and Canada. His recordings can be heard on ATMA Classique, Cedille Records, and IU Press.
A native of Wichita, KS, Curtis now makes his home in Bellingham, WA. He is a graduate of Wichita State University and Indiana University’s Early Music Institute.