Jasper Igusa

Oboe

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Alma maters: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, M.M. 2020; Northwestern University, B.M. 2018

Instagram: @jasper.igusa

Photo by Leanna Ginsburg

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Awards/Competitions: Ray Still Award, 2018

Appearances: Texas Music Festival, 2019; Festival Napa Valley, 2019; Miami Classical Music Festival, 2017

What is your earliest memory of classical music? My mom practicing the piano

Who is your biggest inspiration? My teachers: Russ DeLuna and Scott Hostetler

What has been your favorite experience as a musician? Either playing the Strauss Oboe Concerto with orchestra, or touring China with my school orchestra at Northwestern!

If you could play another instrument, what would it be? Cello or French Horn

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing? I honestly have no idea—which is part of why I chose to be one!

Tell us something about yourself that might surprise us: I love to swim!

Piece of advice for a young classical musician: Work hard, have fun, and never let someone else tell you what you’re capable of.