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Priscilla Herreid

Priscilla Herreid has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and in South America in repertoire ranging from the 11th to the 21st century.  She is a member of Piffaro, and can also be heard playing all manner of early wind instruments with Hesperus, the Waverly Consort, and Ex Umbris. She has played early oboes and recorder with many of the nation’s leading baroque orchestras, including Trinity Baroque Orchestra (NYC), The Handel & Haydn Society, Philharmonia Baroque, Portland Baroque, and Tempesta di Mare. Priscilla has performed twice as principal oboist for Les Recontre Musicales en Vendee, under the direction of William Christie. This season, she will be part of the onstage band for the Globe Theatre’s productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, coming to Broadway and starring Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry. Priscilla’s performances have been called “spirited” by The New York Times and “particularly fine” by the Washington Post. She is a graduate of Temple University, where she was a modern oboe student of Louis Rosenblatt, and The Juilliard School, where she was a baroque oboe student of Gonzalo Ruiz.