Shannon Spicciati enjoys an active performance and teaching career in the Seattle metropolitan area. She has played extensively with the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera on oboe and English horn and has been featured as soloist with Seattle Symphony on three occasions. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer took note of her performance of William Bergsma’s “In Campo Aperto”, praising Spicciati for her “apparent ease and lovely phrasing.” Spicciati recently performed as soloist with the UW Symphony, partnering with Ronald Patterson in the Bach Double Concerto.
Ms. Spicciati has performed with the Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Northwest Sinfonietta, Tacoma Symphony, and numerous other ensembles. The Seattle Times has described her playing as “vital and impressive.”
As a chamber musician, Spicciati performs with the Camas Wind Quintet, based at PLU. She has also performed extensively with flutist Donna Shin, in duo recitals around the U.S., and in the Northwest with oboist Keri McCarthy.
Ms. Spicciati has participated in many festivals, including the Icicle Creek Music Festival in Leavenworth, Washington; the Marrowstone Music Festival; and the Anchorage Festival of Music. She has performed internationally as part of the Schlossfestspiele (Heidelberg, Germany) and on tour in Japan with the Eastman School of Music Wind Ensemble. She was selected as one of only four Americans to attend the 1998 Tokyo Competition as quarterfinalist, performing two full recital programs as part of the competition.
Ms. Spicciati is on faculty at the University of Washington School of Music and Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) and is a member of the Camas Woodwind Quintet at PLU. She holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Washington, having studied with Richard Killmer, Rebecca Henderson and Alex Klein.