Mark Debski, Principal
Originally from Pittsburgh, Mark Debski joined The Florida Orchestra as principal oboe in September 2023.
He has previously held the same position with the Richmond Symphony and was also a fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach.
An avid orchestral musician, Mark has performed with the Boston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra.
During the summer, Mark is the second oboist at the Britt Music Festival in Jacksonville, Ore., a position he has held since 2019. Past summer activities include Aspen Music Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, AIMS in Graz-Austria and two summers as an oboe fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.
Mark began studying the oboe at age 10 and eventually went on to study with Pittsburgh Symphony members Scott Bell and Harold Smoliar. In 2017, he earned an undergraduate degree from the New England Conservatory, where he was a student of John Ferrillo and Anne Marie Gabriele. While at NEC, he was awarded the Presser Foundation’s Undergraduate Scholar Award for outstanding achievement in music.
In addition to his lifelong quest to make the perfect reed, Mark enjoys studying languages, reading, hiking and traveling.