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Richard Kanter

American oboist Richard Kanter was born in Chicago on 7 July 1935 and, from the age of fourteen, was a student of Robert Mayer (the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's cor anglais player). He studied at the Curtis Institute with Marcel Tabuteau and John de Lancie then worked in the US Navy Band for four years, then became second oboist with the Chicago Symphony, and remained with the orchestra for forty-one years, retiring in 2002. He then became oboe and cor anglais coach to the Hong Kong-based Asian Youth Orchestra.

Richard Kanter died in Chicago on 10 October 2014, aged seventy-nine.

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