Oboist Eric Ohlsson will present a recital at Northwestern State University Saturday, Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. He will be accompanied by collaborative pianist Deloise Chagas Lima. Ohlsson and Lima are faculty members at Florida State University. Ohlsson will present an oboe masterclass at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Ohlsson, the Charles O. DeLaney Professor of Oboe, came to Florida State in 1986 from the University of South Carolina, where he had been professor of oboe since 1980. While completing the D.M.A. degree at The Ohio State University, he was twice a concerto competition winner and was co-principal oboist of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
Positions as principal oboist of the South Carolina Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra and the Augusta Symphony followed, and from 1986 to 1996 he was principal oboist of the Naples Philharmonic. He has served as a recitalist and chamber musician in the U.S., Europe and Canada, with major performances at conventions of the International Double Reed Society, the Spoleto Festival and at Carnegie Recital Hall. He was the host of the 25th anniversary conference of the International Double Reed Society in 1996.
In addition to his teaching duties at FSU, Ohlsson is principal oboist of the Tallahassee Symphony and is a member of the Opperman Reed Trio. During the summers Ohlsson is on the faculty of the Brevard Music Center, where he is principal oboist of the Brevard Music Center Orchestra.
Lima is a native of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. She began piano study at the age of nine and at age 11 she gave her solo debut at the School of Music and Fine Arts in Parana, Brazil, where she later received her bachelors degree in piano, organ and music education, obtaining a gold medal as the most outstanding student during the course of her degree. Following her graduation, she studied English at Newbold College in England while completing a performance certificate in piano from Trinity College of Music. Dr. Lima is also an associate of the Royal College of Music in organ performance. She received the Master of Music degree in piano performance and literature at the University of Notre Dame, and the Doctor of Music degree in Piano Accompanying from the Florida State University.
In Brazil, Lima was on the faculty of the Escola de Musica e Belas Artes do Parana where she taught accompanying and coached chamber music for nearly 20 years. A sought-after accompanist and chamber musician, she has performed extensively throughout Brazil with many nationally recognized singers and instrumentalists.
Her performances as an accompanist have taken her to Europe, the United States and South America. Lima was named assistant professor of collaborative piano at the College of Music of Florida State in 2005.