Mary Lynch joined the Seattle Symphony as Principal Oboe in 2014. She previously held the position of Second Oboe with The Cleveland Orchestra and has toured internationally with both The Cleveland Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Born in Washington D.C., Lynch studied at New England Conservatory, The Juilliard School and Interlochen Arts Academy. Lynch was awarded the William Schuman Prize from Juilliard for outstanding achievement and leadership in music. An avid chamber musician, Lynch has spent several summers at the Marlboro Music Festival, has toured with Musicians from Marlboro, and is a core member of the Gamut Bach Ensemble which performs annual concerts for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Her chamber music performances have been broadcast on radio stations around the country, including on American Public Media’s Performance Today.