Pamela Hakl Economos



Pamela Hakl


Pamela Hakl Economos serves as Principal Oboe of the Symphony Silicon Valley and the Ballet San Jose.  She also performs oboe and English horn in the Opera San Jose  orchestra.  She served as Principal Oboe in the  San Jose Symphony from 1980 until it ceased operation in 2002. 

During this time she has been featured as a soloist in concertos by Albinoni, Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Hummel. In addition to her responsibilities in San Jose, Ms. Hakl has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Opera, and the San Francisco Ballet. She has participated in some of our nation’s most prestigious music festivals, including the Berkshire Music Festival at Tanglewood, the Aspen Music Festival, the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, and the Colorado Philharmonic.

Ms. Hakl  has been on the faculty of the School of Music at San Jose State University and Morehead State University in Kentucky.  She also has a private oboe studio.  Her students have gone on to leading music schools and have won orchestra positions nationally and internationally.

Ms. Hakl received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music with Highest Distinction from the Indiana University School of Music where she studied with Jerry Sirucek. She has also studied with Ray Still of the Chicago Symphony, Robert Bloom of the NBC Symphony, and Marc Lifschey of the Cleveland Orchestra.


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