Oboist Peggy Pearson is a winner of the Pope Foundation Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Music. She has performed solo, chamber, and orchestral music throughout the U.S. and abroad, including touring internationally and recording with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared as principal oboe with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's and has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Music from Marlboro. A member of the Bach Aria group, she is also solo oboist with the Emmanuel Chamber Orchestra. She is founding director emerita of, and oboist with, Winsor Music, Inc., and a founding member of the chamber music group La Fenice.
An advocate for contemporary music, Pearson was a fellow of the Radcliffe Institute in contemporary music and she commissioned and premiered over 30 works as artistic director of Winsor Music. She has been on the faculty at SongFest, Tanglewood Music Center, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Wellesley College, and the Longy School of Music of Bard College. She is currently co-director of the Bach Institute in Boston and is on the faculty at MIT.