Corbin Stair

Corbin Stair

Second Oboe

Sharon and Yoash Wiener Endowed Chair

Corbin Stair joined The Cleveland Orchestra as second oboe in May 2015 at the age of 22. A graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music, he studied with The Philadelphia Orchestra’s longtime principal oboe, Richard Woodhams. Other mentors include John Ferrillo (Boston Symphony Orchestra) and Dr. Reid Messich (University of Georgia). Stair has performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra and is an alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Center. He has led masterclasses at Oberlin Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, University of Georgia, and is frequently consulted for audition preparation.

Off the stage, Stair is actively involved at his church, Grace Church of Norton, Ohio and enjoys Bible study. He also has a passion for trees and plants, maintaining a specimen collection at his family’s homestead in Bath, Ohio. Additionally, Stair is an enthusiastic fan of Cleveland area sports, especially The Ohio State Buckeyes.