Oboist Mark Weiger has toured as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, the Far East, Near East Asia, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, and the Middle East, as well as in 42 of the contiguous United States. A finalist in nine international competitions and prize winner of the New York International Oboe Competition, Weiger has numerous solo and chamber CD’s available on a variety of labels. His publication for Teaching Woodwinds has been reviewed as “a most significant contribution to the world of oboe playing and teaching.” Concert reviewers have remarked, “Weiger was splendid. His middle register was rich and woody. The very highest notes were like those of a coloratura soprano,” says the Kansas City Star. The New York Times: “Mellifluous, haunting oboe playing by Mark Weiger… with every sixteenth-note Weiger made the music come to life.” The Sri Lanka National News writes, “These American Artists are Aces. The program, which drew two encores – an unheard-of feat – was described as ‘brilliant.’” From the Tel Aviv News, “The quality of collaborative artists in the US is now unparalleled. On balance, perhaps the most successful USIS has ever programmed.” Kathmandu, Nepal, “These artists have brilliance, glamour, and wit.” And from the SCI News, “Weiger’s virtuosic abilities were a perfect match for this difficult work…. Not since Heinz Holliger in his prime have we heard an oboist with his control and mastery.” Weiger is the oboe professor at the University of Iowa.