Oboist Marta Boratgis is a familiar face on Connecticut’s stages; she is Assistant Principal Oboe of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Second Oboe of Eastern Connecticut Symphony and plays regularly with the Waterbury Symphony. Marta is second oboe in the renowned Colorado Music Festival where her husband, Olav van Hezewijk, is Principal Oboe, as well as of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Waterbury Symphony. She performs throughout Connecticut and New York in the area’s top choral groups and is one of the premier orchestral contractors for these ensembles as well as for the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Glee Club when professional ensembles are requested. Marta holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Colorado at her hometown of Boulder and two Certificates of Study from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. As a prominent teacher in the area, her method includes the strictness and artistry of the European schools with the diversity of the American school. Along with her husband and teaching partner, a great number of Marta’s students have gained success entering major conservatories and the nations top schools. A graduate of Marta’s private studio and graduate of New Canaan High School is a regular substitute oboist at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, has won numerous solo competitions and is now a full time performer in New York City. Two other former students of Marta’s are at Harvard and Cornell, majoring in the sciences but remaining active in the performing ensembles of these universities.