Renowned for her “gorgeous singing tone” and “sensitive musicality”, (Winnipeg Free Press) Caitlin Broms-Jacobs enjoys a multifaceted career of orchestral, recital, chamber music, and concerto performances. She is the principal oboist of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, a position she has held since 2009. Caitlin has been lauded as “always sublime”, and “a delightfully musical player, with elegant tone and delivery” (Winnipeg Free Press). Caitlin has appeared several times as a soloist with the MCO, playing concertos by Vivaldi, Bach, and others. Caitlin’s solo and chamber music performances were featured on the MCO’s 2021 live-stream concert series, and her recent arrangement and performance with her MCO colleagues of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations was highly regarded. In April 2022, Caitlin will be featured as a soloist with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra for the premiere of Prayer in a Green Cathedral, a new oboe concerto written especially for her by one of Canada’s finest composers, Kevin Lau.
Caitlin can often be heard performing with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as guest principal oboist; she has played countless concerts with the WSO, including numerous performances in the pit for the Manitoba Opera and Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Caitlin has appeared on several occasions as a valued guest principal for the Calgary Philharmonic, as well as for the Group of 27 Chamber Orchestra. She has performed with orchestras across Canada including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the National Ballet Orchestra and has performed frequently as principal for Canzona Chamber Choir and MusikBarock ensemble, playing oboe, oboe d’amore, and English Horn in concerts of music by J.S. Bach.
Caitlin served as principal oboist of the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra and has played under esteemed conductors such as Andrey Boreyko, Jun Markl, JoAnn Falletta, Nello Santi, Yakov Kreizberg, Bramwell Tovey, Daniel Raiskin, and Anne Manson. Caitlin previously held the position of principal oboist of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra.
An avid chamber musician, Caitlin has presented numerous recitals in Winnipeg and across Canada and has been featured for many seasons in Winnipeg’s Millennium recital series. Her performances with pianist Madeline Hildebrand have been greatly appreciated for their expressive music-making, compelling and unusual repertoire, as well as for the duo’s captivating spirit.
Caitlin premiered contemporary works for oboe and English Horn for Groundswell New Music as a soloist and with a chamber ensemble; her performances have been broadcast on CBC radio and Classic 107. Caitlin was the Artistic Director and co-founder of the highly successful Liberty Village New Artist Series, a series of chamber music concerts held at the Academy of Spherical Arts in Toronto in 2009.