Oboe, Composer, Conducto, Orchestrator and Teacher Francisco J. Castillo earned his MM in oboe performance from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor and “Licenciatura” from the University of Costa Rica.
Francisco recorded the Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra by Charles Fernandez with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, England, under the direction of the composer.
Recently, Francisco recorded a new oboe solo CD, “The Bolero Project & Más”, the project aims to offer a unique and definitive interpretation of Latin romanticism.
As a composer, his works have been performed by many different organizations and individuals. In 2012, Francisco premiered his Rhapsody for Oboe, English Horn and Orchestra with the Redlands Symphony under the direction of Maestro Jon Robertson with soloists, New York Philharmonic principal oboist Liang Wang on the Oboe and Francisco on the English Horn.
In June 2016, Francisco premiered his work The Adventures of Sancho Panza, a Trio for Oboe, English Horn and Bassoon at the International Double Reed Conference in Columbus, Georgia, Francisco lives in Los Angeles, California. He enjoys watching soccer and tennis matches.