STEPHEN HAMMER (oboe and recorder) is one of America's leading players of Baroque woodwinds. A founding member and frequent soloist with the Bach Ensemble, he is also principal oboist of the Boston Handel and Haydn Society, Concert Royal, and the New York Collegium. His solo, chamber, and ensemble recordings appear on Decca L'Oiseau-lyre and other labels. He teaches at Bard College and the Longy School of Music, has served on the faculties of the New England Conservatory, Boston University, the Mannes College of Music, and Indiana University, and has lectured regularly at other schools of music and the Aston Magna Academies for Music and the Humanities. He was a founding director of Early Music America, and collaborates with instrument makers Jonathan Bosworth and Joel Robinson in building replicas of historical wind instruments.