Oboist Petrea Warneck performs extensively as an orchestral and chamber
musician. Warneck has had an active career in the field of arts
management, first in New York and subsequently in Berlin, Germany, where
she resided for five years assisting her husband, Diether Warneck. Her
husband is an artist agent for the renowned baritone, Dietrich
Fischer-Dieskau. Upon returning to the U.S. in 1994, she co-founded The
Chamber Music Society of Wilmington (N.C.) and served as the executive
director for the first decade of the series.
Passionate about new music for her instrument, she commissioned and
premiered a work for solo oboe in 2006 by Mark Kilstofte, entitled
"Inner Voices." The piece is a tribute to the legendary oboist, John
Mack. Mack was Warneck's teacher and mentor for more than 25 years.
Warneck presents master classes and Reed-making workshops from coast to
coast?most recently at the Thornton School of Music at the University of
Southern California, and at the College Conservatory of Music in
Cincinnati (CCM), where she is a regular guest lecturer. At CCM, she
also took on teaching and oboe studio class responsibilities during two
sabbatical leaves of Mark Ostoich. She is a member of the artist faculty
of the Oxford Oboe Camp in Georgia and the Charleston Oboe Camp.
Dedicated to the health and wellness of performing artists, she is a
certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and is in training to
become a licensed Andover Educator Instructor of Body Mapping.