Luca de la Florin is an active freelance oboist in Salt Lake City, Utah and is on faculty with Utah Valley University and Snow College. Florin has performed with orchestras across the United States including the Utah, Detroit, Toledo, Battle Creek, Jackson, Dexter, and Kalamazoo Symphonies and holds principal positions with Salt Lake Sinfonia and the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra. Florin has performed under the baton of many leading conductors including JoAnn Falletta, Courtney Lewis, Leonard Slatkin, Thierry Fischer, Rossen Millanov, Hans Graf, Donato Cabrera and many more. In addition to orchestral playing, Florin is an active chamber musician and soloist. He has appeared as soloist with the Utah Philharmonia, Sewanee Festival Orchestra, Albion Symphony Orchestra, and the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra. Florin has recorded multiple times with the Naxos and Bridge labels.
Florin is a sought-after teacher amassing a large private studio. As a skilled reed-maker, Florin teaches clinics on reed-making and cane preparation. His scientific approach to reed-making has been hailed as “life-changing” by oboists in his master classes. Florin sells professional oboe and english horn reeds. His reeds have been sold across the United States as well as to Australia, Europe, and South America. Florin received his Bachelor’s in Oboe Performance from Albion College, his Master’s in Oboe Performance from Western Michigan University, and will soon receive his Doctorate in Musical Arts, Oboe Performance from The University of Utah. His primary teachers have been Rebecca Van de Ven, Robert Stephenson, Gabriel Renteria, and Michael Miller.