Meet our Musicians:

Renate Sakins, oboe


Renate Sakins is an active freelance oboist and teacher. She is a member of the Renaissance City Winds, principal oboist with the Westmoreland Symphony, and 2nd oboist with the Akron Symphony. She has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Columbus Symphony and many other regional ensembles. As soloist, Ms. Sakins has appeared with the Westmoreland Symphony, Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, and has been featured on WQED’s “Performance in Pittsburgh”.

Ms Sakins holds a B.M. degree from Temple University and attended Carnegie Mellon University in the M.M. degree program. She was born in Chicago and earned a B.S. in Medical Technology before pursuing music performance. She teaches at Slippery Rock University and maintains a private studio. Her hobbies include biking and vegetarian cooking.

(Updated November 15, 2015)