Leonid Sirotkin is Assistant Professor of Oboe at DePauw University and oboist with Fort Wayne Philharmonic. A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, he received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory, and for almost a decade served as principal English horn with the Kirov Opera and Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater under Valery Gergiev. Sirotkin has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and toured with the CSO to Japan and Europe. He has also performed with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. An active chamber musician, Sirotkin has appeared at numerous festivals including the Kuhmo International Chamber Music Festival, Finland; Kostamuksha Music Festival, Russia; and the Lucca Music Festival and Togliatti International Music Festival in Italy. Sirotkin has also given many masterclasses throughout Russia and the United States. In 2010, his performance was featured on the American Public Media radio program Performance Today. In 2000, he published the book Orchestral Excerpts for Oboe and English Horn from Operas and Ballets by Tchaikovsky. Sirotkin studied under Dr. Valery Sobolev and Dr. Mark Ostoich.