Leonid Sirotkin is Assistant Professor of Oboe at DePauw University School of Music 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 Maestro 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, the oboist 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. He has also given many master classes, throughout Russia and the United States. In 2010, he was featured in performance on the American Public Media radio program Performance Today. In 2000, Professor Sirotkin published the book Orchestral Excerpts for Oboe and English Horn from Operas and Ballets by Tchaikovsky. He studied under Dr. Valery Sobolev and Dr. Mark Ostoich.