Marc Lachat is currently Principal Oboe of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. As a student at the Paris Conservatoire, he won first prize at the Young Musicians’ Autumn Festival and also received the Best Contemporary Performance Prize (2009). He has also won Munich’s ARD competition (2011) and the Prague Spring International Competition in 2013. Lachat was named Principal Oboe for the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra in 2009; in 2013, he became Principal Oboe for the Basel Orchestra and, at the request of Sir Roger Norrington, also joined the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. He plays regularly with the Klarthe Quintet and other chamber music groups at festivals throughout France, Italy, and Switzerland, and won the ARD competition with the Klarthe in 2014. He has performed as a solo oboist with eminent conductors including Bernard Haitink, Marek Janowski, François-Xavier Roth, Paavo Järvi, Neeme Järvi, Pierre Boulez, Georges Prêtre, and Lorin Maazel, with leading orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the London Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, l’Orchestre de Paris, and Hessische Rundfunk (Frankfurt).