Pavel Morunov joined The Phil as Second Oboe in September 2012. Prior to that, Pavel was a member of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra as an English horn and later as an Assistant Principal Oboe player.
Pavel Morunov is a native of Russia. He has received his education at Gnessins' Russian State Academy of Music in Moscow where he studied with professor and principle oboe player of the Russian Academic State Symphony Orchestra Anatoly Liubimov, Ph.D. During the last three years of his study at the Gnessins’ Academy Pavel has been a full-time member of the symphony orchestra of the Moscow opera theater “The New Opera”. Pavel was also invited as a guest soloist to participate in the performances of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia and other professional symphony orchestras of Moscow. After receiving his Bachelor's and Graduate School diplomas he was admitted into the post-graduate program at the Academy, but had left the country to continue his education in the United States. Pavel has received his Master of Music degree from Northwestern University where he studied with the former principal oboe player of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Mr. Ray Still. In the spring of 2003 Pavel had become a recipient of the Collins Distinguished Graduate Fellowship of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the summer 2005 Pavel attended Aspen Music Festival as a recipient of the Noyce Bowers Oboe Fellowship. He received the dedicated English horn fellowship for the summer of 2006 and 2007 from the same festival. He received Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College of Music, the division of the New School University, where he studied with Elaine Douvas, principal oboe player of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Currently he is a Doctoral degree dissertator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music where he studies with Professor Marc Fink.