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First Name: Alfred
Last Name: Läubin (Laubin)
Bio: Alfred Läubin (Laubin) (1906-1976) was born in Detroit, Michigan, on October 14, 1906 and died in September, 1976. His father was an oboist and a charter member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. In 1931, Läubin became principal oboe of the Hartford (Conn.) Symphony and the first professor of oboe at the Hartt School of Music. He also performed with the New York City Opera, the Boston Pops, and the New Jersey and Pittsburgh Symphonies. While in Hartford, Läubin began to make oboes. He further learned the art of oboe making while working for the Penzel-Mueller firm from 1958 to 1968. In 1968 he established the Läubin Oboe Company in Elmsford, New York. The Läubin oboes and English horns which he created are now used by oboists throughout the world. Following Alfred?s death in 1976, his son Paul, also a professional oboist, took over the business. The firm continues to flourish from its Peekskill, New York location.
Source: Double Reed 21/2 (1998)