2019-20 BSO Trombones

Toby Oft


J.P. and Mary B. Barger chair, endowed in perpetuity

Toby Oft joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as principal trombone at the start of the 2008-09 season. The son of music educators, he was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He started playing trombone with his father Michael Oft at age six.

Stephen Lange

A native of Dallas, Texas, Stephen Lange joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra trombone section in fall 2010. Previously, he held the assistant principal trombone chair of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra from 2000 to 2010, making his solo debut with the orchestra in 2007 in Frank Martin’s Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments.

James Markey

Bass Trombone

BSO: John Moors Cabot chair, endowed in perpetuity

James Markey joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as bass trombone in fall 2012 following a fifteen-year tenure in the New York Philharmonic, first as associate principal (1997-2007), then bass trombone (2007-2012). He was also principal trombone of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for two years.