Jennifer Montbach, oboe, is the founder and artistic director of Radius Ensemble, named Boston's Best (2016) by the Improper Bostonian, in residence at the Longy School of Bard College since 2011. She has been acclaimed for her "energetic and eclectic" programs that have “attracted a younger, more diverse audience” (Boston Globe), winning the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming from Chamber Music America in 2013. Jen curated and produced the ensemble's debut album, Fresh Paint, and has commissioned and premiered more than thirty new works in her role as artistic director. As an oboist, she is known for her "evocative lyricism and nuanced phrasing” (Bay Windows); she has appeared with orchestras and ensembles throughout New England, including Ambient Orchestra, the Portland (Maine) Symphony, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and Composers in Red Sneakers, among others, and has held administrative positions at the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. She holds a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Harvard College and a Master of Music in oboe performance from New England Conservatory. Jen founded and produces the West Concord Porchfest, and is also a volunteer with the Breakthrough T1D (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), where she mentors families of children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.