Humbert Lucarelli has been hailed as "America's leading oboe recitalist" (The New York Times). The New York Daily News wrote that he "has proven his preeminence among oboists today." Prof. Lucarelli has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia and Asia.
He has been featured in the numerous music festivals including: Angel Fire, Aspen, Chautauqua, Marblehead, Martha's Vineyard, Music Mountain, Newport, Victoria International Music Festival and Il Festival Eleazar de Carvalho in Fortaleza, Brazil. In the summer of 2002, he was invited to perform and teach at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China.
Prof. Lucarelli's wide range of musical activities includes solo performances with the American Symphony Orchestra, I Solisti Veneti, Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, London's Orchestra of St. John's Smith Square, The Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra Sinphônica Do Estado De Sâo Paulo and the Philharmonia Virtuosi. Concerts with the original Bach Aria Group, the Trio Bell'Arte, the American, Amernet, Audubon, Biava, Cassatt, Chester, Colorado, Emerson, Lark, Leontovich, Manhattan, Miami, Muir, Panocha and Philadelphia string quartets have brought a vast new audience to the oboe. Of his performance with I Solisti Veneti, Allen Hughes of the The New York Times wrote, "Mr. Lucarelli is a true virtuoso on the oboe."
As an orchestral performer, Prof. Lucarelli has performed and recorded with some of the world's leading conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Kiril Kondrashin, Josef Krips, James Levine, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Artur Rodzinsky, Sir Georg Solti, Leopold Stokowski and Igor Stravinsky.
Prof. Lucarelli is soloist in John Corigliano's Oboe Concerto (RCA Victor), which was written for and premiered by him with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. He has recorded extensively with Koch International, Lyrichord, MCA Classics, Musical Heritage Society, Pantheon and Stradivari. His recorded repertoire includes Bach, Baksa, Bax, Bliss, Britten, Debussy, Hindemith, Leclair, Lefebre, Mozart, Poulenc, Rameau, Saint-Saens, as well as concerti of Strauss, Telemann, Vaughan Williams and Wolf-Ferrari. His recording of All Bach was praised in The Gramophone as a "memorable recital that boasts a deeply expressive soloist".