During his lifetime, virtuoso oboist Humbert Lucarelli distinguished himself as one of America's foremost musicians. He was hailed by the New York Times as "America's leading oboe recitalist" and has been cited by the Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians as one of America’s most renowned oboists. Mr. Lucarelli had a long and distinguished career, having performed and taught extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Japan, Australia, and Asia. He was featured in numerous music festivals including Aspen, Chautauqua, Marblehead, Martha’s Vineyard, Music Mountain, and Newport. As an orchestral performer, Mr. Lucarelli performed and recorded with some of the world's leading conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Fiedler, Kiril Kondrashin, Josef Krips, James Levine, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Artur Rodzinsky, Sir Georg Solti, Leopold Stokowski, and Igor Stravinsky.
Mr. Lucarelli recorded extensively with Koch International, Vox, BMG Classics, MCA Classics, Well-Tempered, Stradivari, and Special Music. Of particular significance is his recording of John Corigliano's Oboe Concerto for RCA Victor, which was written for and premiered by him with the American Symphony Orchestra to a standing ovation at Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Lucarelli served as a Professor at The Hartt School in West Hartford, Connecticut, The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, SUNY Purchase, and the Yale School of Music Chamber Music Festival in Norfolk, Connecticut.