Eugene, Oregon, who started playing at seven years of age and attended the Tanglewood Music Center and the University of Southern
California Thornton School of Music.
whom she has worked include the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Boston
Classical Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, the Boston
Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Metropolis Winds,
which she co-founded.
In 1996, she
got her first taste of performing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as a
principal when Seiji Ozawa conducted Peter
Grimes, an opera composed by Benjamin Britten.
She won first
prize in the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition in 2000. In 2002, she released a videotape
entitled Ultimate Beginner Series –
Flute, Volume 1. She became
Principal Flute of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2004. In 2005, she joined the faculty of
the New England Conservatory of Music.
She and Ann
Hobson Pilot were the soloists in April 2005 with the Boston Classical
Orchestra when they performed “Concerto for Flute & Harp”
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
In June 2009,
she participated in Beyond the Masterclass Flute
Week, the brainchild of her USC instructor Jim Walker, at the Colburn
School of Performing Arts. She
gave a masterclass at the Boston Flute
Academy on 8th
2010, she made her solo debut at Symphony Hall when the Boston Symphony
Orchestra offered up the American premiere of “Flute Concerto” by
Elliott Carter. Their Latin-flavoured program in August 2010 featured Elizabeth as the
soloist on Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Illapa,
a Tone Poem for Flute and Orchestra”.
January 2011, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players appeared at Jordan Hall
in a recital of L’Historie du soldat
by Igor Stravinsky and “Quintet in E flat for Piano and Winds, K. 452”. Elizabeth and Jonathan Bass opened
the affair with the “Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 23” of
In the last
week of January and first week of February 2011, she and John Ferrillo performed Gyorgy Ligeti’s “Double Concerto for Flute, Oboe
and Orchestra” with the BSO.
March 2011, she returned to the Boston
for another masterclass. She did the same at the College of Saint Rose as part of their Flute
Day on 10th April 2011.
October 2011, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players presented an afternoon of
music by Czech composers, including “Mladi”
by Leos Janacek, “Serenade for Strings, Op. 22” by Antonin Dvorak, and “Sextet for Piano and Winds”
by Bohuslav Martinu. Elizabeth reprised Elliott Carter’s
“Flute Concerto” with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on 6th
December 2011, she gave another masterclass in
Thayer Hall at The Colburn School of Performing Arts. She did likewise at the Boston Flute Academy
on 8th January 2012.
January 2012, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players took the stage at Jordan
Hall in a concert of “Serenade in D for Flute, Violin and Viola, Op.
25” by Ludwig van Beethoven, “Serenade No. 1” by Johannes
Brahms and arranged by Jorge Rotter, and “Serenade
No. 12 in C minor for Winds, K. 388” by Mozart.
In the field
of music education, she has served as a faculty member and guest artist for
the National Orchestral Institute, New World Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center,
and the University of Maryland Peabody Conservatory of Music.
which she has appeared include the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s
Grammy-winning Daphnis et Chloe,
and the Boston Symphony Chamber Players’ Mozart: Chamber Music
for Winds and Strings and Profanes
20th-Century Chamber Music.