Elizabeth Ostling

Lecturer, Flute | eostling@bu.edu

ElizabethOstlingx345Associate Principal Flute, Boston Symphony Orchestra Principal Flute, Boston Pops Orchestra. Boston Symphony Orchestra Marian Gray Lewis chair, fully funded in perpetuity Boston Pops Orchestra Mr. and Mrs. William F. Connell chair, fully funded in perpetuity.

Elizabeth Ostling joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as assistant principal flute in September 1994 and was named associate principal flute starting with the 1997–98 season, after having served as acting principal since March 1995. She is also principal flute of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Ms. Ostling grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and graduated in May 1994 from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she was a student of Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner. During her freshman year at Curtis she won first prize in the quadrennial Koussevitzky Competition for Woodwinds in New York City. As a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, she was the featured soloist during Tanglewood’s annual Festival of Contemporary Music in Michael Gandolfi’s chamber concerto, Caution to the Wind. Ms. Ostling has appeared as soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra, performing Griffes’ Poem; she has also performed the Ibert concerto with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, spent a summer with the National Repertory Orchestra of Colorado, and was a featured soloist on the “Young Artists Showcase” over WQXR in New York and on numerous nationally syndicated radio broadcasts from Curtis. A frequent performer in solo and chamber recitals, Ms. Ostling has appeared locally with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players and the Boston Artists Ensemble. She has premiered two works written expressly for her: Michael Gandolfi’s Geppetto’s Workshopfor flute and piano, in 1998 in Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory; and Dan Coleman’s Pavanes and Symmetries, in April 2001 with the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra.