Flute - Position sponsored by Anonymous
Flutist Olivia Staton was appointed Second Flute of The Philadelphia Orchestra at the start of the 2018-19 season at the age of 21, becoming the orchestra's youngest member at the time. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School where she received a Bachelor of Music degree and studied with Jeffrey Khaner. Upon graduating, she was awarded the Peter Mennin Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music. Her previous teachers include Aaron Goldman and Jennifer Lapple.
As a chamber musician, Olivia performs with Philadelphia’s Network for New Music, and has participated in the Philadelphia Orchestra’s series “Our City, Your Orchestra” as well as their Audience Appreciation Concerts. Previously, Olivia performed in the New York Philharmonic Biennial as a member of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, as well as Juilliard’s “ChamberFest”. Olivia has performed with various chamber ensembles in Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, Seiji Ozawa Hall, the Metropolitan and Whitney Museums of Art, and the Aspen Art Museum. As a soloist, Olivia recently appeared with the Main Line Symphony Orchestra with music director Don Liuzzi of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra with conductor Nicholas McGegan performing J.S. Bach's fourth Brandenburg Concerto.
Olivia has appeared as Guest Principal with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, performing for the sixteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition with conductor Nicholas McGegan. She has also performed with the National Symphony Orchestra and New World Symphony, and during her time at Juilliard, Olivia performed as a member of the Juilliard Orchestra, AXIOM and New Juilliard Ensemble. In 2018 Olivia was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts, and for three previous summers she attended the Aspen Music Festival and School where she served as Principal Flute of the Aspen Conducting Academy for two summers.
Olivia has served on the faculties of the Philadelphia International Music Festival and Metropolitan Concert Artists, both summer music intensives. Olivia has also coached Philadelphia's All-City Orchestra, Philadelphia Sinfonia, and been a guest at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and Interlochen Arts Academy. Most recently, Olivia was the featured Guest Artist for the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia's annual Flute Fair giving a masterclass and solo recital. During the year, Olivia is a regular coach for the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) Music Institute and teaches lessons privately.