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Olivia Staton

Philadelphia, PA

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.

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