Elizabeth Stern performed her orchestral debut with the Long Island Philharmonic at age 13, playing Chaminade’s Concertino, Op. 107 as the winner of the Long Island Philharmonic’s Young Artist Competition and recipient of the Christopher Keene Memorial Scholarship. Since then, she has appeared in performance at Alice Tully Hall as the winner of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society’s Competition for two consecutive years, and as a guest soloist in the 2006 Long Island Philharmonic’s Mozart Concert Series, performing Mozart’s Concerto No. 1 in G Major. Ms. Stern was the first prize winner in the 2009 Crescendo Music Awards Brass and Woodwinds Division, and the first place American in the 2007 NFA International High School Soloist Competition, winning second prize.
Ms. Stern has held the position of principal flute in the Julliard Orchestra and Symphony, the Choate Rosemary Hall Chamber and Symphony Orchestra, the Hartwick Festival Chamber Orchestra, and the New York Summer Music Festival Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared as a soloist numerous times with the Long Island Philharmonic, Wallingford Symphony, Choate Rosemary Hall Chamber and Symphony Orchestras, and the Hartwick Festival Chamber Orchestra. Her solo recital venues include Juilliard’s Paul and Morse Recital Halls, Christ and St. Stephens Church in New York City, Steinway Hall, the Mannes College of Music, and the Hartwick and New York Summer Festivals. In March 2007, Ms. Stern toured Korea, Beijing and Hong Kong with the Choate Rosemary Hall Chamber Orchestra as the guest soloist.
In addition to the traditional classical music repertoire, Ms. Stern has also performed world premieres of Marco Granados’ Two Venezuelan Etudes for Solo Flute, Lydia Ayers’ Lucky Calligraphy, Hayes Greenfield’s Three for Phil, and Pittsburgh composer Scott Wasserman’s Nightfall, Paris and Chemistry.
Ms. Stern currently studies at New England Conservatory with Elizabeth Rowe, and completed a one year program at Carnegie Mellon with Jeanne Baxtresser and Alberto Almarza last year. Previously, she studied at Julliard (pre-college division) with Dr. Bradley Garner, and in the summers with Soo-Kyung Park. Ms. Stern has performed in master classes for James Galway, Paula Robison, Michel Debost, Sandra Church, Jeffrey Khaner, Gary Schocker, Michael Parloff, NobutakuShizmu, Trudy Kane, and Judith Mendenhall. Ms. Stern was one of the youngest woodwind players ever to be accepted to the Julliard pre-college program. She attended both Domaine Forget Academy and Orford Arts Academy in Canada, and recently, the International Music Academy in Nice, France.