Faculty: Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia (oboe)

MasoudniaElizabeth Starr Masoudnia joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1995. An active English horn soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Masoudnia premiered Nicholas Maw’s English Horn Concerto, a piece commissioned for her by The Philadelphia Orchestra, in 2005. Her performance of the work was subsequently broadcast on National Public Radio.

Ms. Masoudnia, fomerly with Minnesota Orchestra, has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and performed with the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia (now the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia) and the New York Symphonic Ensemble on four tours of Japan and Southeast Asia.

She is a featured artist on a CD of Beethoven and Triebensee oboe trios, released on the ASV Quicksilver label. A native of Philadelphia, Ms. Masoudnia graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with John de Lancie.