Chamber Music - Lydia Roth, flute and Kip Zimmerman, oboe
Sunday, March 15, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Villa dei Fiori
Virtuoso woodwind quintet ensemble from the famed Curtis Institute featuring returning artist Lydia Roth, flute and Kip Zimmerman, oboe in an afternoon of beautiful chamber music for wind instruments.
Lydia Roth, from Grand Rapids, Mich., entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2013 and studies with Jeffrey Khaner, principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra. All students at Curtis receive merit-based, full-tuition scholarships, and Ms. Roth is the Edwin B. Garrigues Annual Fellow.
Ms. Roth was named a YoungArts National Winner in 2014. Since the 2016-17 season, Ms. Roth has held the position of principal flute with Symphony in C, where she previously held the position of second flute and piccolo. She has performed as a substitute musician with ensembles throughout the Philadelphia area, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. In past summers, she has performed in the Lake George Music Festival and the National Orchestral Institute.
Ms. Roth has participated in master classes with Demarre McGill, Joshua Smith, Mark Sparks, and Marina Piccinini. She began studying the flute at age nine, and her previous teachers include Anne Crans and Christopher Kantner, principal flute of the Grand Rapids Symphony. Ms. Roth is active as a private flute instructor in Philadelphia.
Oboist Kip Zimmerman holds the Arlene and Irving Tashlick Fellowship at the Curtis Institute of Music where he studies with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s former principal oboist, Richard Woodhams. Prior to
entering Curtis in 2016, Zimmerman attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was awarded the institution’s inaugural Sher Distinguished Musician Scholarship for his “ability to inspire,” as cited by the dean.
A finalist in the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2019 Principal Oboe audition, the 2016 winner of the International Double Reed Society Young Artist Competition and a prizewinner at the National YoungArts Foundation, Zimmerman has been recognized at home and abroad for his musical performance, appearing in the section of the Philadelphia Orchestra and as a featured soloist with numerous ensembles in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona. As a member of the 2015 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, Zimmerman performed in Carnegie Hall and seven major concert venues in China. His previous teachers include Peter Cooper, Cindy Behmer, and Elizabeth Koch Tiscione.