Olivia Staton

Olivia Staton's Biography

Flutist Olivia Staton serves as Second Flute of The Philadelphia Orchestra. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where she received a Bachelor of Music and studied with Jeffrey Khaner, Principal Flute of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Upon graduating, she was awarded the prestigious Peter Mennin prize.

Olivia has substituted with the National Symphony Orchestra and New World Symphony, and she has participated in the New York Philharmonic Biennial as a member of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. During her time at Juilliard, Olivia performed as a member of the Juilliard Orchestra, AXIOM and New Juilliard Ensemble. In 2017, she was selected as one of two flutes to represent Juilliard in a collaboration with the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki to celebrate the centenary of Finland's independence. Under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, they performed in Helsinki, Stockholm and New York.

In summer 2018, Olivia was a fellow at Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. She previously attended the Aspen Music Festival and School in the summers of 2015-2017, where she served as Principal Flute of the Aspen Conducting Academy for two years.

Born and raised overseas, Olivia began studying the flute while living in Italy. After moving to Virginia, she was Principal Flute of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra for three years and later served as Principal Flute of the New York Youth Symphony during her first year in New York. In addition, Olivia has won first prizes in the Richmond Flute Competition and Flute Society of Washington Competition. Before moving to New York, she was a National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellow and studied with Aaron Goldman of the National Symphony Orchestra.

Olivia is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

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