Lizzy Darling - Flute
Phone: (610) 256-9326
Elizabeth Darling is a recent graduate from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music where she received an artist diploma in flute and studied with the associate principal of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Henrik Heide. She holds a M.M. in performance from Ohio University, where she studied with Alison Brown Sincoff. Mrs. Darling received a B.M.E. from Ithaca College, where she studied with Suzuki instructor Elizabeth Shuhan. Additionally, Elizabeth has received Suzuki early education training from the Eastern Tennessee State University Suzuki program where she attended “Nurtured By Love” with Rebecca Paluzzi and “Book 1 methods” with David Geary. Currently, her teaching studio has students of all ages learning both traditional and Suzuki flute education. In addition to her private studio, Ms. Darling teaches private flute instruction at the Manuel Performing Arts Academy.
An avid performer, Mrs. Darling has achieved a great deal of success in both local and national competitions including first prize in Ohio University’s Concerto Competition where she performed the Nielsen Concerto for flute with the Ohio University Orchestra, first prize in the Delta Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition Woodwind Division, 1st prize in the Rochester Flute Association’s Emerging Artist Competition, and second place in the Lima Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition. More recently, Elizabeth was a 2nd place finalist for the MidSouth Young Artist competition in 2017.
A passionate orchestral musician, she has been a finalist for orchestra positions with the Lexington Symphony Orchestra, the Billings Symphony, the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Lima Symphony, The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, and The Ohio Valley Symphony Orchestra. She was a guest principal flutist with the Fort Smith Symphony in March 2018. Her additional professional pit experience includes flute and piccolo for an off-broadway production of “Beauty and the Beast”, “A Chorus Line”, and various operas by Britten, Bernstein, Messiaen, and Mozart.
An active chamber musician and supporter of new music, she enjoys performing in a chamber group with her husband, and together “The Darling Duo” commissioned multiple works for flute and euphonium - some of the first in the repertoire for this instrumental pairing. Ms. Darling’s flute and alto flute performances can be heard on the discography “Sounds of Cincinnati” and is in partnership with Doctoral Composition majors from the College Conservatory of Music. This CD of brand new works for flute, alto flute, clarinet and bass clarinet will be available in Spring of 2019.