Barbara O'Brien, Flute

Orchestral Experience

Principal Flute, Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra 1993 – present

Principal Flute, Wheeling (WV) Symphony Orchestra 1995 – present

Principal Flute, Akron Symphony Orchestra2009 – present 

Second Flute/Piccolo, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Orchestra 1993 – present

Solo Flutist, Renaissance City Winds

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – Acting Co-Principal  

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra – 3rd Flute/Piccolo

Fort Wayne Philharmonic – Principal Flute 

 Music Festivals     

Principal Flute, Buzzard’s Bay Musicfest

Sunflower Music Festival – Principal Flute

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra – Principal Flute

Eastern Music Festival – 2nd Flute

Western Slope Music Festival – Principal Flute

Spoleto Music Festival Dei Due Mondi – Principal Flute

Solo Engagements

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra BalladeFrank Martin

Concerto in G MajorW.A. Mozart

Sunflower Festival Orchestra Concerto in D MajorW.A. Mozart

Buzzard’s Bay Musicfest Brandenburg ConcertiJ.S. Bach

Fort Wayne PhilharmonicConcerto for Flute and HarpW.A. Mozart

Concerto for Flute and Orchestra Jacques IbertRecitals:

Heinz Chapel Pittsburgh Artist Series, Steinway Society Recital Series, 

Duquesne University Faculty Recital, New Hampshire Music Festival Series

Teaching Experience

Private Flute Instructor; 30 years experience 

Associate Professor of Flute, Indiana/Perdue University; 1978 – 1979


Bachelor of Music Performance, Cum Laude, Duquesne University, 1978

Artist Diploma – Duquesne University, 1998

Principal Teachers:

Bernard Goldberg, Former Principal Flute of Pittsburgh Symphony

Robert Langevin, Principal Flute of New York Philharmonic 

Marcel Moyse, Professor of Flute, Paris Conservatoire

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