Anna Lampidis - oboe
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, oboist Anna Lampidis enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral player, chamber musician, soloist, clinician and mentor. Known for her beautiful tone and expressiveness, her playing as been described as “impeccable”, “lovely” and “outstanding” in concert reviews by Classical Voice North Carolina. Anna serves as Principal Oboe of the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and also holds positions of oboe and English horn with the Greensboro Symphony. She also frequently performs with the Carolina Ballet, Winston Salem Symphony and Carolina Chamber Symphony Players.
Her degrees include a DMA in Oboe Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MM from Yale University, where she was recipient of the Lucy G. Moses Fellowship. Her BM degree is from the University of Miami (Florida).
Dr. Lampidis has performed throughout the United States as soloist and chamber musician. Orchestra tours have led to performances at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and as far away as South Korea. She has also performed at numerous regional and International conferences and conventions including those of International Double Reed Society, Sigma Alpha Iota, American Choral Directors Association, Florida Bandmasters Association, American Bandmasters Association, College Band Director National Association, North Carolina Music Educators Association, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of College Music Society and the Darkwater Women in Music Festival.
A passionate educator, Anna maintains a large private studio and is an active oboe and woodwind coach of chamber music and orchestral literature. She has also been a clinician for oboe workshops, double-reed days and adjudicator for NC Governor’s School and GMTA. She has been an Oboe Instructor at the UNC-Greensboro Summer Music Camp for 20 years and is on the faculty of Operation Oboe and the Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop.
With a passion and love for performing as soloist, Anna made her solo debut at the age of 15 under the baton of legendary conductor and composer John P. Paynter performing an arrangement of Telemann’s Sonata in A minor specially arranged for her to premiere with his band at Northwestern University. Since then she has won First Prize in several concerto and chamber music competitions. She was awarded 1st Prize in the 1999 Carmel Chamber Music Competition (California) with fellow Yale classmates. In most recent years, she has appeared as soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Chapel Hill Philharmonia, Salisbury Symphony, Carolina Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. She has premiered works by composers such as Michael Colgrass and Bill Douglas and can be heard in recordings on the Albany, VoChor, Crescent Moon and Centaur Labels.
Dr. Lampidis serves as a member of the music faculty at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, Salem College and East Carolina University. She is a member of the Carolina Wind Quintet and is a founding member of Elektra Winds. She currently resides in Greensboro, North Carolina and remains a sought after private teacher, clinician and free-lance oboist.