Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia
Musician English hornist Teacher Coach

Elizabeth Starr




After my Boston Conservatory English horn master class, 2022.

With Alain De Gourdon, Jonathan Blumenfeld, and Peter Smith at the Loree Shop in Paris, 2022.

My father teaching me reedmaking.

Photo Shoot in High Chair 2022.

With John de Lancie in Carnegie Hall before the Curtis Orchestra Celibidache Concert.

Joining the Cleveland Orchestra oboe section in Hamburg, 2022!

In performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra, European tour 2022.

The legendary Marcel Tabuteau.

In my studio during the lockdown with my Bernese Mountain Dog, Hafez, 2020.

Post Dvorak New World Symphony performance on tour with Yannick Nezet-Seguin.

Mid Philadelphia Orchestra performance- with Jeffrey Khaner, Richard Woodhams, and Jonathan Blumenfeld.

Post Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique performance with Herbert Blomstedt.

2021 lockdown performance of Copland's Quiet City.

Philadelphia Orchestra's Sound All Around series.

On tour in China with the Philadelphia Orchestra featuring Dvorak's New World Symphony.

The legendary John Mack- I was able to study oboe with him for 2 summers at the Blossom Music Festival. 1984 and 1985.

With Temple oboe student, Marissa Harley, after she successfully made her first oboe reed, 2019.

Louis Rosenblatt, my teacher, mentor, and predecessor.

With the Temple Wind Symphony after my Donizetti Concertino performance, 2021.

At the Loree shop in Paris with Alain de Gourdon, Richard Woodhams, and Jonathan Blumenfeld.

With Joanne Greenspun- who endowed my chair with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Before a Francaix English horn quartet performance with Philadelphia Orchestra colleagues.

Curtis Institute of Music graduation photo, 1984.

With Nicholas Maw after the premiere of his English horn concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra, 2004.

Photo from Shirley Curtiss's Woodwind Quintet program at Settlement Music School, Queen Street Branch, circa 1978.