As an alumna of Laurier and University of Cincinnati, oboist Dr. Elizabeth Eccleston is a former student of James Mason and Mark Ostoich. She has been a featured concerto soloist with orchestras in Kamloops, Waterloo and Cincinnati. In addition, she has performed both new and traditional music in chamber and orchestral settings during many years of travel with festival tours in China, Italy, the United States, as well as Canada with National Academy Orchestra and National Youth Orchestra.
Eccleston held a full-time position with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra as Second Oboe/English Horn for four seasons. She is an active free-lancer in Ontario, performing with numerous symphony orchestras in Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara, Hamilton, Kingston, Sudbury, and North Bay.
This summer, Dr. Eccleston joins the artist faculty for Music at Port Milford. She has also been a Mentor for the Brott Music Festival over the past three summers. In September, she begins a new teaching post at Queen’s University as their oboe professor.
Liz plays with Thin Edge New Music Collective, as well as Blythwood Winds, commissioning and premiering works by Canadian composers with these professional chamber ensembles each year.