A sought-after chamber music and orchestral musician, oboist Lillian Copeland is an active NYC freelancer who has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, among others. She currently holds the position of Principal Oboe with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and maintains a private teaching studio in NYC.
After receiving degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Rice University, Lillian spent eight seasons as Principal Oboe with the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra (Chile). Aside from the diverse opera, ballet, and symphonic repertoire, Lillian performed a variety of chamber music, toured the south of Chile with her woodwind quintet, and collaborated with the Ensamble Filarmónico. An ardent supporter of new music, Lillian premiered new works at the annual Contemporary Music Festival in Santiago.
Lillian has performed as a concerto soloist with the New Baroque Soloists, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and in Chile with both the Philharmonic and the Conservatory of Music’s Chamber Orchestra, where she was also Professor of Oboe.
Born in Lexington, VA, Lillian is currently pursuing a doctorate at Rutgers University. Her teachers include James Caldwell, Robert Atherholt, and Nathan Hughes.