A sought-after chamber and orchestral musician, oboist Lillian Copeland has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, among others. She is currently Principal Oboe of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, a member of the contemporary flute and oboe duo, FloBot, and maintains a private teaching studio in NYC.
Lillian recently relocated to New York City after playing eight seasons as Principal Oboe with the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra (Chile). Aside from 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. While in Chile, Lillian performed as a soloist with the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as with the Chamber Orchestra of the Conservatory at the Universidad Mayor, where she was Professor of Oboe.
Born in Lexington, VA, Lillian earned degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Rice University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Rutgers University. Her teachers include James Caldwell, Robert Atherholt, and Nathan Hughes.