Oboist Anna Lampidis joined the music faculty of Salem College in the fall of 2010. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Anna 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. Since 2004, she has served as Principal Oboe of the Salisbury Symphony and also holds positions of Oboe and English horn with the Greensboro Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. She also often performs with the 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 and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of College Music Society.
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 15 years. This past summer she joined the faculty of 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 as a member of the Elektra Quintet. In most recent years, she has appeared as soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Salisbury Symphony, Carolina Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. She has premiered works by composers Michael Colgrass and Bill Douglas and recorded with composer Frank McCarty. She can be heard in recordings on the Albany, VoChor, Crescent Moon and Centaur Labels.
Dr. Lampidis also serves as a member of the music faculty at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and UNC-Chapel Hill. 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.