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Elizabeth Roberts


Elizabeth Roberts, Principal Bassoon and Director of Youth Education for the Charlottesville Symphony since 2001, joined the faculty at the University of Virginia the same year. She became the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s contrabassoonist in 2017 and has played Second Bassoon with the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra since 2015. She freelances on bassoon and contrabassoon with the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Washington National Opera, and Richmond Symphony. She was a 2008 Virginia Governor’s Award for the Arts nominee. Recently she served as Guest Principal Bassoon with the Washington National Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra, and toured with the latter in April 2023 to Carnegie Hall. She has recorded with the Virginia, Richmond, New World and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras. In her spare time, she enjoys yardwork, biking, hiking, taking long walks with her fiancé.

This Artist performs in the following events:

Individual concert assignments will be announced shortly.

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