Allison Parramore, Flute
35th Annual James Pappoutsakis Competition winner Allison Parramore enjoys a flourishing career as an orchestral, chamber, and solo musician. Ms. Parramore has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Symphony Nova, and is currently a flutist for the Phoenix Orchestra and the Equilibrium New Music concert series. She is a founding member of Hathor Winds, an established wind quintet who was quarter-finalists in the 2015 and 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, semi-finalists in the 2015 Astral Artists National Auditions, and won the Judges’ Special Recognition Award at the 2015 Plowman Chamber Music Competition. Ms. Parramore gave her Jordan Hall debut in September of 2015 and recently won the 2016 Boston Woodwind Society Doriot Dwyer Flute Competition.
Ms. Parramore has performed on the Festival of Contemporary Music at the Tanglewood Music Center, the Brevard Music Center, and the Texas Music Festival. She also performed in recital with Linda Toote at the 2015 Boston University Tanglewood Institute. She has performed under conductors such as, Leonard Slatkin, Benjamin Zander, Keith Lockhart, JoAnn Falletta, Matthias Bamert, Ken Lam, Danail Rachev, Sarah Ioannides, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Jeff Tyzik, Hans Graf, Mei-Ann Chen, Carl St. Clair, and Stefan Asbury.
Ms. Parramore's primary teachers include the Boston Lyric Opera’s principal flutist, Linda Toote, the Boston Symphony’s principal flutist, Elizabeth Rowe and the Rhode Island Philharmonic's principal flutist, Susan Thomas. She holds degrees from The Boston Conservatory and the University of Rhode Island where she won the Kingston Chamber Music Award, the Presser Scholarship, and the 2010 Concerto Competition. Ms. Parramore can be heard performing on the Albany and Tzadik recording labels with The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble. She is originally from Norfolk, Massachusetts.