Isabel Edgcomb, 18, flute & Anna Edgcomb, 18, oboe

November 25, 2023, 11:00 am

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Anna Edgcomb, Lyudmila Lakisova, and Isabel Edgcomb.

We’re featuring twin sisters on Introductions today: Isabel and Anna Edgcomb are 18 and they play flute and oboe respectively. They both hail from Long Grove, are seniors at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, and attend Midwest Young Artists Conservatory. They’re joined by pianist Lyudmila Lakisova in music of Telemann, Kalliwoda, Liebermann, Poulenc, Taffanel and Cimarosa.

Isabel Edgcomb studies flute with Hideko Amano and is in the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, where she has performed many major symphonies at Symphony Center in Chicago. Isabel is the 2023 Principal Flute for the ILMEA District 7 Orchestra as well as a 2024 All-State orchestra selectee. She won third place at the 2023 Chicago Flute Club Competition and second place in the Intermediate Flute Division of the 2022 Society of American Musicians Competition. She was a finalist for the Fox River Grove Concerto Competition for two concertos. She has also soloed for the Stevenson High School Patriot Orchestra as the winner of the Senior Solo Competition. Isabel has taken master classes or had lessons with Nancy Stagnitta and Jonathan Keeble.

Anna Edgcomb, a student of Marisa LeFevre, has been playing oboe for seven years and in the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Symphony Orchestra for three. She was Principal Oboe of the ILMEA District 7 Band in 2021 and 2022, and of the 2023 District 7 Orchestra in 2023. In the Illinois All-State Honors Band, she was third chair in 2022 and Principal Oboe in 2023; and she has been selected for the 2024 Illinois All-State Orchestra. In 2021, she was winner of the Walgreens National Concerto Competition playing Pasculli’s Concerto on themes from Donizetti’s La Favorita, and she won the 2023 Charleston International Music Competition playing Kalliwoda’s Oboe Concertino in F.


Georg Philipp Telemann: Recorder and Flute Concerto in E minor:
II. “Allegro”

Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda: Oboe Concertino in F, Op. 110:
III. Finale, “Vivace”

Lowell Liebermann: Flute Concerto No. 1, Op. 39:
I. Moderato

Francis Poulenc: Oboe Sonata:
I. Élégie

Paul Taffanel: Andante pastoral et Scherzettino

Domenico Cimarosa: Two-Flute Concerto in G:
I. Allegro

Some music has been removed from the podcast version for copyright reasons.