Betsy Winslow Trimber – Principal Flute

Betsy_BioPicBetsy Winslow Trimber began playing flute at age nine.  She attended The University of South Carolina on full scholarship for one year before transferring to S.U.N.Y at Stony Brook where she received her BA in Flute Performance with the renowned teacher Samuel Baron.  Betsy continued her studies at the University of Southern California with Roger Stevens as a fellowship recipient, earning an MM in Flute Performance.  In 1987, she attended the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center where she performed for James Galway, Doriot Anthony Dwyer and Leone Buyse.  She has also played for Jean-Pierre Rampal, Louis Moyse and Toshio Takahashi.

Currently, Betsy is also the principal flutist and a soloist with the American Balalaika Symphony.  She is involved with Partners in Performance, a co-director of the Suzuki Association of the Greater Washington Area Flute Institute, soloist for Concerts with a Cause and the Washington Metropolitan Symphony Summer Concert Series.  She is also a regular adjudicator for VBODA events and Rotary Club competitions. Betsy owns and operates the Flutist’s Faire, a full service flute shop specializing in sales, service, and premier customer service.

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