Meet Elizabeth Faulkner, frequent ESO guest player for the past 20 years. Elizabeth is a piccolo and flute player who has previously been the Acting Principal Flute and Acting Assistant Principal Flute for the ESO. She likes lasagna, the Edmonton Oilers, and spending time with her teenage sons.
When was your earliest recital and what did you play?
First year post-secondary school: I played compositions by C.P.E. Bach, Martinů, Bartok, and Doppler.
How long have you with the ESO?
How many instruments do you know how to play?
What is your musical guilty pleasure?
“Three Wooden Crosses” by Randy Travis
What would your personalized license plate be if you had to have one?
What is your pre-concert ritual?
Stretching and breathing exercises.
What is your favourite sports team or player?
How many different cities have you lived in?
What is your favourite city (or a country) you’ve travelled and why?
I don’t have a favourite city, but my favourite area is Yellowstone Park. The colours and textures of the geysers, etc. are fascinating.
Do you have a nickname?
My husband calls me flute butterfly.
What is your favourite orchestra other than the ESO?
What do you do in your free time?
Play games and chat with my teenage boys.
What food would be on your rider as a rock star?
Lasagna with a lot of veggies.
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Coffee or tea?
Pancakes or Waffles?
Facebook or Instagram?
Coke or Pepsi?
Cats or dogs?
Dine-in or take-out?
Apple or Android?
PC or Mac?
Morning or Night?
Call or text?
Beethoven or Mozart?
Schubert or Dvořák?
Tchaikovsky or Rachmaninoff?
Book or movie?
Mountains or ocean?
Wine or beer?
Star Wars or Star Trek?