Betsy Hudson Traba has served as Principal Flutist of the Sarasota Orchestra and Sarasota Wind Quintet since 1993. She is the former Principal Flutist of the Hofer Symphoniker in Hof, Germany, where she performed as a featured soloist on nine concerts during a two-year period. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she studied with William Hebert and Jeffrey Khaner while earning a Bachelor of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, followed by a Master of Music degree earned at the Manhattan School of Music as a student of Julius Baker. Betsy has been heard frequently as a soloist throughout Florida, including recent guest artist performances with the La Musica International Chamber Music Festival, Artist’s Series of Sarasota, Charlotte Symphony and in multiple performances with the Sarasota Orchestra. During the summer, she performs at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, CA under the direction of Marin Alsop.
Current Residence: Sarasota FL
My primary instrument is: flute
I also play: piccolo & alto flute
I was born in: Lakewood OH
I started playing in the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in: 2008
Favorite piece performed at Cabrillo: Osvaldo Golijov's Azul
When I am not at Cabrillo Festival, I engage with music this way: I am Principal Flute, Sarasota Orchestra and Sarasota Wind Quintet