A native of Poland, Dr. Elżbieta Brandys-O'Neill is described as a flutist, musician, and artist "who is able to uniquely meld elegant tone, artistic sensibility and a solid mastery of technique." She gives recitals internationally, and performs with the Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Claflin Hill Symphony, Cape Ann Symphony, Marsh Chapel Collegium, and the Cantata Singers. Performance venues include Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and Town Hall, the Kennedy Center, Boston's Symphony Hall, and Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. Dr. Brandys-O'Neill has won first prize in Chamber Music Foundation's International Ensemble Competition, among others.
A devoted and passionate teacher, Dr. Brandys-O'Neill is attuned to the individual needs and desires of the students. She believes in well-balanced musicianship training, which includes musical and technical/skill development with emphasis on music theory and music history. Her passion as a teacher is to work with students of all levels, increase their motivation, and help each reach his or her full potential. While bringing their talents to the highest level as musicians in a safe, encouraging, and positive environment, Dr. Brandys-O'Neill intends to prepare them for the professional world.
After graduating from Music Lyceum in Tarnow, Poland, Dr. Brandys-O'Neill continued her musical education and career in the United States. In 2003, she received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX where she studied flute with Jean Larson. Upon completion of her Bachelor Degree, Dr. Brandys-O'Neill moved to Boston and completed her Graduate Performance Diploma (2005) and Master of Music (2007) at The Boston Conservatory where she studied with Marianne Gedigian and Linda Toote. In May 2013, she received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Woodwind Performance from Boston University, College of Fine Arts School of Music. For more information about Elzbieta and her upcoming performances please visit www.elzbietabrandys.com.