“I’m so excited to join the CCO! I’m most looking forward to performing some of my favorite repertoire with wonderful players, and also getting to know my colleagues and the Ithaca community.”
A native of Massachusetts, Allison Parramore has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale, the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Juventas New Music Ensemble and Symphony Nova. In addition to being a member of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, she is also a flutist for the Phoenix Orchestra of Boston. She is a founding member of the wind quintet Hathor Winds, which was a quarter-finalist in the 2015 and 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, semi-finalist in the 2015 Astral Artists National Auditions, and won the Judges’ Special Recognition Award at the 2015 Plowman Chamber Music Competition. Ms. Parramore’s recent awards include first prize in the 35th Annual James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition, which resulted in her solo debut in Boston’s Jordan Hall, and also first prize of the 2016 Boston Woodwind Society Doriot Dwyer Competition.
Ms. Parramore has performed as part of the Festival of Contemporary Music at the Tanglewood Music Center, the Brevard Music Center, and the Texas Music Festival. She also performed and guest taught in 2015 for the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
Ms. Parramore’s primary teachers include the Boston Lyric Opera’s principal flutist, Linda Toote, the Boston Symphony’s principal flutist, Elizabeth Rowe and the Rhode Island Philharmonic’s principal flutist, Susan Thomas. She holds degrees from The Boston Conservatory and the University of Rhode Island where she won the Kingston Chamber Music Award, the Presser Scholarship, and the 2010 Concerto Competition.