Flutist Catherine Karoly was appointed Associate Principal Flute by former Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen in March 2009. She joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as second flutist in May 1996. In October 2000, she made her solo debut with Salonen conducting the Philharmonic in Ibert’s Flute Concerto.
Before coming to Los Angeles, Karoly spent three seasons as flutist in the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida under music director Michael Tilson Thomas. She appeared as soloist with the NWS on several occasions.
As a member of the award-winning Dorian Wind Quintet from 1994 to 1996, she appeared regularly on chamber music series throughout the United States. She has participated in numerous music festivals, including Marlboro, Tanglewood, and the Spoleto Festival in Italy. She has been a featured performer at La Jolla Music Society’s “SummerFest” since 1991.
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