In addition to Liza Saracina’s position as the Third Oboe/English Horn at the Owensboro Symphony, she is the Principal Oboist of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and the Principal Oboist of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. She has appeared as a soloist with the Uptown Chamber Orchestra and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, and frequently plays with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra and the Terre Haute Philharmonic. Additionally, Liza was chosen to be one of the oboists of OAcademy, affiliated with The Orchestra of the Americas, for the 2022 season where she is studying with Pedro Diaz of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
She received her high school diploma with a concentration in oboe from the Interlochen Arts Academy, studying under Daniel Stolper, and her Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, under the tutelage of Linda Strommen. Ms. Saracina then continued her education by obtaining her Master of Music in Oboe Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Principal Oboist of the Cleveland Orchestra, Frank Rosenwein, graduating as Summa Cum Laude of the graduating class. Finally, she finished her collegiate education at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, where she received an Artist Diploma in Woodwinds while studying under Dr. Mark Ostoich, Dwight Parry, and Christopher Philpotts.
When Liza isn’t playing the oboe, she loves to dote on her pets, including her Havanese, Bella, her tortoise, Patches, and her pea pufferfish, Mr. Marshmallow Poof. She also enjoys making reeds with her wife, who is also an oboist, and celebrating her Italian heritage by making homemade gnocchi.