Lydia Roth is Second Flute and Piccolo of the Columbus Symphony. Prior to joining the CSO in 2021, she performed frequently with the orchestra as an associate musician in addition to holding the position of Principal Flute with Symphony in C and appearing as a substitute musician with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
Lydia enjoys performing as a chamber musician and soloist, having presented duo recitals in Palm Beach and Longwood Gardens. As part of Curtis on Tour, she performed Mozart quartets throughout California as well as in London for a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3. She has completed a residency in Fayetteville, AR, where she performed a recital and worked with students at local high schools. Lydia also has led masterclasses for Play On Philly, Philadelphia Musical Alliance for Youth, Philadelphia All-City Orchestra, and the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra and maintains her own private studio.
A native of Grand Rapids, MI, Lydia grew up in a musical home playing flute, oboe, and piano as well as studying composition. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in flute performance from the Curtis Institute of Music and Lynn Conservatory, studying with Jeffrey Khaner. She has spent summers studying and performing at the Aspen Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, and Lake George Music Festival.
When she's not performing, you can find Lydia drinking a mug of tea while reading a book or solving a crossword puzzle. She lives with her partner and their two kittens.