Adria Sternstein Foster, flute
Adria Sternstein Foster has been the principal flutist of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra since 1994. The orchestra performs a variety of roles by providing music for ballet and musical productions in addition to performing for all Washington National Opera performances.
At the invitation of Mstislav Rostropovich, she made her solo debut performing the Mozart Concerto in G Major with the National Symphony Orchestra. Other concerto appearances include the Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp performed with principal harpist Susan Robinson and Music Director Heinz Fricke conducting the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. Ms. Foster has performed with the New York Philharmonic as guest principal flute and has participated in several summer music festivals in recent years including the Alpenglow and Grand Tetons Music Festivals, and the Mohawk Trail Concert Series.
Ms. Foster received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Juilliard School. Her main teachers have been Bonnie Lichter, Julius Baker, and Jeanne Baxtresser. She is married to Daniel Foster, principal viola of the National Symphony, and they have two children.