Lorna will begin her role with the BSO at the opening of the 2024-25 season in September and will occupy the orchestra's Walter Piston chair, which is endowed in perpetuity. In addition to leading the flute section at the Boston Symphony Hall, Tanglewood, Carnegie Hall and on tour, Lorna will join other first-chair string and wind players to become a member of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players.

Lorna graduated in 1993 and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. She has held the position of Principal Flute of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 2012 and has performed as Guest Principal with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields and Chamber Orchestra of Europe, among others.

'Current students look up to Lorna as a role model and our staff hold her in such high regard, so we'd like to send her our warm congratulations and wishes for the continuation of a wonderful career in the States. We hope to find an opportunity to work with her in London very soon, I know that the students would be thrilled.'

Fraser Gordon, Head of Woodwind