2023 Soloist Spring

Ella Thompson, Flute

As a musician and performer, Ella Thompson has always sought new experiences, from studying piano and voice, experimenting with composition, performing in community musicals, and even teaching herself the tuba in middle school band. Ella’s primary musical love, however, is the flute, which she began studying in 2015 while attending 4th grade in Korea. She continues to study flute with David Zagelow and enjoys learning a broad spectrum of music, from Irish folk tunes to movie music, baroque, and classical pieces. When not playing flute, Ella enjoys reading, writing, drawing, and having fun with her friends. Next year, she will study engineering and attend the honors college at the University of Washington. She intends to continue her music education by joining one of the campus orchestras.