A native of Poland, flutist Dr. Elzbieta Brandys-O'Neill, is an accomplished performer and a teacher. Dr. Brandys-O'Neill is described as a flutist, musician, and artist “who is able to uniquely meld elegant tone, artistic sensibility and a solid mastery of technique." As a dedicated performer, Elzbieta performs as a chamber and orchestral musician and gives solo recitals throughout Europe and the United States. She preforms with South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Indian Hill, Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, Cape Ann Symphony Orchestra, Marsh Chapel Collegium Choir and Orchestra, and the Cantata Singers. She has performed in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Town Hall in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Symphony Hall in Boston, MA, and Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX. In the Spring of 2008, Elzbieta appeared as a soloist with the Boston University Chamber Orchestra in InCite Arts Festival in New York premiering Jonathan Newman’s Concertino for flute (piccolo/alto flute), winds, and piano. As a chamber musician, she has performed with Chamber Music Foundation of New England, Ludovico Ensemble, Alea III, Boston String Quartet, New England String Quartet, and Amber Flute Quartet. She has appeared on Navona Records, and made chamber recordings with Boston String Quartet and soprano, Maria Ferrante.

A devoted and passionate teacher, Elzbieta is on faculty at the All Newton Music School, Winchester Community Music School, PAPA Instrumental/Vocal Music School at Arlington High School. Dr. Brandys-O'Neill is Wind Department Head, flute teacher, and chamber music coach at Camp Encore/Coda in Sweden, Maine. Dr. Brandys-O'Neill is attuned to the individual needs and desires of the students. She believes in well-balanced musicianship training, which includes musical and technical/skill development with emphasis on music theory and music history. Her passion as a teacher is to work with students of all levels, increase their motivation, and help each reach his or her full potential. While bringing their talents to the highest level as musicians in a safe, encouraging, and positive environment, Dr. Brandys-O'Neill intends to prepare them for the professional world.

She is a first prizewinner in the CMFoNE International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition and with Three Colors Ensemble she made her debut in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in May 2005. In 2006, Elzbieta was a Semi-Finalist at Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition, Texas Flute Society in Denton, Texas. She has been awarded numerous scholarships and awards including the Presidential Award (2004) and Marillyn Zacharis Scholarship (2005) from The Boston Conservatory. In 2007 Elzbieta was awarded with a scholarship from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, to attend a summer master course in Siena, Italy to study with renowned flutist and pedagogue Patrick Gallois. Following year, The Saint Botolph Club Foundation in Boston, MA awarded Elzbieta with 2008 Emerging Artist Award. The Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music awarded Elzbieta for her outstanding achievement in Woodwind Performance (2009). In 2011 Dr. Brandys-O'Neill achieved an honor and invitation of becoming a member of the national music honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda.

After graduating from Music Lyceum in Tarnow, Poland Dr. Brandys-O'Neill continued her musical education and career in the United States. In 2003 Dr. Brandys-O'Neill received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX where she studied flute with Jean Larson. Upon completion of her Bachelor Degree she moved to Boston and completed her Graduate Performance Diploma (2005) and Master of Music (2007) at The Boston Conservatory where she studied with Marianne Gedigian and Linda Toote. In May 2013, Dr. Brandys-O'Neill received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Woodwind Performance from Boston University, College of Fine Arts School of Music. In addition to her primary teachers, Dr. Brandys had studied with Andrzej Jarmula (Tarnow, Poland), Helen Blackburn (Dallas, TX), Debbie Baron (Dallas, TX), Parick Gallois (Siena, Italy), Trevor Wye (Boston, MA), Lorna McGhee and William Bennett (Pender Island, Canada).