Mark Teplitsky is the current Artistic Director of the Olmos Ensemble. A graduate of the Rice University Shepherd School of Music and the Colburn Conservatory of Music, Mark received his position with the San Antonio Symphony in 2016 as principal flute at the age of 24. Since then he has performed with orchestras across the United States including the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, and Fort Worth Symphony. Most recently Mark joined the Sarasota Opera for their 2021-2022 winter season as principal flute presenting a cycle of four operas across 35 performances in one month. Other notable engagements include being invited as principal flute of the Columbus ProMusica Chamber Orchestra to aid in the orchestra's Beethoven cycle and guest principal flute for the entirety of Fort Worth fort Worth Symphony's summer concerts at the gardens.
As a core member of the Olmos Ensemble and a guest of other chamber music series, Mark has been fortunate to perform on stage with world class musicians such as Sir James Galway, Jeffrey Kahane, Jon Kimura Parker, Kenneth Cooper, Sasha Cooke, Edgar Meyer and Ebene Quartet, amongst others. He can be heard playing flute on Sasha Cook's CD If You Love for Beauty, Fort Worth Symphony's CD Symphonic Canvas and Olmos Ensemble's CD Made in France.
As a soloist, Mark has performed Bach's Brandenburg Concerto's and Boehm's Carmen Fantasy with the San Antonio Symphony. His competition record has led him to performances of the WA Mozart, Carl Reinecke, Jacques Ibert, Cecile Chamanade, and Franz Doppler flute concertos with the Music Academy of the West Orchestra, Shepard School of Music Orchestra, Colburn Conservatory Orchestra, Brentwood Symphony and the Hear & Now Contemporary Ensemble. In his free time, Mark enjoys bothering his two dogs, Rascal and Rudy, with his wife, Liz.