October 02, 2015
"With a new principal flute, Muti and CSO mix it up with winning results"
- Chicago Tribune
To no one’s surprise, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced Friday that Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson would be the CSO’s new principal flute. Currently principal of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, a post he has held since 2008, the Icelandic native will take up his new position May 30, 2016.
March 17, 2015
"Mad Scene solo flute accompaniment exquisitely played by Stefán Ragnar
- Huffington Post
Donizetti may be one of the best things to happen to Sir Walter Scott. And with the return of Lucia di Lammermoor to the Met Opera stage last night, Albina Shagimuratova is one of the best things now going for Donizetti.
December 7, 2009
"Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson
played with agility and warmth"
- New York Times
James Levine is back in action, at long last, after an absence from the podium occasioned by back surgery. Having conducted the opening of Offenbach’s “Contes d’Hoffmann” at the Metropolitan Opera on Thursday evening, he took some of his Met players to Weill Recital Hall on Sunday afternoon for a weirdly balanced but oddly satisfying program.
March 17, 2015
"Playful cadenza spellbindingly spun by Stefán Ragnar
- New York Classical Review
Never mind St. Patrick’s Day; on Monday night the Metropolitan Opera took its third trip of the season to the Scottish highlands with Donizetti’s beloved Lucia di Lammermoor. Even if the performers’ casual acting kept the piece from reaching its dramatic potential, the vocal acrobatics on display provided more than enough excitement.
June 12, 2014
An Interview with Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson
“First chair or bust,” in four short words, sums up the philosophy of every talented, ambitious young musician. From early musical studies through graduation from college, everyone clamors to be the best, the manifestation of which is sitting in the “hot seat” - the principal position.