Matthew Roitstein

Valade Fellow, Instructor of Flute, Interlochen Arts Camp

Associate Principal Flute, Houston Symphony

M.M., flute performance, Rice University Shepherd School of Music; B.S., architecture and music, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Matthew Roitstein is the Associate Principal Flutist of the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Previously a member of the Honolulu Symphony, Sarasota Opera Orchestra, and New World Symphony, he has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dallas, Atlanta, and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras. Roitstein can be heard on recordings with the Houston Symphony and New World Symphony, as well as on Gloria Estefan’s 2013 album, "The Standards." He recently recorded “Studies in Nature,” a trio for flute, harp and viola by award-winning composer Karim Al-Zand.

Roitstein has taught extensively in the US and abroad, and he has been on the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp since 2018. His primary teachers include Leone Buyse, Seta Der Hohannesian, Mark Sparks, Stephen Kujala, Gary Woodward, Pedro Eustache, and Matthew’s mother, Rosy Sackstein.

Matthew is a Powell Artist and plays on a handmade 14K Powell flute.