Adrianne Greenbaum, Professor of Flute at Mount Holyoke College and pioneer of the klezmer flute tradition, is a nationally acclaimed flutist and clinician, performing on historical instruments of the 18th and 19th centuries. Her classical training and career ranks among the finest flutists of her time. As a classical musician she has performed as soloist and orchestral musician in all of New York’s major concert halls and in many major cities of the US. She has appeared with such prestigious orchestras as New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Berlin Ballet at the Met, the Period Orchestra of the Fairfield Academy, and for many years performed with the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Her current projects are as continuing leader of her flute-based klezmer ensemble, “FleytMuzik” and founder of the period instrument trio “L’Uhrovska Baroque” Her newest recording “Farewell to the Homeland: Poyln” was released in summer of ’16, receiving reviews of note for the flute and klezmer communities at large. A film documentary detailing the finding of this music, “The Miracle of the Music” will feature Adrianne’s and FleytMuzik’s performances. As well, she was an NFA Gala orchestra soloist in 2016, performing her own orchestral arrangements of a klezmer suite. Adrianne’s latest projects are performing this orchestral arrangement with youth orchestras as well as being a selected member of a 12-piece women’s ensemble from North America, titled “Soul Songs: Women of Klezmer”. She is solo flutist with the Wall Street Chamber Players and maintains an active free-lance life in the US and Canada. Greenbaum’s decades-long symphonic career was as Principal of both the New Haven Symphony and Orchestra New England. She has held faculty positions at Wesleyan and Yale Universities, at Smith College, and currently enjoys giving master classes in klezmer techniques, traverso exploration, and improvisation across genres. She can be heard in recording on the Koch and Music Masters labels as well as her own solo classical album “Sounds of America” and her other two FleytMuzik records. Additionally, Greenbaum is a published composer (Mozart G major cadenzas) and arranger (F. Doppler’s Andante and Rondo). Her reputation as an historic instrument performer has garnered invitations to perform in UK (for two British Flute Conventions), France, Germany, and Austria and throughout the US. Greenbaum received her BM from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and her MM from the Yale School of Music. www.klezmerflute.com

Contact: greenbaumflute@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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