Saturday, June 12, 2010

Siebert leaves NY Philharmonic

Renée Siebert, the Richmond-bred flutist, is retiring from the New York Philharmonic after 36 years with the orchestra, Anthony Tommasini reports in The New York Times:

Siebert began her study of the flute in Richmond, subsequently attending the North Carolina School of the Arts (now UNC School of the Arts) and the Juilliard School, where she studied with Julius Baker, then principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic.

While performing in the philharmonic, Siebert has also been active as a solo and chamber musician, recording artist and teacher, most recently at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.

University of Virginia-based composer Judith Shatin's 1991 flute concerto, "Ruah," is one of a number of contemporary works for flute that Siebert has introduced.