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Michael Parloff has been Principal Flute of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1977 and is also heard regularly as recitalist and concerto soloist throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. In recent seasons his New York City appearances have included solo recitals at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, concerto appearances at Carnegie Hall and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and chamber music performances at The Mostly Mozart Festival, The Morgan Library and with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He opened the MET Orchestra’s 2002 Carnegie Hall concert season with a performance of Carl Nielsen’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra under the direction of James Levine. He has collaborated in New York City chamber music concerts with such noted artists as James Levine, Jessye Norman, James Galway, Peter Serkin, Dawn Upshaw, Thomas Hampson, Jaime Laredo, and the Emerson String Quartet. Highly respected as a teacher, Michael Parloff has presented master-classes at major conservatories and university music schools in the United States and abroad. He has been associated with the Marlboro Music Festival since the mid-1980s and has been on the faculty of the Summer Music Seminars at the Lake Placid Institute since 2000. He has been a faculty member of Manhattan School of Music since 1985. Michael Parloff has recorded extensively with the Metropolitan Opera for Deutsche Grammophon, Sony Classical, London, and Philips. He has recorded twentieth-century chamber music for Gunmar, CRI, and Koch. His solo CD The Flute Album (ESS.A.Y CD1027) surveys 200 years of classic repertoire for the instrument. His annotated volume, Opera Excerpts for Flute, published by Theodore Presser Company in 2000, was a top prizewinner in The National Flute Association’s 2001 Newly-Published Music Competition.

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