The versatile and distinguished American flutist Amy Porter has become one of the most skillful and creative muses for composers of our time. She combines her exceptional musical talent with her passion for scholarship, and her musical achievements have resulted in many awards and accolades for her concerts and discography.
A graduate of The Juilliard School, Amy Porter held the position of associate principal flute in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from 1991 to 1999 before becoming professor of flute at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Porter first received international attention winning the Third Kobe International Flute Competition in Japan, which led to invitations to perform throughout the world. In 2005, she returned to Kobe, Japan to serve as the American jury member at the Sixth Kobe International Flute Competition. In 2001, Porter won the Paris/Ville d’Avray International Flute Competition in France, combined with the Alphonse Leduc Prize for outstanding musicianship. In the United States, she has won first prizes in the Young Artists Competitions of the National Flute Association, Artists International, Ima Hogg, and Flute Talk, among others.
In 2006, Porter became the first performing artist at the University of Michigan to be named a Henry Russel Award recipient for distinguished scholarship and conspicuous ability as a teacher. Porter is a Haynes Artist who performs recitals in the major concert halls and with orchestras throughout the world. She has also been heard in recital on National Public Radio, and highlighted on PBS Live From Lincoln Center. Porter has been featured on the covers and written articles for Flute Talk Magazine in the US and The Flute Magazine in Japan.
Role: Classical Artist