Flutist Adrienn Kantor has performed as a soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra in New York, and as a freelance musician with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Ballet Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. She participated in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's mentoring scheme, and has toured with orchestras as principal flautist in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Shanghai Grand Theater, National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Konzerthaus Vienna, and Konzerthaus Berlin, among others.
She is a prize winner of the New York Flute Club's Competition, the Bard Conservatory's Concerto Competition, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Concerto Competition. In 2015 she received the Silver Medal of The Musicians' Company in London and joined the Company's Yeomen Programme.
Adrienn holds a Master of Music degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from the Bard Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in German Studies from Bard College, New York.
Adrienn began her career in her native country of Hungary, and after years of freelance work in Europe she moved to New York City in 2018.
Previous performances include:
- Solo Performances
Reinecke: Flute Concerto with the American Symphony Orchestra and conductor Leon Botstein
Nielsen: Flute Concerto with the Royal Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christian Kluxen
Larry Sitsky: Solo Sonata in Shanghai's Drama Theatre
- Chamber Music
New York: Contemporaneous Ensemble, Bard Baroque Ensemble, SummerScape Festival, Music.Alive! concert series, Shandelee Festival
Scotland: Dalcroze project with the Red Note Ensemble
London: performance of Pierrot Lunaire and CD recording of music by Tasoulla Christou with members of The Musician's Company
Freelance work with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Ballet Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
Principal flute at the New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall with conductor Jaime Laredo
"Praise to Adrienn Kantor for her graceful adornment in the slow movement of the Brahms Double Concerto."
Eugene Chan, examiner.com, Carnegie Hall, New York String Orchestra Seminar, Jaime Laredo - conductor, Daniel Hope - violin, Paul Watkins - cello
"... excelled in nuance, tone, and poetic edge"
Kevin T. McEneaney, The Millbrook Independent, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale on Hudson, Reinecke: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein - conductor
“Allen and, especially, Kantor are very adept at playing fast and furious, up and down the ivory keys and up and down the silver metal keys”
Barry Plaxen, The Catskill Chronicle, Shandelee Music Festival, NY: recital with pianist Erika Allen (Debussy, Gaubert, Poulenc, Saint-Saens, Prokofiev)