Flute Celebrities

Flute celebrities come in two varieties...

  1. Performing artists, teachers at big name universities, and members of symphony orchestras
  2. and
  3. Famous people who happen to play the flute

Some famous flutists include...

  • Jean-Pierre Rampal
    French flutist, probably THE most significant flutist of the 20th century and responsible for popularizing the instrument more than any other flutist.
  • Julius Baker
    Long-time principal flutist in the New York Philharmonic and professor of flute at Juilliard.
  • Laurel Zucker
    Top recording artist, performer and masterclass teacher

Some famous people who also play the flute include...

  • Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, U.S. Airways pilot who safely landed a jet in the Hudson River. This contemporary American hero played through high school and sat first chair.
  • Malia Obama, daughter of American President, Barack Obama.
  • George Washington, first President of the United States, played the recorder
  • Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier Lafayette, French General during the time of the American Revolution
  • Peter Tchaikovsky, Russian composer
  • Nicholas II, Czar of Russia
  • John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States
  • Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance man
  • Henry the 8th, King of England
  • Hector Berlioz, composer
  • George Eastman, of Kodak camera fame
  • Frederick II, King of Prussia
  • Patrick Henry, American Patriot and first governor of Virginia
  • Alyssa Milano, actress
  • Oscar Robertson, basketball player
  • Noah Webster, the dictionary compiler
  • Dr. Jack Kevorkian, infamous for his views on death
  • Tony Curtis, Hollywood legend - Tony played a gold alto flute which was a birthday gift from Frank Sinatra.
  • Sidney Lanier, poet
  • Bill Evans, jazz pianist
  • Henry Mancini, composer
  • Sara Palin, Governor of Alaska and Vice Presidential running mate of John McCain, U.S. Presidential candidate in 2008
You didn't know you were in such good company, did you?

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