Aaron Copland School of Music Faculty

   Renée Siebert (Adjunct Assistant Professor)

Fields of Study:
Flute Performance

Degrees and Studies:
M.M., Juilliard School of Music

Biographical Information:
Renée Siebert’s distinguished reputation is well known in the world of music, with a career that has encompassed every aspect of flute playing. Beginning with her longstanding years in the New York Philharmonic, her path has lead her to chamber music and concerto performances in America, Europe, and Asia, both in the classical as well as contemporary repertoire; recordings, teaching, and writing. The New York Times wrote of her performance of the Griffes Poem with Zubin Mehta, “It is difficult to imagine, for instance, that any famous touring flutist could give a more hauntingly lovely performance than Renée Siebert played on this occasion.” Writing about her solo Mozart recordings, The Times noted that, “Miss Siebert is a fluent technician who commands a remarkable variety of tonal coloration, and she tosses off each lilting phrase with disarming spontaneity…the set as a whole is quite irresistible.”

Ms Siebert has collaborated in chamber music with artists such as pianists Peter Serkin and Jean-Phillip Collard; the American String Quartet; The Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society; Barge Music; and chamber music at the 92nd Street Y.

A founding member of the Lucarelli-Norell-Siebert Trio, Ms. Siebert performed with that ensemble for 10 years, playing not only trios of the Baroque era for oboe, harpsichord, and flute, but commissioned works by contemporary composers. In 2000 André Previn invited her to play a piece that he wrote for Renée Fleming based on a text from the novel Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen. It was performed on Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series and subsequently recorded by these artists for Deutsche Grammophon. In 1991 composer Judith Shatin wrote a beautiful and haunting flute concerto, Ruah, meaning “wind of the spirit,” for Ms. Siebert, which she recorded for CRI.

In 2002 Mr. Siebert collaborated with her friend and colleague, former New York Philharmonic Principal Flute Jeanne Baxtresser, on the book, Great Flute Duos from the Orchestral Repertoire (Theodore Presser), which has become a staple for young flutists all over the world.

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