Janet See


Janet See is one of today’s outstanding performers on baroque and classical flute. For over 35 years she has performed as a soloist, in chamber music and in orchestras throughout North America and Europe. In London, where she lived for 12 years, she played principal flute for Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s two orchestras, and with those groups recorded the complete Mozart Operas, Beethoven symphonies, and numerous other discs.

In North America, Janet was a founding member of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and has recorded Vivaldi and Mozart Concertos with them. She also performs with the Seattle Baroque, Portland, and Pacific Baroque Orchestras. Janet performs frequently with chamber music ensembles throughout the US, and in the summer of 2012 was pleased to introduce Carmel Bach Festival audiences to the baroque flute. Ms. See has recorded on the DG Archive, EMI, Erato, Hyperion, and Harmonia Mundi labels, and with the latter has made a highly acclaimed recording of the complete J.S. Bach flute sonatas. Her most recent recording features classical flute repertoire of Mozart and Haydn.

Janet is an active and enthusiastic teacher of early flutes and also of interpreting the nuance and language of baroque and classical music on modern flute. She received her degree from Oberlin Conservatory, training with Robert Willoughby, and subsequently received an Artist Diploma degree on baroque flute at The Royal Conservatory in The Hague where she studied with Frans Vester. Ms. See is a teacher of the FM Alexander Technique, having trained with Walter Carrington in London. She currently lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.