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, Ms. See 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 she plays principal flute with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra under Nicholas McGegan, and with the orchestra has recorded Vivaldi and Mozart Concertos. Ms. See is also principal flutist with Portland Baroque Orchestra, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and has also played principal flute with American Bach Soloists, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and the San Diego Bach Collegium. In 2012 she had the pleasure of introducing Carmel Bach Festival audiences to the unique and beautiful qualities of 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 JS 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 is director of the popular Seattle Summer Baroque Flute Workshop, which draws students from all over the U.S. and Canada. Complementing Ms. See’s flute teaching is her qualification as a certified teacher of the FM Alexander Technique, having trained in London with Walter Carrington.
She currently lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.