Date & Time
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 5:30pm
Engelman Recital Hall
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue
(entrance on E. 25th Street)
New York, New York
Robert Langevin, flute
Linda Mark, piano
Sonata in C minor, Op. 45 (1887)
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Sonate, Op. 77 (1924)
Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)
Le rire de Saraï (2002)
Guillaume Connesson (b. 1970)
Program subject to change.
Admission: Free to NYFC members, $25 for non-members, $15 for students and seniors (65+) at the door.
Robert Langevin has been principal flute of the New York Philharmonic since 2000. He is currently on the faculties of the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Orford International Summer Festival, and has given recitals and masterclasses throughout the United States and in countries such as Canada, Spain, Costa Rica, Japan, North Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam.
Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Robert Langevin began studying flute at age 12 and joined the local orchestra three years later. While studying with Jean-Paul Major at the Montreal Conservatory of Music, he started working in recording studios, where he accompanied a variety of artists of different styles. He graduated in 1976 with two first prizes, one in flute and the other in chamber music. Not long after, he won the Prix d’Europe, a national competition open to all instruments with a first prize of a two-year scholarship to study in Europe. This enabled him to work with Aurèle Nicolet at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany, where he graduated in 1979. He then went on to study with Maxence Larrieu, in Geneva, winning second prize at the Budapest International Competition in 1980.
Prior to the Philharmonic, Mr. Langevin was principal flute of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and served as associate principal of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for 13 years, playing on more than 30 recordings. As a member of Musica Camerata Montreal and l’Ensemble de la Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec, he premiered many works, including the Canadian premiere of Pierre Boulez’s Le Marteau sans maître. He made his solo debut with the NY Philharmonic in 2001 under under the baton of Kurt Masur in a performance of the North American premiere of Siegfried Matthus’s Concerto for Flute and Harp with harpist Nancy Allen. His solo performance in Nielsen’s Flute Concerto in 2012, conducted by Alan Gilbert, was recorded for inclusion in The Nielsen Project, the Orchestra’s multi-season traversal of all of the Danish composer’s symphonies and concertos, released by Dacapo Records in 2015.
Read "NY Philharmonic's Robert Langevin Talks Shop with Colleagues Renée Siebert and Yoobin Son" in the October 2016 NYFC Newsletter.