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Robert Langevin

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Robert Langevin joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Flute, The Lila Acheson Wallace Chair, in the 2000–01 season. In May 2001 he made his solo debut with the Orchestra in the North American premiere of Siegfried Matthus’s Concerto for Flute and Harp, with Philharmonic Principal Harp Nancy Allen and then Music Director Kurt Masur. Prior to the Philharmonic, Mr. Langevin held the Jackman Pfouts Principal Flute Chair of the Pittsburgh Symphony and was an adjunct professor at Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh. He 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 has performed as soloist with Quebec’s most distinguished ensembles and has recorded recital and chamber music programs for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Robert Langevin began studying flute at age 12 and joined the local orchestra three years later. While studying 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 first prizes in flute and chamber music. He soon 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, which enabled him to work with Aurèle Nicolet at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany, where he graduated in 1979. He then studied with Maxence Larrieu, in Geneva, and won second prize at the 1980 Budapest International Competition. Mr. Langevin is a member of the Philharmonic Quintet of New York, and has given recitals and master classes throughout the United States and in countries such as Canada, Spain, Costa Rica, Japan, North Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam. Formerly associated with the University of Montreal for nine years, he is currently on the faculties of The Juilliard School, The Manhattan School of Music, and the Orford International Summer Festival.