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Anna Urrey, Flute

A versatile solo and chamber musician, flutist Anna Urrey performs frequently at venues such as Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Le Poisson Rouge and National Sawdust, and engages in a variety of creative projects. As a core member of the Exponential Ensemble, she is passionate about chamber music and curating concert/educational programs. Anna is the principal flutist of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra and has performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Symphony in C, Mark Morris Dance Company, NOVUS NY, and spent three summers at the Castleton Festival as Principal Flutist under the direction of Maestro Lorin Maazel. Sought after for high-profile concerts, she has shared the stage with a star-studded array of talent, including Plácido Domingo, The Irish Tenors, Patti LaBelle, Brian McKnight, Jennifer Holliday, Jane Birkin and Ólafur Arnalds. Anna enjoys taking on innovative recording projects, which include the feature films Radium Girls (2018) and Little Women (2019), and in 2021, played principal flute in the Experiential Orchestra's GRAMMY winning recording of Dame Ethel Smyth's work, The Prison, for Best Classical Solo Album.

 

Anna is a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist and a Wm. S. Haynes Collaborative Ambassador. She earned her Master of Music and Performance Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music and Bachelor of Music from Rutgers University, where she graduated magna cum laude and was the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award in Performance. Principal teachers include Bart Feller, Kaoru Hinata, Robert Langevin and Michael Parloff.