Flutist Adrianne Greenbaum is the foremost purveyor and revivalist of the Klezmer flute tradition today, returning the instrument to its rightful historical position in the history of Klezmer. Quoted as being a “A National Treasure”, she is a highly regarded and acclaimed flutist performing on modern and historical instruments of the 18th and 19th centuries.
As a classical musician she has performed as soloist and orchestral musician in all of New York’s major concert halls and in many major cities of the US. She has appeared with such prestigious orchestras as New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Berlin Ballet at the MET, and the New York City Ballet Orchestra.
Her current projects are as continuing leader of the flute-based Klezmer ensemble, FleytMuzik and founder of the above-mentioned period instrument trio L’Uhrovska Baroque. She has toured extensively throughout the US and in Europe with her FleytMuzik projects of “Farewell to the Homeland, Poyln” and “Tartan, Baroque and Klezmer” bringing those programs and workshops to Vienna, Paris, Dusseldorf and Scotland. She also serves as Solo flutist with the Wall Street Chamber Players and maintains an active free-lance life in the US and Canada. Her busy summers have included directing her own World Chamber Music and Improv camp, the Young Artist Chamber Music Camp, teaching and performing at the Boxwood Festival in Nova Scotia, and teaching at KlezKanada and New England Adult Music Camp. Greenbaum’s decades-long symphonic career was as Principal of both the New Haven Symphony and Orchestra New England.
Professor of Music at Mount Holyoke College for 45 years, she has also held faculty positions at Wesleyan and Yale Universities, and at Smith College. Still enjoying teaching all ages, Greenbaum gives master classes in Klezmer techniques, baroque flute, and improvisation across genres. She can be heard in recording on the Koch and Music Masters labels as well as her own solo classical album “Sounds of America” and her other three FleytMuzik records. Additionally, Greenbaum is a published composer and arranger with International and Theodore Presser. Adrianne received her BM from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and her MM from the Yale School of Music and resides in Fairfield, CT.