Robert Langevin’s virtuoso flute work led to his appointment as Principal Flute at the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Jaap van Zweden. He graduated from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in 1976 with two first prizes, one in flute, the other in chamber music. Not long after, he won the prestigious 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 Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg (Germany), where he earned a graduate diploma. He was appointed Associate Principal Flute with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in 1980 and later joined Musica Camerata Montréal, the Ensemble de la Société de musique contemporaine du Québec and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to his active performing career, Robert Langevin teaches at the Juilliard School of Music and is in charge of the Flute Orchestral Studies program at the Manhattan School of Music. He frequently plays and offers master classes in North America, in Europe and in Asia. His recording Sonates romantiques is available on the Avie Records label. He also recently released a recording of Carl Nielsen’s Flute Concerto with the New York Philharmonic on Dacapo Records label. Mr. Langevin has been teaching at the Orford Music Academy every summer since 1994.