Robert Langevin• Juilliard School of Music
• Manhattan School of Music
• New York Philarmonic Musical Instrument: Flute
In 2000, Robert Langevin joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Flute in The Leila Acheson Wallace chair under the direction of Kurt Masur. His 2012 performance of Nielsen’s Flute Concerto was recorded for inclusion in the Nielsen Project, the orchestra’s multi-season traversal of all the Danish composer’s symphonies and concertos, released by DaCapo Records. He is a member of the Philharmonic Quintet with which he has performed on many continents. He has given masterclasses throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
Prior to the Philharmonic, he was Principal Flute of the Pittsburgh Symphony under the direction of Lorin Maazel and Mariss Jansons as well as Associate Principal of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. 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. In January 2017, he made his Carnegie Hall solo debut in Pierre Boulez’s Mémoriale under the direction of Daniel Barenboïm in a concert commemorating the first anniversary of the composer’s death.
Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Mr. Langevin studied with Jean-Paul Major at the Montreal Conservatory of Music. Not long after, he won the prestigious Prix d’Europe, which enabled him to work with Aurèle Nicolet at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany. He then went on to study with Maxence Larrieu in Geneva. He is currently on the faculties of The Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music and the Orford Music Academy.