Jeffrey Khaner has been principal flute of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1990. The Canadian-born flutist was principal flute of the Cleveland Orchestra from 1982 to 1990, and he has also served as principal of the New York Mostly Mozart Festival, the Atlantic Symphony in Halifax, and as co-principal of the Pittsburgh Symphony. He is additionally the principal flutist of the World Orchestra For Peace and the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, California.
A noted soloist, Mr. Khaner has performed concertos with orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, and Asia, collaborating with many of the great conductors of the time. Mr. Khaner’s concerto repertoire is extensive and he has premiered many works including the concertos by Ned Rorem, Behzad Ranjbaran, Jonathan Leshnoff, Eric Sessler, David Chesky, and Samuel Jones, all written for him. As a recitalist, Mr. Khaner has appeared on four continents, regularly incorporating into the programs the music of today’s composers, many of whom have also written expressly for him.
A graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr. Khaner was named to the faculty as flute professor in 2004, holding the position formerly held by his mentor, the late Julius Baker. Since 1985 he has been a faculty member of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He is also Professor of Flute at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. He has given master classes throughout North, South, and Central America, Europe, and Asia.
In addition to his many orchestral recordings, Mr. Khaner has extensively recorded solo flute repertoire. He has released seven critically acclaimed solo CDs on the Avie label — American, British, Czech, French, German, and Romantic Flute Music, and Brahms and Schumann sonatas and romances. His recording of David Chesky’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, appears on Chesky Records and his recording of Ned Rorem’s concerto is on Naxos. His editions of repertoire, including the Brahms sonatas, are published by the Theodore Presser Company