Trudy Kane has been principal flutist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1976. Prior to her appointment with the Met, Miss Kane performed and recorded extensively with the New York Philharmonic.

She has also performed with the Mostly Mozart Orchestra, New York Chamber Symphony, Waterloo Festival Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony, the Composer’s String Quartet and many others. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School as a student of Julius Baker.

Trudy Kane’s CD “In the French Style” with pianist George Darden has been issued by Connoisseur Records. They perform Trudy Kane’s own transcription of the Fauré Sonata; the Gieseking “Sonatine” and the Frank “Sonata”. American record Guide called this “(a) fine recital” and said “Kane uses variety in articulation and phrasing, instead of sheer power, to make these pieces energetic”. The English “Opera” magazine in reviewing a 1997 performance of Bizet’s “Carmen” said “The high point of the evening was the third-act prelude, when the flute solo showed astonishing breath control and was almost unbearably pretty”.

Miss Kane has been a frequent solo artist. Her appearances include recitals and chamber music in New York, Delaware and Maine, solos at the two New York Flute Conventions, the New York and Long Island Flute Clubs and with orchestras in New Jersey and Long Island. She was a featured artist at the 2004 New York Flute Fair. Critics have cited her “deep, liquid playing”, “warm and accurate tone and musicality which greatly enhanced the (music)”. The New York Times said “Ms. Kane proved a vibrant and inventive interpreter”.

A busy teacher, Trudy Kane gives many master classes. She has given twelve classes for the Julius Baker series in Danbury, CT as well as at the Manhattan School of Music, the Mannes College of Music, the University of Southern Florida (Tampa), the Longy School in Boston, the University of North Texas, Penn State University and the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.

Active as a recording musician, Miss Kane works for many of the major recording companies for television, commercials and films. In addition to the movie scores she can be heard on many of the “Live from the Met” telecasts, recordings and videos.