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.