A versatile soloist, chamber music artist and orchestral musician, Finnish-American flutist Anna Urrey has been celebrated as “a revelation” and “a great young talent” (Il Giornale, Spoleto, Italy.) She enjoys a wide variety of creative performance projects as a core member of the Exponential Ensemble and regular performer with Music from China, an ensemble that explores both traditional Chinese music and contemporary works written for Eastern and Western instruments.
Ms. Urrey has performed with orchestras in the United States, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, and Asia. She performs regularly as Principal Flute of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra in NYC, and has performed with the New Jersey Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, South Florida Symphony, Symphony in C, the Mark Morris Dance Company and NOVUS NY. She has participated in numerous orchestral and chamber music festivals including the New York String Orchestra Seminar, National Orchestral Institute, Banff Summer Music Festival, Riistavesi Festival, Moritzburg Academy, Les Concerts du Cloître and the Castleton Music Festival where for three seasons she played principal flute under the direction of Maestro Lorin Maazel.
A dedicated educator, Ms. Urrey is a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist, a faculty member at the Marymount School of New York, and maintains a private studio in New York City. She holds the Master of Music degree and Performance Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music and Bachelor of Music degree from Rutgers University, where she graduated magna cum laude and was the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award in Performance. Principal teachers include Robert Langevin, Michael Parloff, Bart Feller and Kaoru Hinata.