Michael Laderman
Flute Performer

I am a New York-based recitalist, orchestral and chamber player, jazz musician and composer, and recording artist.


David Sherman wrote in a review of the Kabala album (MMC Records CD #2087) of music by the living American composer Matthew Fields for Soundstage!:

"Flutist Michael Laderman flawlessly negotiates the lengthy programmatic work Rooster's Court Ball in a studio recording that is a pleasure to listen to."

Some Performances

I have performed on various concert series throughout the New York metropolitan area, including a debut recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as a winner of the 1995 Artists International competition; performances at the 1996, 2002, and 2010 National Flute Association conventions; the 1995 New York Flute Club Flute Fair; the Settimana Musicale Senese at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy; twice at Merkin Hall in performances of the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players; and at several festivals in New York City as a member of the medium-sized jazz band ZSound Collect. I also played at two New York Flute Club concerts at CAMI Hall, one as a winner of their Young Artists competition, and participated in a special New York Flute Club concert at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York in memory of the late Samuel Baron, my longtime teacher of blessed memory. I have even performed "Summertime" and some Malay children's songs with jazz improvisation in Malaysia.

Other Awards

In 1990, I was awarded a Jacob K. Javits Memorial Fellowship, which paid for four years of graduate study, and provided additional grants for professional expenses. These grants enabled me to go to Europe and participate in master classes by some great European flutists, like Alain Marion, Philippe Pierlot, and Peter-Lukas Graf.

Other Teachers

My major flute teachers other than Mr. Baron have included Keith Underwood, Sandra Miller, Julius Baker, Thomas Nyfenger, and Trudy Kane.

An Article

I am the author of a published article, "The Power of Omnipotens," (The Beethoven Journal, Vol. 13/2 [Winter 1998]), which addresses the structural, text-interpretive, and spiritual significance of Beethoven's setting of the "Pater Omnipotens" section of the Gloria in the Missa Solemnis.

My Teaching

I teach flute privately. If you'd like to read about my flute teaching method, click here.

I also taught courses in flute performance, elements of music, music theory, music appreciation, intro to opera, jazz, world music, popular music, Southeast Asian music, the history of music technology, and the symphony, among others, and coached chamber groups at various universities in the New York area for 23 years. I enjoyed the work, had wonderful students and made a difference, and I may do it again in the future, but I am now devoting myself to performance, composition and private teaching.


I graduated from the High School of Performing Arts in New York as Valedictorian, received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Flute Performance from SUNY at Purchase, summa cum laude, and earned Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Flute Performance at SUNY at Stony Brook.

What's Next

Watch this space for future performances.


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