Alison Fierst

Alison Fierst is the newly appointed Associate Principal Flute of the New York Philharmonic. Before landing her dream job, Alison completed her Bachelor degree at Carnegie Mellon University with Alberto Almarza and she went on to start a degree at Manhattan School of Music in the orchestral performance program. Alison ultimately gave up her spot as a student of Robert Langevin’s at MSM to become his colleague in the Phil. We chatted about her past audition failures, her NY Phil audition experience, and the Haynes Amadeus alto flute that helped her to land the job.

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