Flutist Amy Porter has been praised by critics for her exceptional musical talent and passion for scholarship. Through a versatile and distinguished career as a concert performer, she has become one of the most skillful and creative muses for composers of our time. From her prolific performances of Michael’s Daughtery’s Trail of Tears to her performance celebrating Lukas Foss with the Buffalo Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, Porter’s accomplishments speak for themselves.
A seasoned and deeply committed educator, Amy is an acclaimed professor of music. Recipient of Henry Russel Award, Amy has served as a mentor to growing musicians at the University of Michigan. She leads an intensive residency at local colleges and universities for the study of flute performance. Her Flute Studio specializes in exercises, audition materials and advice, and performance techniques for the next generation of flutists.
Recently celebrating 20 years, Amy is the founder of a popular workshop Anatomy of Sound which focuses on the wellness and mindfulness needed to be a successful musician and entrepreneur. Just recently hosting the final 20th in-person conference, Anatomy of Sound , the new AOS-Wellness.com website offers courses in peaceful breathing, yoga and meditation along with channels on movement, meditation, wisdom, practice and breathing.
Amy Porter is highlighting the importance of self-care as a direct path to a successful musical career.
In an effort to create holistic experiences for orchestras, presenters and their respective audiences, Amy is offering mini-residencies alongside her performances, where she can connect 1:1 with her colleagues and audiences to support, inspire and innovate musicians and music listeners.
Winner of the 3rd Kobe International Flute Competition and the Paris/Ville d’Avray International Flute Competition, Ms. Porter has served on international juries around the world, including the 6th Kobe International Flute Competition. She has been heard in recital on National Public Radio; highlighted on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center, and featured on the covers and as a writer for the magazines Flute Talk in the USA and The Flute in Japan.
Her popular study guide on the German composer Sigfrid Karg-Elert elicited the following comment from the Spanish Flute Society: “Strength, beauty, a captivating and seductive force, sensitivity, perfection and a sense of humor characterize the impressive American flautist Amy Porter.”
She has won praise both as a recording artist and as a chamber musician. Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, in her New York Times review of the CD In Translation: Selections from J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites on the Equilibrium label, applauded Ms. Porter for her “gleaming, lyrical reading” of those works. As a member of Trio Virado with violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez and guitarist João Luiz, she recorded Mangabeira, a CD featuring works by Piazzolla, Brouwer, Hand, Assad, and Luiz, about which Ken Keaton wrote in American Record Guide: “First let me say that these are fine musicians, and they present a set of performances that are unfailingly strong, expressive, and imaginative.”
Formerly a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Porter is Principal Flute of North Carolina’s Brevard Music Center, where she performs as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player.
Born in Wilmington, DE, Ms. Porter graduated from The Juilliard School and pursued further studies at the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg. She plays a 14K white gold flute with rose gold engraved keys made for her by the Wm. S. Haynes Co.
Amy Porter is represented worldwide by Sciolino Artist Management, samnyc.us.