Greig Shearer, principal flutist
Greig Shearer has been principal flutist with the Hartford Symphony since 1991, and has performed as soloist with the orchestra on numerous occasions. He has given recitals in the greater Hartford region as well as New York and Boston, performed as a soloist with the Boston Pops under Arthur Fiedler, and recorded for CRI Records. He is on the faculty of the Hartt School, where he is chair of the Winds and Brass department in the Community Division, and has also taught at Central Connecticut State University, Trinity College, and New England Music Camp. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the New England Conservatory, where he was awarded the Chadwick Medal, and a Master’s Degree from the Manhattan School. He has been a participant at the Ambler, Yale at Norfolk, Mozarteum (Salzburg), and Boxwood summer festivals. His principal teachers were James Pappoutsakis, Julius Baker, and Harold Bennett. He has also studied with Samuel Baron, John Heiss, Tom Nyfenger, Paula Robison, Harvey Sollberger, Karlheinz Zoeller, and Helmuth Zangerle. Mr. Shearer has done Suzuki training with Kimberly Lorimier, and has worked on Baroque flute with Lisa Beznosiuk, Janet See, and Chris Krueger.