Marco Granados

Marco G.

Scottsdale, AZ
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I am a long time master flute teacher with a vast background of experience as an educator and performer both nationally and internationally, having maintained a varied career as an innovative chamber and orchestral musician, an international concerto and recital soloist, and a master flute teacher. I am super excited to be here to share my knowledge and expertise with students of all ages and ability.

I am a specialist on Latin American music, and my repertoire spans from folk to classical music. Since my New York City debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 1991, I have gone on to perform in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium for “Sonidos Latinos”, a celebratory festival of Latin American music. I have performed the Jacques Ibert Flute Concerto and the Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp with the New York City Symphony at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall, and have been a featured recital soloist at Wigmore Hall in London. I have performed with many of the leading symphony orchestras in Venezuela, my native country, premiering both the Jacques Ibert and Aram Khachaturian flute concerti with the Maracaibo and Venezuelan Symphony Orchestras respectively. In Peru, I gave the South American premiere of the Concerto for Flute and Orchestra by Mexican composer Samuel Zyman with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lima. As an international soloist, my performances have taken me all over the world, including South Africa, Slovenia, Scotland, Japan, and China to name a few.

In the United States, I have frequently been a featured artist at the National Flute Convention, flute associations, and multiple artist series. Highlights of my 2016 and 2017 season include solo recitals at the New Jersey Flute Society, the Colorado Flute Association, the Arizona Flute Society, and the Utah Flute Association. Other solo recitals this season include performances at the Wilson Center in Milwaukee, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Suzuki Association of the Americas Biannual Conference, Four Seasons Arts in Oakland, and the Chamber Music Society of Detroit.

I have served as principal flute with The New York City Symphony Orchestra, Opera Northeast, and L’Orchestra in the Berkshires, and as associate principal flute with the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra. In New York City, I performed with the Mostly Mozart Festival, and on Broadway for the musicals Miss Saigon, Annie, Showboat, and The Sound of Music.

An avid chamber musician, I have performed at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, and with such distinguished artists as clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera, flutist William Bennett, flutist Ransom Wilson, harpist Nancy Allen, and oboist Heinz Holliger. I am a founding member of the chamber ensemble Classical Jam and have been a member of many critically acclaimed ensembles, among which are Triangulo, a Latin American Chamber Trio, and Quintet of the Americas. While with Quintet of the Americas, I performed at Carnegie Hall, The Bermuda International Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall.

On radio broadcasts, I have been featured nationwide as both a host and performer on NPR’s “Performance Today”. With host Fred Child, I was the featured artist for the program “Around New York” on WNYC. Other radio appearances include live performances on WQXR in New York City with Classical Jam. I have recorded on such recording labels as CRI, Chesky Records, MMC Records, Koch World, XLNT Records and Soundbrush Records. My solo recording are: “Music of Venezuela”, virtuoso flute music by living Venezuelan composers; “Luna”, a romantic serenade of songs from Venezuela and South America for flute and guitar; “Tango Dreams”, a compilation of works by Astor Piazzolla; and “Amanecer”, a collection of Venezuelan flute favorites.

Throughout my career I have been a dedicated educator, and a professional teaching artist, having hosted, presented and developed programs for Lincoln Center Education, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The New York Philharmonic, and Carnegie Hall to name a few. I was on faculty at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Boston for over 6 years. Most recently, together with my wife, we founded an intensive training program for aspiring professional flutists.

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Jan 1990 - Sep 2018
National & International

• Featured Artist at the Tuba Bach Music Festival, Big Rapids, MI, 2018
• Flute Recital at Four Seasons Arts Series, San Francisco, CA, 2017
• Duo Recital at the Wilson Center with Pianist Elena Abend, Milwaukee, WI, 2015
• Duo Recital at the Chicago Art Institute with guitarist Fareed Haque, Chicago, IL, 2015
• Recital honoring Cuban Painter Carmen Herrera’s 100th Birthday with Guitarist Oren Fader, NYC, NY, 2015 • Classical Jam’s “Tango Jam” the Music of Astor Piazzolla, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall, MI, 2008
• Classical Jam Tours, Detroit, MI, 2008-Present
• Camerata Latina at Caramoor Music Festival, Katonah, NY, 2006-2007
• Un Mundo Ensemble - Washington, New York, Colorado & Moab Music Festivals, 2005-2007
• Triangulo tour of South Africa, Europe and US, 2004
• Un Mundo Ensemble Tours of the United States, England & Puerto Rico, 2003-2004
• Triangulo, tours in Europe and the USA, 2000-2004
• Duo Recital at the Berkeley Repertory Theater with Harpist Isabelle Courret, Berkeley, CA, 2004
• Concert with Detroit Symphony Orchestra members, Michigan tour, 2001
• Duo Debut Recital at Wigmore Hall, London, England with Pianist Elena Abend, 2000
• Duo Recital at The Corcoran Galleries with Guitarist Francisco Roldan, Washington, DC, 1997
• Concert with Chicago Symphony Orchestra members, Northwestern University, 1996
• Quintet of the Americas, (Woodwind Quintet) USA, Canada and South America tours, 1991-1996

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Jan 1991 - Apr 2018
National & International

• Solo Recital with Jazz Pianist Edward Simon, Piedmont Concerts, Oakland, CA 2018
• Flute Recital at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 2018
• Flute Recital at the Suzuki Association of the Americas biennial Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2016 • Flute Recital at the Colorado Flute Association Annual Competition, Denver, C0 2016
• Flute Recital at the Utah Flute Association Flute Festival, Salt Lake City, 2016
• Solo Concerts and Recitals at the National Flute Association Convention in Washington, DC, 2015
• Performance at the Pender Island Flute Retreat in Canada with flutists William Bennett and Lorna McGhee, British Columbia, Canada, 2015
• Midwest US Recital Tour with Guitarist Fareed Haque, 2015
• “Haynes Artist” Recital Tour of Wisconsin and Illinois with Pianist Elena Abend, 2014 • Recitals at Embassy Series, Washington, DC, 2009-2010
• Recitals at Embassy Series, Four Seasons Arts, Oakland, CA, 2009-2010
• French Flute Music, French Consulate, New York, NY, 2005
• Latin American Flute Music, New York Flute Club, Cami Hall, New York, NY, 2004
• Recital tour of Scotland and the UK, 2000
• Recitals and Masterclasses at Flute Associations in Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, Iowa, Texas, Minnesota, Colorado and New York, 1998-2002
• Horizon Concerts Gala Recital with Soprano Renee Fleming, New York, NY, 2001
• Texas Flute Society, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, 2001
• Northwestern University Guest Recital, Evanston, IL, 2000
• Depauw University Guest Recital, Indianapolis, IN, 2000
• Recitals & Lectures at the National Flute Association (US) conventions, 1997, 2000
• Recital at the Florida Flute Association Convention, 1999
• Recital Honoring Placido Domingo at NYC Mayor’s Gracie Mansion, New York, NY, 1990 • Recitals & Lectures at The British Flute Society convention, Manchester, UK, 1999
• Recital Debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, New York, NY, 1991

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Jan 1979 - Sep 2017
National & International

• Leonard Bernstein's “Halil” Moab Music Festival, Moab, UT, 2017
• David Amram, Theme and Variations for flute & orchestra, NYC Chamber Symphony, New York, NY 2015
• Mozart Concerto in G K313, Camerata Latinoamericana, Boston, MA 2010
• Paquito D’Rivera’s Flute Concerto “EL Gran Danzon”, Caramoor Music Festival, New York, NY, 2009
• Doppler Concerto for 2 Flutes & Orchestra, Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, 1996 • William Thomas McKinley Concerto for Wind Quintet & Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Symphonia,
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, 1992
• J. Ibert Concerto for Flute & Orchestra, New York City Symphony, Merkin Concert Hall, NY, NY, 1985
• Mozart Concerto for Flute & Harp, New York City Symphony, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY, 1986
• Mozart Concerto in D K314, Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York, New York, NY
• Samuel Zyman Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Lima, Lima, Peru, 1995
• Khachaturian Concerto for Flute & Orchestra, Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra, Caracas, Venezuela, 1980 • Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #5, Members of the Cleveland Orchestra, Hudson, OH, 1979

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Jan 1982 - Jul 2017
National & International

• Crested Butte Festival Orchestra, principal, Crested Butte, CO, 2017
• YouTube Symphony Orchestra, Winner, Sydney, Australia, 2011
• Queens Oratorio Society, New York, NY 2001-2011
• Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Lincoln Center, New York City, NY, 2003
• Opera Northeast, Principal, New York City, NY, 1992-1995
• L’Orchestra in the Berkshires, Principal, Great Barrington, MA, 1986-1992
• New York City Symphony, Principal, New York City, NY, 1983-1986
• Philharmonia Virtuosi of New York, Principal, New York City, NY, 1986
• Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra, Co-Principal, Caracas, Venezuela, 1980-1981

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Jan 1987 - Jan 2017
National & International

• Moab Music Festival (Solo, Orchestral & Chamber)
• Crested Butte Music Festival (Solo, Orchestral/Principal) • Caramoor Music Festival (Solo & Chamber)
• Yachats Music Festival (Solo & Chamber)
• Chamber Music Northwest (Chamber)
• Bermuda Music Festival (Chamber)
• Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra (Orchestral) • Macao Music Festival, China (Solo & Chamber)
• Colorado Music Festival (Solo & Chamber) • Banff Music Festival (Orchestral)

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Sep 2010 - Dec 2016
Longy School of Music of Bard College, CAMBRIDGE, MA

• Professor of flute for both classical and jazz departments
• Professor for Orchestral Repertoire for Winds & Brass Class
• Chamber Music Coach
• Orchestral Winds & Brass Sectional Coach
• Professor for the New Approaches to Teaching for Winds & Brass
• Professor and co-creator of Teaching Artistry Course
• Coordinator & mentor for the Community Engagement Program

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National & Regional Flute Masterclasses Taught
Jan 1996 - Dec 2016
University and Flute Society Masterclasses

• Suzuki Association of the Americas Biennal Conference,
Minneapolis, MN
• Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
• Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition Masterclass, Boston, MA
• Utah Flute Association Flute Festival Masterclass
• Arkansas Central University, Conway, AR
• Arizona Flute Society, Phoenix, AZ
• University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO • Metro State
University, Denver, CO
• Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
• Miami International University, Miami, FL
• University of Miami, Miami, FL
• Drake University, Des Moines, IA
• Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
• Indiana University, South Bend, IN
• DePauw University, Indianapolis, IN
• North Texas State University, Denton, TX
• Utah Flute Festival, Salt Lake, UT
• University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI
• University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

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International Flute Masterclasses Taught
Apr 2003 - Jun 2016
University and Flute Society Masterclasses

• IV Academia Regional de Flauta, Tocancipa, Colombia • Conservatorio de Musica, Guatemala City, Guatemala • Gedai University, Tokyo, Japan
• Royal Conservatory of Music, Glasgow, Scotland
• Academy of Music, Ljubljana, Slovenia
• Keiskerama School, Soweto, South Africa
• Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
• Royal Academy of Music, British Flute Society, London, UK
• British Flute Society, York, UK
• Conservatorio de Musica, Puerto Rico, USA
• “El Sistema”, Latin American Flute Academy, Various Locations, Venezuela

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Jan 1997 - Dec 2009
Various labels

• “Music of Venezuela” Soundbrush Records, 2009
• “Luna” Flute & Guitar, Hermes Records, 2004
• “Tango Dreams” (The Music of Astor Piazzolla with Triangulo) Triangulo, 2002 • “Sunflute” (solo CD), Koch World Records, 1999
• “Amanecer” (solo CD), Hermes Records, 1997

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Jan 1992 - Nov 2001

• Annie, Official member of the Orchestra, New York City, NY, 1996-1997
• Miss Saigon, First call substitute for entire run on Broadway, New York City, NY, 1992-2001
• Showboat, First call substitute for entire run on Broadway, New York City, NY, 1995-1997
• The Sound of Music, Designated substitute, New York City, NY, 1995-1997

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Jan 1987 - Nov 2001

• The New School, Flute Faculty, New York, NY, 1997-2001
• The United Nations International School, Flute Faculty, New York, NY, 1992-1996
• Mannes College of Music, Preparatory Flute Faculty, New York, NY, 1983-1993

Jan 1992 - Dec 1996
Recordings with Quintet of the Americas

• “Self Portrait” XLNT records, 1996
• “Discovering the New World” MMC Recordings, 1994 • “Mount Gretna Suite” XLNT records, 1993
• “Souvenirs” XLNT records, 1992


Masters of Music (Flute Performance)
Sep 1986 - Jun 1988
Manhattan School of Music
Bachelors of Music (Flute Performance)
Sep 1982 - Jul 1986
Mannes College of Music
Undergraduate Studies
Sep 1978 - Jun 1979
Juilliard School of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Chamber Music America
Jan 1993

Chamber Music America (CMA) is an American non-profit organization that provides small ensemble professionals with access to a variety of professional development, networking, and funding resources. CMA's regular initiatives include grants, awards, and commissioning programs for ensembles and presenters, a national conference held annually in New York City, and the publication of Chamber Music magazine.

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National Flute Association
Jan 1989

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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Photos & Videos

Paul Taffanel - Grand Fantaisie on themes from the Opera Mignon - Live at the NJ Flute Society
Marco Granados Teaches Masterclass at James Madison University March 2018
Performing at the Utah Flute Society as the Guest Artist for their annual fair.

CPE BACH Hamburger Sonata - Allegretto - Live at the Arizona Flute Society - Marco Granados, flute
Invitación al Danzón by Paquito D'Rivera - Marco Granados, flute
Photo by Marco G.

Photo by Marco G.

Photo by Marco G.

Photo by Marco G.
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Stephanie Feb 9, 2019
Flute · Online

Marco Granados is a consummate musician and flutist. I've been an admirer of his playing for many years, and the training that he offers flutists is grounded in the most successful and time-honored traditions of flute technique. His early training in Venezuela was superb, and he went on to study with the great Tom Nyfenger, among others and has had a brilliant career as a soloist and flute pedagogue. As a person, he is most supportive, kind, and encouraging to all, at all levels. I have watched him teach on many occasions, and can safely say that one really can't find a better flute teacher! Highly recommended.

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Gaby Jan 22, 2019
Flute ·

I learned a lot in my years of studies with Prof Granados. He was kind but challenged me to become a better artist and flutist.

Michelle Jan 22, 2019
· In studio

Marco was one of the best teachers I have ever had the privilege of studying with. He is an amazing musician and teacher and most importantly, a great person. He is extremely knowledgeable and he gave me many great tips on tone, technique and repertoire. I especially loved learning Latin music with him. Maybe I’ll start studying with him again if he begins teaching online!

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