Flutist Amy Porter has been praised by critics both for her exceptional musical talent and her 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 Daugherty’s Trail of Tears to her October 2022 performance at Carnegie Hall celebrating Lukas Foss’s centennial with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Porter’s accomplishments speak for themselves. The multifaceted Porter is also an acclaimed professor of music at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Recipient of the Henry Russel Award in 2006, Amy has served as a mentor to developing musicians at the University of Michigan. Amy’s popular workshop Anatomy of Sound, is now the AOS-Wellness.com website and offers courses in peaceful breathing, yoga and meditation, along with channels on movement, meditation, wisdom, practice, and breathing.
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 competition. She has been heard in recital on National Public Radio; 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. She has won praise both as a recording artist and as a chamber musician. As a member of Trio Virado, with violist Jaime Amador and guitarist João Luiz, she performs and records new works for flute, viola and guitar. Formerly a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Porter graduated from The Juilliard School. She plays a 14K white gold flute with rose gold engraved keys made for her by the William S. Haynes Co.