Solo Flute, Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Timothy Hutchins, Principal flute of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra since 1978, is regarded as one of the world’s renowned flutists. He is a favourite of audiences and critics, who consistently praise his artistry.
From the New York Philharmonic Orchestra to Japan’s premiere NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, Hutchins has appeared with these and other renowned orchestras.
Offered the principal flute position of the New York Philharmonic, at the age of 28, and later the same position with the Boston and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, where he was principal flute for the 2003 - 2004 season, Hutchins chose the unusual career step of declining these offers. This resulted in over 70 recordings with the OSM under Charles Dutoit and Kent Nagano, both as Principal flute and as soloist. He is also heard on many other recordings including with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, under Seiji Ozawa, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Leonard Bernstein, with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under Mariss Jansons and with other orchestras as soloist.
Hutchins is a very highly regarded pedagogue and juror at major international competitions. Teaching at McGill University, and in masterclasses across Canada, the USA, Japan and in the UK, his students have won positions with leading orchestras around the world and become highly successful pedagogues and performers.
"...A national Treasure..." "...one of the most hypnotically attractive flute players alive..."
The Montreal Gazette
"...The pure and fluid sounds emanating from Timothy Hutchins flute proved his absolute mastery. (...) delicacy, agility, and ample projection that surpassed all expectation."
El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile
Escales - Flute Concerto - Paris - Bacchanale
Jacques Ibert, L'Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal, Charles Dutoit, Timothy Hutchins
"...Timothy Hutchins was the perfect translator of Jacques Ibert's Concerto: beauty and fullness
of sound. agility and volubility,
Journal de Geneve, Geneva
"...a crystal performance distinguished by clarity of sound
and technical mastery..."
South China Morning Post