Hayley Grainger is thrilled to be joining the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in the position of Second Flute/Piccolo in September 2019. She previously held the position of Second Flute/Piccolo with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. Additionally, she has performed as a guest with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Symphony of the Mountains as well as the Scenic City Chamber Society. Hayley recently served as the Teaching Assistant to Marianne Gedigian at the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music, where she graduated with her Master of Music in Flute Performance in 2019. Previously, she graduated valedictorian summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, where she studied with Linda Toote.
Hayley was a regular member of the notable Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. This organization was recently named “2015’s best orchestral performance” by Arts Fuse for their Symphony Hall concert in November where Hayley played principal flute on Debussy’s “La Mer”. Her performance in the BPYO’s performance of Wagner’s “Siegfried Act Three” was also listed in the Boston Globe’s “Ten Best Performances of the year.” In June 2015 and 2016, Hayley performed on the BPYO’s European and Spain tours which included acclaimed performances in Prague, Pilsen, Berlin, Basel, Interlaken, Bern, Lucerne, Barcelona and Madrid.
During her time in Boston, Hayley received several noteworthy awards including co-winner of the 2017 Boston Woodwind Society Doriot Dwyer Flute Memorial competition, the William H. Grass award in the James Pappoutsakis Memorial competition, named a finalist in the New York Flute Club competition, named a finalist in the Boston University Concerto competition, named Boston University’s Presser Scholar, and inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda society. In addition to her recent auditions and competitions, Hayley was named a winner of the BPYO concerto competition in 2015 where she performed the Chaminade Concertino with the orchestra in Sanders Theater. She also received honors from the Jo Amish Young Artist Competition and the Rochester Scholastic Arts Spotlight. She was named winner of the Rochester Flute Association High School Soloist Competition in November 2012, winner of the Rochester Philharmonic League Competition in March 2012, winner of David Hochstein Recital Competition in February 2012, and winner of Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition in December 2011.
Hayley is honored to be a part of the Eastman Community Music School and glad to be back in her home town.