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Erich Graf
Erich Graf

Erich Graf is former principal flutist of the Utah Symphony. His teachers have included Nelson Hauenstein at the University of Michigan, Jean Pierre Rampal at the Académie Internationale in Nice, France, and Julius Baker at the Juilliard School. Previous to the Utah Symphony, Graf performed with the New York Philharmonic, the New Jersey Symphony, the Royal Ballet Orchestra, and the Stamford Symphony, among others.

Graf has appeared as soloist with the Utah Symphony, the Ann Arbor Symphony, and with the Arkansas Symphony. He has performed chamber music with Columbia University's Group for Contemporary Music, the Guarneri String Quartet and the Aeolian Chamber Players. He has performed at Avery Fischer Hall and Carnegie Hall with Julius Baker and Jean Pierre Rampal and in Utah with James Galway.

Mr. Graf's discography include a music video and two CDs featuring the works of Bach, Berio, Gaubert, Roussel, Prokofiev, Nobis, Borne, Varèse, Debussy, and Poulenc.

Outside interests include physical fitness, cooking, and writing. Mr. Graf is a published travel writer and restaurant critic, and served as President of Local 104, American Federation of Musicians from 1994-2011

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