Linda Greene, flutist, was born and raised in Central New York and attended Syracuse University’s School of Music. She joined the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as Second Flute in 2014 and has also been Second Flute in the Glimmerglass Festival opera orchestra since 1996. Additional temporary duties in the Glimmerglass orchestra have included Acting Principal Flute for three seasons and Principal Recorder in the 2012 production of Lully’s “Armide”. Previous orchestral positions include Piccolo/Third Flute in the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Second Flute in the Albany Symphony Orchestra including one season as Acting Principal, Principal Flute in the Catskill Symphony Orchestra ( Oneonta, NY) and Piccolo/Third Flute in the Binghamton Symphony Orchestra, now known as the Binghamton Philharmonic.
Ms. Greene has also been active as a teacher. In addition to maintaining private studios throughout her career, she was adjunct music faculty at Hamilton College from 1986-2014 and SUNY Oswego from 1993-1998 with duties at both colleges as a flute teacher and chamber ensemble coach and conductor. Prior to joining the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra in 2005, Linda freelanced over a large swath of Central and Eastern upstate New York. In doing so, she’s been a member of chamber orchestras and small chamber ensembles, presented recitals, been a concerto soloist, recorded with many ensembles large and small and played music from the early Baroque to the avant-garde on flute, piccolo, alto flute and recorder.
When not playing flute, Linda can generally be found outdoors walking, bicycling, cross country skiing and gardening.