As current Principal Flutist of The Philadelphia Orchestra for the past 23 years, Jeffrey Khaner is one of the most respected names in classical flute. From 1982-1990 he was Principal Flutist of the Cleveland Orchestra, and also served as Principal Flutist of the New York Mostly Mozart Festival, the Atlantic Symphony in Halifax, and as co-Principal of the Pittsburgh Symphony. He was selected by Sir Georg Solti to be Principal Flutist of the World Orchestra for Peace in 1995.
Jeffrey Khaner is also an accomplished soloist, having performed concertos with orchestras throughout the world. He works regularly with today’s top composers, many of whom have written flute music expressly for him. He has released seven critically acclaimed solo CDs which showcase his interest in the different flute music from different regions.
A graduate of the Juilliard School, Khaner was later named to the faculty as flute professor after the passing of his mentor Julius Baker. He is also on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music and Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music, and has given master classes to students around the world.