Gary Schocker


Gary Schocker (born October 18, 1959) is a flutist, composer, and pianist who has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the West German Sinfonia, and I Solisti Italiani among others. He won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1985. Mr. Schocker has composed sonatas for piano, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, horn, and two pianos, as well as works for flute, many songs, theatrical works, and children's musicals and lives in New York. James Galway premiered Mr. Schocker’s three-movement concerto Green Places at Ireland’s Adair Festival and has also performed this work with the New Jersey Symphony. His musical entitled Far From The Madding Crowd, written with Barbara Campbell, received its world premiere in New Zealand in the Fall of 2000. He is the most-published living composer of flute music with over 150 works in print. Mr. Schocker's music is primarily published by the Theodore Presser Company. He lives in New York City and Easton, Pennsylvania. Solo: Duet: With Guitarist Jason Vieaux  ( Wikipedia article )


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Juilliard School

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