Astoria, NY, United States
Israeli Flutist Itay Lantner performs regularly in solo, chamber music and orchestral concerts. His musical endeavours have taken him throughout the United States, Israel, Italy, Germany, Spain, Denmark and France. Itay received his Bachelor degree in Flute Performance from the Tel Aviv University Buchman-Mehta School of Music and recently completed his Master of Music degree at Yale University. Itay’s principal teachers include Ransom Wilson, Eyal Ein-Habar and Boaz Meirovitch.
While at Yale Itay, together with his wind quintet, won the Yale chamber Music Competition two years in a row. From 2003–2008 he won the America-Israel Cultural Foundation’s scholarships. He completed his military service as a musician winning the excellence in music award.
As an orchestral musician Itay was a member of the Yale Philharmonia, he also served as a substitute for various orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic and serves as a freelance flutist with the New York Chamber Soloists Orchestra among other ensembles. He performed in notable halls such as Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, and the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv. In 2011 he was presented by the Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Arts Fund’s Shepherd Music Series.
Itay has played in the Master Classes of world-renowned flutists Aurele Nicolet, Patrick Gallois, Andrea Lieberknecht and Michel Debost. He participated in the Ancient Music Workshop in Jerusalem and also plays the baroque flute. He appeared as a soloist and principal flute with the Thelma-Yelin Symphony Orchestra.
Prior to his arrival to the States, Itay taught children at the Nes-Ziona Music Conservatory and Yuvalim Program in Israel. He continued his work as a teacher in the States; While at Yale he taught flute to undergraduates at Yale College and worked as a Music Instructor at the Yale “Music Initiative” Outreach Program. Currently Itay is teaching music at The School at Columbia University After School Program.