Fenwick Smith, American flutist, Died at 69


Fenwick Smith was born in 1949 and died on July 19, 2017.

He was an American flutist.

Smith studied under Joseph Mariano at the Eastman School of Music, graduating from there in 1972.

Soon after, Smith became a member of the New England Woodwind Quintet and began a thirteen-year membership with Boston Musica Viva.

Smith became the assistant principal flutist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1978, serving in that position until September 2006.

at that time he was also principal flutist of the Boston Pops Orchestra.

He was also a member of the Boston Chamber Music Society since 1984, and since 1983 gave annual recitals at Jordan Hall.

He had a reputation for playing new works and has notably made numerous premiere recordings of works by composers like Copland, Foote, Gaubert, Ginastera, Koechlin, Dahl, Harbison, Cage, Pinkham, Erwin Schulhoff, Schuller, Schoenberg, Ned Rorem, and Reinecke.

Fenwick Smith passed away at 69 years old.