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Janet Axelrod enjoys a versatile career performing on Broadway and with Opera, Ballet, Symphony and was the solo flutist at Radio City Music Hall (2000-2021) . Janet works regularly in recording studios playing orchestral flutes as well as on flutes from around the world (feature films, Sesame Street, The Wonder Pets, the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, etc.).


A major proponent of advancing the music of our time, Janet co-founded a new music ensemble which made its Carnegie Hall debut and won the ASCAP/Chamber Music America First Prize for Adventurous Programming as well as Meet the Composer and NEA grants. 


Janet Axelrod has toured the Far East and Europe as a flute and piccolo recitalist, chamber musician and educator.


Watch this site for a major announcement in Fall/Winter 2023!

Janet with flute and piccolo

"Many thanks to Ms. Janet Axelrod for her very beautiful performance of my “Idyll for the Misbegotten." It is always a great pleasure for a composer to hear his music played with such great musical sensitivity and technical excellence. I feel that Ms. Axelrod is emerging as one of our finest flutists and wish her all best success in her ongoing career."

- George Crumb

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