Janet Axelrod is the flutist with the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and was recently the flute/Irish flutist in the musical Finding Neverland. Her versatile career includes performances with groups such as New York City Opera and American Symphony Orchestra, and recording studios playing flutes from around the world (Sesame Street, The Wonder Pets, the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel etc.).
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. They commissioned works by dozens of composers. Janet Axelrod has toured the Far East and Europe as a flute and piccolo recitalist, chamber musician and teacher.
"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