Fanny Wyrick-Flax is a flutist, teacher, and development consultant based in New York City.
Fanny performs regularly at venues across the New York tristate area including Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera House, and Richard B. Fisher Center, among others. An avid proponent of new music, Fanny is the core flutist in Contemporaneous and has performed at MATA, Prototype, and Fringe Festivals and has appeared as a soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra performing Avner Dorman’s Piccolo Concerto.
Fanny teaches private flute and piccolo lessons at all levels. Lessons integrate principals of The Alexander Technique to enhance instrument facility, extend air capacity, and prevent injury. A musical storyteller with a passion for reaching young audiences, Fanny designs and performs interactive programs featuring picture books set to music. She has been a visiting storyteller at libraries and pre-K programs throughout the northeast.
As a grants writer and development consultant, Fanny gives emerging artists and organizations the tools they need to bring their projects to life, from grants writing to strategic planning and marketing. She has raised over $180K in grants funding for artists and arts organizations including Orchestrating Dreams, F-PLUS, and Carduus.
Fanny holds degrees from New England Conservatory (MM flute performance), Bard College Conservatory of Music (BM in flute performance), and Bard College (BA in mathematics). Her principal flute teachers include Bart Feller, Tara Helen O’Connor, and Cynthia Meyers.