Fanny Wyrick-Flax is a flutist, teacher, and development consultant based in New York City.
Fanny performs regularly at venues across the tri-state 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. As a winner of the 2013 Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition, she was invited to perform Avner Dorman’s Piccolo Concerto with the American Symphony Orchestra. Fanny has recorded with artists and ensembles including Contemporaneous, Bang on a Can All Stars, and Hannah Lash. Check out her recent recording with harpist Hannah Lash of Matthew Barnson’s duo for flutes and harp, I Crossed the Samuel Beckett Bridge at Dusk, on his forthcoming album Veritas, available September 27, 2019 (pre-order on iTunes here).
Fanny teaches private flute and piccolo lessons at all levels. Lessons integrate principles 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 $185K 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.