Artist Bio

Michael Parloff, Encounter leader

Principal Flutist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra from 1977 until his retirement in 2008, Michael Parloff is the founder and Artistic Director of Parlance Chamber Concerts in Ridgewood, New Jersey. As a lecturer, conductor, and teacher, he has appeared at major concert venues, festivals, and conservatories in the United States and abroad, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music@Menlo, the Juilliard School, Yale University, and Tanglewood. He is also a frequent lecturer for the French cruise line Ponant. Michael Parloff has been a faculty member at Manhattan School of Music since 1985.