Canadian-born flutist Jeffrey Khaner has been principal flute of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1990. From 1982 to 1990 he was principal flute of the Cleveland Orchestra, and he has also served as principal of the New York Mostly Mozart Festival and the Atlantic Symphony in Halifax, and as co-principal of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
A noted soloist, Khaner has performed concertos with orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, and Asia, collaborating with conductors including Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Hans Werner Henze, Vladimir Jurowski, Kurt Masur, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Yutaka Sado, Robert Spano, Franz Welser-Möst, and David Zinman. Khaner’s concerto repertoire is extensive and he has premiered many works including the concertos by Ned Rorem, Jonathan Leshnoff, Samuel Jones, Eric Sessler and David Chesky, all written for him.
A graduate of the Juilliard School, Khaner was named to the faculty as flute professor in 2004. Since 1985 he has been a faculty member of the Curtis Institute of Music. He is also Professor of Flute at Lynn University. He has given master classes throughout North, South, and Central America; Europe; and Asia.
As a recitalist, Khaner has appeared on four continents with pianists Charles Abramovic, Christoph Eschenbach, Lowell Liebermann, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Hugh Sung, and many others. He regularly incorporates into the programs the music of today’s composers, many of whom have written expressly for him.
In addition to his orchestral recordings, Khaner has extensively recorded solo flute repertoire. He has released seven critically acclaimed solo CDs on the Avie label. His recording of David Chesky’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, appears on Chesky Records and his recording of Ned Rorem’s concerto is on Naxos. His editions of repertoire, including the Brahms sonatas, are published by the Theodore Presser Company. He is a Yamaha performing artist and clinician.