Scott Kemsley, Principal Flute

A native of North Carolina, Scott Kemsley joined the New York City Ballet Orchestra in

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the spring of 2018 as their Principal Flutist. He is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School where he received a Bachelors of Music degree and studied with Jeffrey Khaner.

Before returning to New York, Scott played with various orchestras such as the Florida Grand Opera, New World Symphony, Orchestra Miami, and the Palm Beach Symphony.

Equally versed as a soloist, Scott has been a prizewinner at several international and regional competitions. He was the first prize winner of the North Carolina Symphony’s Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Young Artist Competition which resulted in a concerto performance with the orchestra. Scott made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2011 after being named a first prize winner of the Alexander and Buono International Flute Competition.