Flutist Keith Bonner has performed in a wide variety of ensembles, ranging from symphony and opera orchestras to small chamber groups, Broadway pits and ensembles specializing in new music.
Mr. Bonner is currently principal flute of the New York Symphonic Ensemble and Riverside Symphony. He has performed with the Symphony Orchestras of New Jersey, Greenwich and Stamford, CT as well as the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, Strathmere Festival Orchestra and the Brooklyn and Long Island Philharmonics. Other positions have included principal flute with the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, the Ashlawn-Highland Opera Festival and the Dicapo Opera Orchestra. He has performed with the National Orchestral Association New Music Project and the Patrick Grant Ensemble. As soloist, Mr. Bonner has performed concertos by Gluck, Teleman, Bach, Doppler and Mozart with various orchestras in the New York metropolitan area and across Japan with the New York Symphonic Ensemble. Keith has also performed much chamber music for flute with the Lenape Chamber Ensemble, ElmCity Chamber Fest, Carolina Chamber Music Festival, Wind Soloists of New York and on the St. Alban’s Recital Series.
Mr. Bonner has traveled the country as principal flute of the National Touring Company of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera and as flute soloist during the 2005 Tim Janis Ensemble’s PBS Tour of America. On Broadway in New York, he has performed in the productions of Ragtime, Nine, Fiddler on the Roof, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Porgy and Bess and South Pacific.
Mr. Bonner holds a bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a Professional Studies Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His teachers included some of the most important orchestral principals in the country - Michael Parloff of the Metropolitan Opera, Jeffrey Khaner of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Joshua Smith of the Cleveland Orchestra.
Mr. Bonner is on the faculty of Brooklyn College and 92nd Street Y. He was a board member of the New York Flute Club from 2006 until 2012.