Janet See is one of today's leading performers on baroque and early classical flutes and has been referred to by one music critic as "the flutist of choice in baroque repertoire." American born, she grew up in Seattle and trained at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She went on to specialize in early music at The Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
As a soloist in both orchestral and chamber music, Ms. See now performs and records throughout Europe and North America. In London, where she resided for 11 years, Ms. See was principal flautist with the English Baroque Soloists and co-principal with the Orchestre Révolutionaire et Romantique (Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor) with whom she toured and recorded extensively.
She has recorded for the BBC, WDR, and French radio and television and has performed in chamber music festivals throughout Europe. In America, Ms. See is co-principal flautist with the San Francisco Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (Nicholas McGegan, conductor) with whom she has made a highly acclaimed recording of Vivaldi Concertos. She has performed in chamber music festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Ms. See has recorded on the Harmonia Mundi, DGG (Archive), EMI, Phillips, Erato, Hyperion, and Titanic labels. Her recording of the complete flute sonatas by J.S. Bach can be found on the Harmonia Mundi USA label.
In addition to her performing, recording, and teaching flute, Janet See is also a teacher of the F.M. Alexander Technique, having trained in London at the Constructive Teaching Center.