Sophie Lanthier is a Toronto-based freelance flutist with a devoted interest in contemporary music as both a soloist and chamber musician. A dynamic and expressive performer, she is committed to discovering and programming flute repertoire that represents the growing diversity of the contemporary flute scene, with a vested interest in flute music by female composers.
As an orchestral musician, Lanthier has worked with several world-renowned conductors, including Gábor Takács-Nagy, Bramwell Tovey, Johannes Debus, Andras Keller, Tania Miller, and Leon Fleisher. She has also been featured as a soloist with the Northwestern University Baroque Music Ensemble, performing JS Bach’s Cantata no. 209 and Vivaldi’s Chamber Concerto in G minor RV 107. In addition, she performed the first movement of Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G major in December of 2019 as a soloist with the Northwestern University Philharmonia.
Lanthier is currently attending the University of Toronto as a Doctor of Musical Arts student, studying with Leslie Newman. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance with Honours from the University of Toronto, an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. Her previous teachers include Nora Shulman, Susan Hoeppner, and John Thorne.
Outside of her formal academic studies, Lanthier has attended the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, Centre d’Arts Orford, and was a member of the Continuum Ensemble’s HATCH Ensemble in 2019, as well as a flutist in the National Academy Orchestra of Canada’s 2020 and 2021 seasons.