Collection of notable flutists who have made publicly available recordings of the flute repertoire represented on the MASTERING the FLUTE website.
René Le Roy was a prominent French flutist who studied with Adolphe Hennebains, Léopold Lafleurance and Philippe Gaubert at the Conservatoire de Paris.
Le Roy was a popular soloist and chamber music player who made many recordings. He was a founding member of "Quintette Instrumental de Paris", the chamber music group consisting of flute, harp and string trio who inspired many composers to write music for them: Albert Roussel, Vincent d'Indy etc.
In 1952 he became a solo flutist in the New York City Opera where he remained for sixteen years. In 1971 he moved back to Paris and taught chamber music at the Paris Conservatory.