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Doriot Anthony Dwyer

Flute Faculty

Doriot Anthony Dwyer is the former principal flute of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO/1952–1990) and the first woman to have ever been permanently appointed to a principal chair of a major symphony orchestra.

Anthony Dwyer studied flute with Ernest Leigl, Georges Barriere, William Kincaid and Joseph Mariano. Previously a member of the National Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, she is a charter member of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players. She has appeared in solo performances with the BSO and other orchestras in this country and abroad, and has performed solo recitals in Alice Tully Hall and Sanders Theater.

Anthony Dwyer is the recipient of Sanford Fellowship from Yale School of Music (1975). She was nominated to the Women's Hall of Fame and accepted a Woman of Achievement Award on behalf of her ancestor, Susan B. Anthony.

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