The Greatest Flautists of All Time Bands/Musicians

The Greatest Flautists of All Time

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List Criteria: The absolute best flautists in history. Vote up the musicians who are the best on the flute.

The flute is a very popular member of the woodwind family. Unlike other woodwind instruments that have a reed on the mouthpiece, like the clarinet, the flute is played by placing the mouth over the opening towards the top, and unless the flautist plays with exact precision the sound just won’t come out right. It's a very delicate instrument that must be played with great accuracy. Who are the greatest flautists of all time who have done this?

The flute has a very soft sound to it and mastering the craft is not just for anyone! But the musicians on this list have earned their place by being the best of the best. This list contains famous flautists, both living and dead, and has been ranked by music lovers to determine the all time best flautists.
 
This list features the all time greatest flautists including, Andrew Latimer, Buddy Collette, and Czesław Niemen. Vote up the best flute players below and see where the musicians you think are great rank.
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Classical music, Jazz

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    Pop music, Classical music

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    Jazz, Progressive rock, Neoclassicism

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    Ron Burgundy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Flautists of All Time

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    Ron Burgundy Jazz, Jazz Funk, Jazz fusion The most unbelievable jazz flautist of our time.

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    Jim Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Flautists of All Time

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    Jim Lockhart Celtic Rock Member of legendary Irish Celtic rock band, Horslips

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    Classical; contemporary; folk

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    Classical; Baroque

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    Marco Di Meco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Flautists of All Time

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    Marco Di Meco Jazz, Avant-garde Italian jazz flutist and composer.

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    Hsu Wei Yen

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    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    Alexander Zonjic

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    Jazz fusion, Jazz

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    New Age, World music, Jazz

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    Classical; contemporary

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    Folk music, Classical music

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    Smooth jazz

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    Elida Inman Tjørve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Flautists of All Time

    Elida Inman Tjørve Classical; contemporary; chamber

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    Robert Aiken Robert Aitken is a Canadian flautist, composer, and specialist in new music.

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    Classical music, Jazz

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    Kozmigroov, Jazz-funk, Electro

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    Avant-garde jazz, Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion

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    Hard bop, Bebop

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    New Age, Jazz

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    Jazz fusion, Jazz

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    Progressive rock, Canterbury scene, Symphonic rock

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    Andrea Griminelli is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Flautists of All Time

    Andrea Griminelli

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    Roberto Fabbriciani is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Flautists of All Time

    Roberto Fabbriciani Classical music

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    Ray Thomas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Flautists of All Time

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    Ray Thomas Rock music

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    David Odzelashvili is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Flautists of All Time

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    David Odzelashvili

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    Larry Beauregard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Flautists of All Time

    Larry Beauregard Contemporary classical music

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    Fito Nicolau is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Flautists of All Time

    Fito Nicolau Classical; contemporary

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    Hilary Du Pré is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Flautists of All Time

    Hilary Du Pré Classical; contemporary

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    Elżbieta Dmoch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Flautists of All Time

    Elżbieta Dmoch Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Doriot Anthony Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Flautists of All Time

    Doriot Anthony Dwyer Classical music

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    Folk music, Jazz, Celtic music

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    Rock music

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    Folk music of Ireland

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    Classical; contemporary

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    Bossa nova

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    New Age music, Third stream, Swing music

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    Pop music, Smooth jazz, Soul music

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    Cool jazz, West Coast jazz, West Coast blues

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    Folk; contemporary; new world

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    Progressive rock

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