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Elvin Schlanger

Elvin Schlanger

3rd Flute/ Piccolo

Southern California native Elvin Schlanger is the newly appointed 3rd Flute/Piccolo of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. He is also the Principal Flute of the California Young Artists Symphony and has made appearances with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, and Symphony San Jose.

Elvin has won and placed in several competitions including the Sphinx Orchestral Partners Competition, the Music Academy of the West Keston MAX Competition, and the Music Academy of the West Duo Competition. Most recently, he was awarded 2nd prize in the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition. He has appeared as a soloist with the Inland Valley Youth Symphony, Southern California Philharmonic, Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Academy Festival Orchestra, and the Colburn Orchestra.

Elvin received his Artist Diploma from the Colburn School where he studied with Jim Walker. He is also a graduate of the Yale School of Music where he earned his Master’s Degree studying with Ransom Wilson, and of CSU Long Beach where he received his Bachelor’s Degree studying with Dr. John Barcellona. He has had the honor of working with legendary flutists and teachers such as Denis Bouriakov, Sarah Jackson, Carol Wincenc, Demarre McGill, Jennifer Grim, Philippe Bernold, Emmanuel Pahud, Yubeen Kim, and Sebastian Jacot.

Elvin is a Wm. S. Haynes Young Artist, and plays a Haynes Custom Fusion flute.