Benjamin Smolen

American flutist Benjamin Smolen has performed across the globe, from the United States to Europe, Russia, and Japan. He was appointed Principal Flutist of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra in Orange County, California in 2011. 

Listen To Selected Performances


Wind-Song Sidney Lanier

Benjamin Smolen, flute

2011 Cranbrook Music Guild

Recorded live in Christ Church Cranbrook



Sonata for Fl, Vla Hp Claude Debussy

Benjamin Smolen, flute

Anthony Parce, viola

Grace Browning, harp

Recorded live in Seiji Ozawa Hall

Tanglewood Music Festival 2011


'He's Gone Away' from Mountain Songs Robert Beaser

Benjamin Smolen, flute & Jerome Mouffe, guitar

Excerpt from 'Bach to Beaser' (released Feb. 2015)

Futura Productions


Ten Pieces for Wind Quintet: IV | Gyorgy Ligeti

Recorded live in Seiji Ozawa Hall

Tanglewood Music Festival 2010


Allegro malinconico from Flute Sonata Francis Poulenc

Benjamin Smolen, flute

Myoung Jin Song, piano

2007 Haynes International Flute Competition


Risoluto Harpsichord Quartet Elliott Carter

Benjamin Smolen, flute

Amanda Hardy, oboe

Matt Beckmann, cello

Eliko Akahori, piano

Elliott Carter 100th Birthday Celebration

Recorded Live in Jordan Hall

New England Conservatory of Music, Boston


Etude #24 in F Major, Op. 30 Joachim Andersen

Benjamin Smolen, flute

2010 Nielsen International Flute Competition

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