A native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Geralyn Coticone studied flute with Kazuo Tokito and Doriot Anthony Dwyer and earned her bachelor’s degree Summa Cum Laude from Boston University. After a year of playing in such New York groups as the New York Chamber Symphony and the Mostly Mozart Orchestra she joined the National Symphony Orchestra as piccoloist. As soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, she gave the world premiere of Ezra Laderman’s Concertante and was also a participant in the Casals Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Ms. Coticone joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra in the fall of 1990 as solo piccoloist and flutist. She was soloist with the BSO in April 1994, performing Vivaldi’s Concerto in C, and can be heard on numerous recordings on labels including Erato, Angel, EMI, Philips, RCA, Sony, Deutsche Grammophon, BMG, and Koch. Television broadcasts include the Evening at Pops series, Salute to Symphony, and A Capitol Fourth. She retired from her position with the Boston Symphony in 2003.
As a highly-regarded master clinician, Ms. Coticone has taught throughout the country, including places such as the New World Symphony, the Masterworks Festival, New England Conservatory, and the National Flute Association Convention. Ms. Coticone joined the faculties of the Boston Conservatory and Boston University College of Fine Arts in the falls of 2001 and 2005 respectively, and is thrilled to be a faculty member of the Boston Flute Academy.
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