Ryu Cipris plays flute in New York City. Experience: The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra at the Concertgebouw, Music Masters Japan Orchestra at Suntory Hall; contemporary music throughout The Netherlands with the György Ligeti Academy. Solo recitals: Grachtenfestival and Hermitage Museum of Amsterdam as winner of the Dutch International Flute Competition; chamber performances at the Luxembourg Museum of Modern Art with the Joint Venture Percussion Duo. Theatrical work in NYC: The Lion King on Broadway and others. North American tour: Les Misérables. Studies with Marieke Schneemann and Marina Piccinini at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in Holland and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Of Japanese and Yugoslav descent, Ryu is the first member of his family to be born in the USA.