about

Ryu Cipris is a Japanese and Serbo-Croatian American flutist. He has been a guest principal with the New Haven Symphony, Greenwich Symphony, and New Jersey Festival Orchestra, and a soloist with the Queens Symphony. Ryu performs at premier venues in New York City–most frequently on Broadway with The Lion King where he has been a substitute for the past decade, and with ensembles such as The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Christmas Spectacular. On television, he worked on HBO’s The Gilded Age.

Ryu was a student of Marieke Schneemann and Marina Piccinini at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Peabody Institute; he won the Dutch International Flute Competition during his studies. Immediately after grad school, he was hired for the North American tour of Les Misérables where he met his husband, percussionist Eric Borghi.

Ryu plays on a custom instrument made for him by Powell Flutes.