Ryu Cipris is a Japanese and Serbo-Croatian American flutist, freelancing in New York City for the past decade. Ryu has worked on Broadway with The Lion King, at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops, and on TV with HBO’s The Gilded Age. In recent seasons he has been a guest principal with the New Haven Symphony and New Jersey Festival Orchestra, and a soloist with the Queens Symphony Orchestra.

Ryu studied with Marieke Schneemann and Marina Piccinini at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Peabody Institute. While completing his master’s in The Netherlands, he won the Dutch International Flute Competition and premiered new works as a member of the Ligeti Academy. Following grad school, Ryu spent years on the road with the 25th anniversary tour of Les Misérables.