about

Ryu Cipris is a Japanese-American flute player performing in New York City. He most often works on Broadway with The Lion King and Wicked, and freelances with ensembles such as the New Haven Symphony, Opera Saratoga, Greenwich Symphony, the New York Pops, and Radio City Christmas Spectacular. He has recorded with Yale Schola Cantorum and appeared on HBO’s The Gilded Age.

Ryu studied at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore and Amsterdam Conservatory in The Netherlands. He was then hired for the 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables where he met his husband, percussionist Eric Borghi—they toured North America for over 1,000 performances before returning to the tri-state area in 2013.