Associate Principal Flute
Associate Principal Flute Julie Ranti joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1985, at the time its youngest member at age 24.
She grew up in Montréal in a musical family: her father was Principal Trumpet of Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, her mother a harpist; her brother Richard is a Boston Symphony Orchestra bassoonist. Ms. Ranti began her flute studies with Jeanne Baxtresser in Montréal, then attended The Juilliard School where she studied with Julius Baker and Samuel Baron. Prior to joining the TSO, Ms Ranti was engaged by the Hamilton Philharmonic, National Ballet of Canada, and Canadian Opera Company.
Ms Ranti is an active chamber musician and founding member of the Bach Consort. She maintains a teaching studio, coaches the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra flute section, is on faculty of the National Music Camp, and has taught at the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
The mother of two adult children—one a professional symphonic musician—she lives near High Park with her husband and dog, trying to keep fit and engaging in culinary experiments and cultural adventures.