Flutist Tara Helen O’Connor is a founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning New Millennium Ensemble, a member of the virtuoso woodwind quintet Windscape and the chamber ensemble Andalucian Dogs. An artist member of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for the past two seasons she also performs regularly with at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, the Spoleto Festival USA and Music from Angel Fire. She has appeared on “Live from Lincoln Center” and on A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts. Among her recent recording projects are Marc Neikrug’s Through Roses with Pinchas Zukerman and actor John Rubenstein, a CD of Bach flute sonatas and a recording of contemporary pieces for flute and piano written for her. She received two 2003 Grammy nominations for her recording of Osvaldo Golijov’s Yiddishbbuk. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, O’Connor teaches masterclasses at the Banff Centre in Canada, is professor of flute and head of the wind department at Purchase College Conservatory of Music and is on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music and Bard College Conservatory of Music. An avid photographer, she has photo credits in Time Out, Strad and Chamber Music America magazines.