Gary Schocker

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Gary Schocker (born October 18, 1959) is a flutist, composer, and pianist who has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the West German Sinfonia, and I Solisti Italiani among others. He won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1985.

Mr. Schocker has composed sonatas for piano, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, horn, and two pianos, as well as works for flute, many songs, theatrical works, and children's musicals and lives in New York. James Galway premiered Mr. Schocker’s three-movement concerto Green Places at Ireland’s Adair Festival and has also performed this work with the New Jersey Symphony. His musical entitled Far From The Madding Crowd, written with Barbara Campbell, received its world premiere in New Zealand in the Fall of 2000. He is the most-published living composer of flute music with over 150 works in print. Mr. Schocker's music is primarily published by the Theodore Presser Company.

He lives in New York City and Easton, Pennsylvania.



  • "Bach Handel Telemann" baroque Sonatas on Chesky Record
  • "Mozart Flute Quartets" on Chesky Records with Chester String Quartet
  • Flute Forest (2004)
  • Regrets and Resolutions, modern flute works (2000)
  • Airborne, compositions by Schocker himself (2000)
  • The Awakening and Far From the Madding Crowd, a selection of songs from two exciting new musicals recorded by a cast of today's top Broadway performers (2000)
  • "Healing Music" all-Schocker on Azica
  • "Conversations" with Schocker as pianist for Flutist Angela Kelly. All-Schocker on Azica

Garden in Harp works for harp and chamber ensemble with Emily Mitchell Harp, Cavani Quartet and others including Schocker on flute from Azica Records, 2012

  • "For Dad" Poulenc, Hindemith, Faure and Schocker on Azica with pianist Hugh Sung


With Guitarist Jason Vieaux

  • Arioso (2004)
  • Dream Travels (2002)

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