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Michelle Kelly


Michele Kelly, Relâche Ensemble flutist since 1998, also served as the ensemble’s co-Artistic Director from 2004 through 2018. She appears on the group’s four most recent recordings: Press Play, Eight Point Turn, Kyle Gann's The Planets, and Comix Trips. She also appears on the Centaur Records discs Inverno Azul and Flute Loops, featuring the chamber music of Cynthia Folio, alongside whom she has been a featured soloist in Folio’s double concerto Winds of Change. A versatile performer in a variety of settings, Michele regularly appears with numerous small and large ensembles throughout the region when not with Relâche. At the University of Pennsylvania, she is the founder, Director and Conductor of Penn Flutes, an ensemble of over fifty performing members, with regular performances and educational outreach programs throughout the region, a model she also maintains within an extensive private teaching studio. She received her MMus from the University of Michigan, where she also received a Specialist's degree in Chamber Music Performance. The daughter of noted abstract expressionist artist James Groff, Michele lives in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia with her family.