Lanny Pollet

Lanny Pollet
Professor Emeritus

B.Mus. (Eastman), M.Mus. (UVic)

Area of expertise

Flute, Orchestration

Brief Biography

Lanny Pollet retired from the UVic School of Music where he taught flute, theory and orchestration and was active in chamber music, orchestra and as soloist. Present interests include early music and world music with Denis Donnelly, Celtic harpist plus assisting his wife, Frances Pollet, at First+Metropolitan United Church as a chorister and conductor.

His flutistic background includes study with Byron Hester (Houston Symphony), Paul Hockstad (Denver Symphony), Joseph Mariano (Eastman), Felix Skowronek (Soni Venturum Woodwind Quintet) and Hans-Martin Linde (baroque performance practice).

Longtime member of Victoria’s musical community, he has played in the Palm Court Orchestra, the Victoria Operatic Society, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society and in other theatrical productions. He has been a member in the Pacific Wind Quintet (founding member), a flute, cello and piano trio, the Victoria Music Festival Contemporary Music Ensemble, a flute/guitar duo, the Cassenti Players and has performed many years with his colleague and friend, Bruce Vogt (piano). Early experience includes: 1st flute in the Lake George Opera Festival Orchestra, 1st Flute in the Colorado Springs Orchestra and flutist in the NORAD and Air Force Academy bands.