Photo: Robert Paul Köthe

Joseph Monticello


Joseph Monticello’s playing has been praised by the New York Times and Wall Street Journal as “graceful” and for being as “exciting as the singers.” Equally at home on modern and historical flutes, Joseph is the principal flutist of Boston Baroque and assistant principal flutist with the Florida Grand Opera and Palm Beach Symphony.

As a frequent performer with Miami’s Nu Deco Ensemble, Joseph has shared the stage with many genre-defining artists, including Angélique Kidjo, Wyclef Jean, Kishi Bashi, Tank and the Bangas, Masego, Cory Wong, Cory Henry, Larkin Poe, and Luke James, and has been featured on several of their commercially-released albums, including the chart-topping “Paint the Roses” collaboration with Larkin Poe, which spent four weeks on the Classical, Classical Crossover, and Blues Billboard Charts. Joseph’s playing was also featured on the 2022 Disney film Rosaline, as well as the “Janitsch: Trio Sonatas” album by The Berlin Friday Academy.

In addition to a busy freelance career, Joseph is the Archivist of the New World Symphony, and is also a licensed performer of the Yamatogaku style of shamisen, the traditional Japanese three- stringed lute, having made his professional debut at the National Theatre of Japan under the given name of Yamato Josho (大和晟笙) in Spring 2023.

Joseph is a graduate of The Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory, and Interlochen Arts Academy.