Lanny Pollet

B.Mus. (Eastman), M.Mus. (U. of Vic.)
Professor Emeritus
Flute, Orchestration

MacLaurin Building (Music Wing)
By Appointment

Brief Biography

Lanny Pollet retired from the School of Music,University of Victoria 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.

Available publications:

Overture to the Marriage of Figaro Overture - Mozart
transcribed for woodwind quintet
pub.- Ludwig Music Publishing
The Roman Carnival Overture - Berlioz
transcribed for woodwind quintet
pub. - EMU Publishing  (
Two Poems of Reminiscence by Thomas Hardy - Pollet
SATB choir and piano
pub. -  Cantus Quercus Press (
The Oxen - Pollet
SATB choir
pub. – Cantus Quercus Press

Available recordings:

Riverstone Hearth and By the Hearth - two cd recordings of world music for flute, recorders, Irish harp and guitar performed by Denis Donnelly (Irish harp, guitars) and Lanny Pollet (flutes and recorders)  - (
Evenings in Vienna-Beethoven for Guitar and Friends - Serenades and Bagatelles by Beethoven transcribed for flute, strings and guitar performed by School of Music faculty Ann Elliott-Goldschmid - violin, Joanna Hood - viola, Alexander Dunn - guitar and Lanny Pollet, flute. If purchased at the School of Music, University of Victoria office, all proceeds go to the Richard Ely Scholarship.
Poetic License – music by Debussy, Mozart, Handel and Brahms transcribed for flute and piano. (with Bruce Vogt, piano) – Titanic Records


Below are excerpts of music performed by Mr. Pollet and his colleagues at the School of Music - from the cd's and live performances.