Courtney Westcott has performed as a regular soloist or principal flute with Seattle Baroque, NYS Baroque (Ithaca), and Tafelmusik (Toronto). She has recorded for CBC, NPR, and the Wildboar, Loft, ATMA, and Focus labels. The CD J. C. Bach Sonatas, on Loft Recordings, was praised by Gramophone for the “joy in these performances.” A founding member of the chamber ensemble Zephyrus, she has been described as a “consummate flute player ... technically flawless” and her playing as “a conversation with each phrase and detail shaped” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). In 1980, she was the first woman and second person to receive a Soloist Diploma on the Baroque Flute from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where she studied with Barthold Kuijken and Frans Vester. With flutemaker Peter Noy she collaborates on the research and development of flutes based on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century originals.