Flutist William Kincaid was born in Minneapolis on March 27, 1895. He became the prize flute pupil of Georges Barrère and was invited to join the New York Symphony by Walter Damrosch in 1914. Leopold Stokowski selected Kincaid as the Solo Flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1982. He taught most of the Principal Flutists in our Major Orchestras at the Curtis Institute of Music from 1924 to 1963. He played a Powell flute made of platinum.