Who are some famous flute players?
There's a surprisingly small amount that was originally written for flute. Bach wrote several well-known pieces for flute, like his sonatas. The Faur'e Fantasy is also well-played, and the Firebird suite has a really famous flute part in it, even though it's for orchestra. The Peter and the Wolf flute part is also part of most flute players' repertoire, but I don't think that it's paid much attention to by the rest of the music…