Audrey Emata: The Flute View Young Artist Competition Winner...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Audrey Emata, 16, debuted as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Verizon Hall at age 12, and has also soloed with the Allentown, Lansdowne, Ambler, Warminster, Old York Road, Delaware County, and Juilliard Pre-College orchestras; she will be performing with the Kennett Symphony at Longwood Gardens in August 2017. ...

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The First Panama Flute Festival...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Dafne Guevara, Manuel Ruiz Acosta, and Valentin Martinez are the founders of APAFLUT (Asociación Panameña de Flautistas), the brand new and first flute association in Panama.   Fluterscooter was a Guest Artist of their first flute festival this summer in Panama City.  In this interview, she asks them about the festival, starting a flute association...

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Carlos Escribá Cano: Album Review...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Flutist, composer, arranger, and music producer, Carlos Cano Escribá plays with a grenadilla wooden flute from Verne Q. Powell Flutes.  Born in Havana in 1971, he completed his studies at the National School of Music. Mr. Escribá is a former member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, with which...

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The Flute View Competition Winners...

Sep 1, 2017 by

  The 3rd Prize and Audience Favorite Winners of The Flute View Young Artist Competition are Joanna Kim and Jennifer Huang. Joanna Kim is a 16 year old flutist from Austin, TX. She currently studies with Jennifer Keeney. Some of her achievements are: 1st at the Donna Marie Haire, 1st...

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365 Days of Flute. By Robin Meiksins...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Online challenges and process projects have been a popular category for quite a few years now. Hilary Hahn has been doing a ‘100 Days of Practice” challenge on Instagram, and there are thousands of YouTube challenges that range anywhere from eating chili peppers, to dancing, to answering questions. On...

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Freewriting the Future: Flute Blogs. By Rachel Taylor Geier...

Sep 1, 2017 by

According to the National Science Foundation, our brains produce 50,000 thoughts per day. Some of these thoughts may be individual interpretations of the world around us, and many, delivered in the proper form, may be valuable to audiences far and wide. Social media platforms have made it possible to...

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A Formal Analysis by Heidi Kay Begay...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Heidi Kay Begay is currently a doctoral flute performance major studying with Dr. Lisa Garner Santa at Texas Tech University. Heidi has held many teaching titles, which include adjunct music instructor positions at Eastern New Mexico University and Tarrant County College. She has held executive and festival committee positions with the Texas Flute...

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Barbara Kortmann: Artist Interview with Barbara Siesel...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Flutist Barbara Kortmann was born in Munich in 1985. She completed her studies with Andrea Lieberknecht at the Hanover University of Music, with Felix Renggli at the Music Academy of Basel in Switzerland and at the Mozarteum with Michael Martin Kofler in Austria. Her concert debut at the age of 14 at Hamburg’s...

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Yossi Arnheim: Artist Interview with Barbara Siesel...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Yossi Arnheim is Principal Flutist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and head of the wind programs at the Jerusalem Music Centre.  He is a frequent soloist with the Israel Philharmonic and other orchestras in Israel, and has performed as soloist and recitalist in the USA, Canada, Brazil, China, Singapore, Japan,...

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Paolo Taballione: Artist Interview with Barbara Siesel...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Tell us how you came to be a musician.   My family were amateur musicians, not professional, but they all played music. At 8 I started playing the violin, and stopped after 2 years. In Italy you chose your next school at 11 and I picked a school that...

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Ernesto Fernandez: Artist Interview with Barbara Siesel...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Cuban-born Ernesto Fernandez is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music at Miami Dade College and Director of Bands at Rockway Middle School. He earned a degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Performance with an emphasis in Music Business from the University of Miami. His dissertation provides a methodology...

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Galway Flute Festival: Concert Reviews...

Aug 1, 2017 by

Opening Gala Concert with Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway   The gala concert featuring Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway was the perfect opener to a week long of concerts, and it featured the "classics" such as Chaminade's Concertino, Widor's Suite, Faure's Fantasie, and Doppler's Andante and Rondo.  It is...

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Galway Flute Festival: The Guest Artists...

Aug 1, 2017 by

  The Guest Artists of the Galway Flute Festival gave incredible masterclasses and concerts and came from all over the world. We asked them about their experiences at the festival, their flute stories, and advice they would offer to young students.      Kersten McCall Artist in Residence Philipp...

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Galway Flute Festival: The Students...

Aug 1, 2017 by

  The students of the Galway Flute Festival were not only fantastic flutists, but also great personalities! We asked them about the festival, working with Sir James Galway, their goals, inspirations, and advice they would offer to younger students.      Katy Wherry 2017 Rising Star  Amy Gillen 2017 Rising...

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Galway Flute Festival: Reflections (Viviana Guzman)...

Aug 1, 2017 by

From the moment I landed, I felt that there was something extraordinary about this festival.  The magic starts when you first set your eyes on Lake Lucerne.  Breathing the air, smelling the country fragrances, eating the marvelous salads at Stella Matutina,  are just the introduction, then it becomes even...

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The Nuns of Stella Matutina

Aug 1, 2017 by

As equally as inspiring as the flutists of the festival, were the nuns of Stella Matutina. Nuns have always fascinated me, so I was kind of excited to get to know some of them, too. I have “nun blood” in my Catholic background, and I have often considered becoming...

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Galway Flute Festival: Reflections (Fluterscooter)...

Aug 1, 2017 by

I did not know what to expect when Lady Jeanne Galway invited The Flute View to be a part of the festival in Weggis, but I knew what I was craving: and that was COMMUNITY. If there was one thing that I could take away from my experience, it would be...

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Galway Flute Festival: The Workshops...

Aug 1, 2017 by

At the Galway Flute Festival, there are workshops every day by the guest artists. These are a great way to learn about how the artist teaches and thinks. Here are a few take aways from the workshops I attended:   Juliette Hurel   French flutist Juliette Hurel has a...

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Galway Flute Festival: Reflections (Barbara Siesel)...

Aug 1, 2017 by

What a week! When I arrived in Weggis, Switzerland for the Galway Flute Festival I didn’t know what to expect, certainly not the inspiring, loving, musical and exciting week that I experienced!! Here are some of the highlights for me: It’s incredibly beautiful here – the mountains, trees and...

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Galway Flute Festival: The Masterclasses...

Aug 1, 2017 by

The heart of the Galway Flute Festival are the classes by Sir James and Lady Jeanne. Every day in the mornings and afternoons they both work with their students in great depth, with intensity and enthusiasm. Each day starts with morning warm-ups with Sir James, the students, the guest...

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