High School Soloist Competition!...

Apr 22, 2016 by

The Flute View Competition is open to High School students who are under the age of 18 (ages 13-18) by June 1, 2016.  Each applicant must be a current subscriber to The Flute View Magazine. Repertoire: 1) Otar Taktakishvili Sonata for flute and piano, Movement III. Allegro Scherzando 2)...

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The Lifting Flutist, By Sarah Howard...

Mar 1, 2016 by

Who is the lifting flutist? That’s a tough question to answer, considering the birth of this concept happened naturally by me just goofing off in the gym. Here’s the short of it. I’m Sarah Howard, and I’m a flutist in the U.S. Air Force. I happen to have quite the passion...

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Can Failure Help Success? by Barbara Siesel...

Mar 1, 2016 by

If you’ve never failed you’ve never tried anything new! Last month we spoke about the power of quitting, this month we'll speak about the power of failure to inform our progress as artists and entrepreneurs. While doing research for this article I’ve been reading about famous people who’ve failed...

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Find The Perfect Flute On Any Budget. by Joshua Johnson...

Mar 1, 2016 by

Music, of all the art forms, is perhaps the one that speaks most directly to all people, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, religion, or personal taste. Anyone can sing a song, beat a drum, or for those of us fortunate enough to have been brought up in well-equipped school...

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My Time With The Hare Krishna Tree. by Rachel Hacker...

Mar 1, 2016 by

In December of 2015, I had graduated with my Master's in Music, from New York University. In order to save money, I chose to leave New York, until I made my next life plan. I was in the process of applying for my Doctorate. I would be moving back...

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Talking Business with Sarah Hollandsworth of Flute World & JL Smith...

Dec 2, 2015 by

1.  How did you get into the flute industry, and how many years have you worked for J.L. Smith & Co.? I first started in the flute business in 2007. Having finished a Bachelors degree in Flute Performance at the North Carolina School of the Arts a few years...

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Yubeen Kim Prague Flute Competition Winner...

Jun 1, 2015 by

When did you start playing? I started playing the flute when I was 10 years old. Actually I started playing the piano before playing the flute. Why did you choose to play the flute? My mother was playing the flute as a hobby, and I was following her lessons....

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The Azeem Ward Meme

May 15, 2015 by

Azeem Ward was advertising his Senior Recital which is taking place May 16 at 3pm at the Karl Geiringer Hall at UC Santa Barbara.  A student of Jill Felber, Azeem created a Facebook event page, as we do, and invited 600 of his friends to go.  Someone in the...

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Geneva Competition Finals December 1st at 8pm...

Nov 30, 2014 by

69th Geneva International Flute Competition FINAL ROUND will take place on December 1st at 8 pm at the Victoria Hall in Geneva, Switzerland. The candidates will perform with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Chalvin. The three candidates selected for the Final round are: Ms. Elena BADAEVA (25...

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Viviana Guzman: Traveling Sonata CD review...

Oct 1, 2013 by

Traveling Sonata : Viviana Guzman & Jeremy Jouve (Artist), Viviana Guzman (Flutist), Jeremy Jouve (Guitarist/Composer), Format: Audio CD and Download Viviana Guzman's new CD, “Traveling Sonata” with guitarist Jeremy Jouve, is a pleasure to listen to, recorded with Grammy winning engineer Keith O. Johnson for Reference Recordings at Skywalker Sound Studios. This...

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Raffaele Trevisani: Artist Interview...

Oct 1, 2013 by

Can you give us 3 pivotal moments that were essential to creating the artist that you've become? 1) The loss of my father when I was 17 before I started to play the flute,  2) the meeting with my wife, Paola,  3)  the meeting with James Galway. Tell us...

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Kaori Fujii: Artist Interview

Oct 1, 2013 by

At what age did you first come to the USA? How was this transition for you?  What did you learn from this experience? I came to the United States in 2008. The transition was... challenging to say the least! I didn't have any work for the first 6 months,...

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Joshua Smith: LIVE at Happy Dog Review...

Oct 1, 2013 by

LIVE at Happy Dog - Two Vinyl Disc Set A couple of years ago, Joshua Smith, principal flute of The Cleveland Orchestra, met Sean Watterson, who had recently returned to his hometown of Cleveland after a career in international finance. In an unlikely professional swerve, Watterson was now a...

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After the Etudes: or How to Reinvent Yourself as a Flutist Again…and Again: by Suzanne Weller...

May 1, 2013 by

Once out of college with my Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance, life was dandy and profitable. I had inherited a dozen flute and piano students from a local music school, played in two orchestras and performed at weddings, receptions and parties every weekend with harpists, string trios or guitarists....

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The Good Life: by Susanna Loewy...

May 1, 2013 by

Every so often, I say I'm going to quit. Things aren't working out, it seems. Take the auditions and advance to the next round or don't, but that isn't even really the point. The problem: the process, for me, has become entirely too negative, too self-deprecating. Music is a...

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