Gemeinhardt: Flute Maker Spotlight...

May 2, 2018 by

Can you give a little history about the company, from where it began to where it is now, and the future? Founded by Kurt Gemeinhardt, a 4th generation flute-maker from Markneukirchen, Germany, the Gemeinhardt company was established in 1948 in Elkhart, IN, 20 years after Gemeinhardt’s immigration to the...

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Gonjiam Flute Festival Report

Apr 2, 2018 by

This past February, The Flute View was invited to participate in the Gonjiam Festival. Below we’re sharing our own personal experiences of the festival. Barbara: I was so pleased when Philipp Jundt (whom we met at the Galway Flute Festival) invited us to both perform, teach and lecture at...

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Master Classes and Lessons at the Gonjiam Festival. by Barbara Siesel...

Apr 2, 2018 by

At the Gonjiam Music Festival, master teachers from around the world give open lessons to over 60 students attending the festival. I tried to attend as many of these classes as possible since I’d never heard any of these wonderful flutists and pedagogues teach before and I love learning...

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The Flute View In Concert (Seoul Arts Center)...

Apr 2, 2018 by

The Flute View Trio premiered Nicole Chamberlain's OLYMPUS for Flute Trio and Orchestra, written exclusively for the Gonjiam Festival 2018.  Fluter Scooter, Viviana Guzman and Barbara Siesel, Soloists, Philippe Bernold, Conductor with the Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra in the Seoul Arts Center in Seoul, Korea.            ...

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Gonjiam Flute Festival: Video Interviews...

Apr 2, 2018 by

Viviana Guzman interviewed several of the Guest Artists of the Gonjiam Festival. Browse below to see interviews with Peter-Lukas Graf, Philippe Bernold, Yunhwa Song, Demarre McGill, Anne-Catherine Heinzmann, Christina Fassbender, and Festival Directors Philip Jundt and Soohyun Paik.              ...

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Practice Like a Pro. By Dr. Terri Sánchez...

Feb 1, 2018 by

Terri Sánchez is currently the Senior Lecturer in Flute at the University of Texas at Arlington and a Miyazawa Performing Artist. Legendary flutist Paula Robison writes, “Sánchez has a beautiful presence as a player, and her sparkling clear sound spins out and fills the air with poetry.” After Sánchez premiered his...

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MeToo in the Flute Community. By Mara Miller and The Flute View...

Dec 1, 2017 by

Call to Action   Many have recently become familiar with the social media movement called, “Me too.” Initially, its’ origins stem from activist, Tarana Burke, who created the movement in the late 90’s to support women of color that have experienced sexual abuse or assault. In October of 2017,...

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12 Holiday Flute Gift Ideas

Dec 1, 2017 by

The Flute View's Holiday Gift Ideas Do you need help with a creative gift for your favorite flutist?  Following are a sample list of our personal favorite flute items.  Feel free to include  YOUR suggestions, too.   HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! -The Flute View Team     Viviana's List 1. Does...

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Dr. G’s November Flute Horoscopes. By Rachel Taylor Geier...

Nov 1, 2017 by

Welcome to November 2017! It is officially Scorpio Season. For most of this month the Sun, Jupiter, and Venus are all highlighting the sign of Scorpio. The New Moon falling on November 18th in the sign of Scorpio is also extending the spotlight on this trifecta well into December....

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NEW COLUMN: Dr. G’s Flute Horoscopes. by Rachel Taylor Geier...

Oct 1, 2017 by

The big news for everybody this month is that Jupiter, planet of expansion, growth, abundance, and learning, is entering the sign of Scorpio on October 10th. This will mean different things for each sign depending on which astrological house Jupiter lands in. With the Sun also moving into Scorpio...

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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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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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July 2017 PDF Download

Jul 2, 2017 by

Download the PDF of The Flute View July 2017. Interviews with Lady Jeanne Galway and Dallas Flute Teacher Extraordinaire, Monica Song. Kaori Fuji Cecil shares what is new with Music Beyond. Dr. Cate Hummel shares tips on Blowing the flute! Dr. Nicole Riner shares a Commissioning Guide. Fluterscooter shares...

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Tips for Smarter Social Media Commenting. By Rachel Hacker...

Jul 1, 2017 by

The Flute View has written about social media use on many occasions. Each of us who write for the magazine have benefited from interacting with a daily network of flutists and musicians from all over the world.  Blunders with people from the digital world are likely, if not inevitable....

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In Memoriam: Tribute to Phil Dikeman...

Jun 1, 2017 by

Philip Dikeman, Associate Professor of Flute, was a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for almost 20 years. During his tenure with the DSO, he held the position of Assistant Principal Flute, as well as Acting Principal Flute for his final two seasons. He also appeared as concerto soloist...

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Emily Skala: Artist Interview

Jun 1, 2017 by

Emily Skala has been the Principal Flutist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since 1988 and a faculty member of the Peabody Institute since 1989. Recent years have provided substantial opportunity for international travel to Brazil, the United Kingdom, France and Germany, to perform on tour and at music festivals...

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Texas Flute Festival Overview

Jun 1, 2017 by

The 40th Annual Texas Flute Society Flute Festival was held on May 18 to 20, 2017, in the charming town of Denton, Texas at the Texas Women's University.  This festival, which has in the past presented such flute stars as Paula Robison, Carol Wincenc, Greg Pattillo, Christina Jennings, Gary...

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Winners of The Flute View Young Artists Competition...

May 18, 2017 by

THE JUDGES:   Francesca Arnone   Jasmine Choi   Tara Helen O'Connor       CONTRATULATIONS TO ALL! Tara wrote:   After a lovely discussion via conference call from Korea-NY- Florida, the final results are....   THE WINNERS:   FIRST PLACE - AUDREY EMATA Altus Handmade Flutes 1st Prize $1,000...

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The Flute’s Mainstream Moment. By Mara Miller and Justine Stephens...

May 1, 2017 by

As one of the oldest wind instruments, the flute is a staple in Eastern music, classical music, and jazz due in no small part to its versatility in tone and character. Even the presence of flute in modern popular music has become prevalent and widespread across genres. Typically hidden...

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