Christina Jennings: Juggling Flute and Family...

May 2, 2018 by

Flutist Christina Jennings enjoys a musical career made up of diverse performing and recording, collaborations, and work guiding young musicians. In great demand as a teacher, Ms. Jennings is the director of the Panoramic Flutist and on faculty at CU Boulder and Greenwood Music Camp. What do you like...

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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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Rozalind MacPhail: Artist Interview...

May 2, 2018 by

Innovative Gemeinhardt Artist/Clinician, Rozalind MacPhail recently took home an ECMA for Electronic Recording of the Year and MusicNL’s Female Artist of the Year. One of the world’s leaders in flute looping and live film scoring, this classically-trained flutist blends effected flute, electronics, voice, omnichord, field recordings and silent film...

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Rozalind MacPhail’s 15 Healthy Habits on the Road...

May 2, 2018 by

1. Juice half a lemon with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of unpasteurized honey and mix into a big warm glass of water. Drink on an empty stomach daily when you first wake up. 2. Meditate for 15 minutes upon waking up and before going...

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How Your Flute Works (Part 2). by Jeff Dening...

May 2, 2018 by

Part 2: Use Your Words   Imagine a young student is asked to name a particular note on their music and instead of saying, “F#”, they hold up the instrument and show the fingering.  Every teacher has run into this. Every repair technician has run into this as well...

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Catherine Ramirez: Album Review...

May 2, 2018 by

Catherine Ramirez - Shelter from the Storm, Albany Records TROY1701 Catherine Ramirez, currently artist-in-residence at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, presents this album “as a bridge toward empathy, compassion, and even understanding” for negative feelings of fear or frustration. She has assembled an album of solo flute works from a variety of...

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Nicole Esposito: Concert Review...

May 2, 2018 by

As the Flute Professor at the University of Iowa, the artistic and personal success of my students is always my first priority.  However, I find it also extremely important and do my best to set the best professional standard for them and I work hard to maintain my own...

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How to Stay in Good Flute Shape: Maxim Rubtsov’s “Three C’s”...

May 2, 2018 by

Maxim Rubtsov is principal flute of the Russian National Orchestra, leader of the RNO Wind Quintet, soloist, recording artist and flute teacher. I first met Maxim Rubtsov in the fall of 2010 when he was a featured performer for the University of Alabama’s Celebrity Series.  Since that time, we...

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Dr. G’s May Flute Horoscopes...

May 2, 2018 by

Welcome to May! Spring is in full bloom and Mercury retrograde is now so yesterday. The big news for the month is that Uranus is switching signs on May 16th from Aries to Taurus, where it will stay for the next 7 years. Uranus is the planet of technology...

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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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Nicole Chamberlain: Composer Interview...

Apr 2, 2018 by

Nicole Chamberlain (b. 1977) is a composer and flutist living in Atlanta, GA. In 2010, Nicole won "Audience Favorite" at the Atlanta Opera's first 24-Hour Opera Project for her opera "Scrub-A-Dub Raw" which resulted in the the Atlanta Opera's first ever commission of the children's opera, "Rabbit Tales", which...

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Henrik Wiese: Artist Interview

Apr 2, 2018 by

Flautist Henrik Wiese is descended from a merchant's family from the city of Hamburg, but he was born in Vienna in 1971. He received his musical education from Ingrid Koch-Dörnbrak and Paul Meisen. In addition he took his degree in Indo-European and general linguistics as well as in musicology...

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Concert Review: Gonjiam Flute Festival (Hurel, Koyama, Wiese)...

Apr 2, 2018 by

The evening concert on February 21, 2018, at the Gonjiam Festival was enchanting. Juliette Hurel opened the performance with Takemitsu’s haunting, “Voice” followed by “Afternoon of a Faun." Hurel’s exquisitely voluptuous tone provided a beautiful landscape for the the flowing melodies, transporting the audience into the mythical world as...

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Anne-Katherine Heinzmann: Album Review...

Apr 2, 2018 by

Degenerate Flute Music Rediscovered Anne-Katherine Heinzmann, Flute and Thomas Hoppe, Piano A few years ago Anne-Katherine Heinzmann released a CD of “Suppressed Music” – music by composers who were persecuted and/or murdered by the National Socialists (Nazi’s) because of their religion or family origin, who as Jews, Heinzmann said...

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Demarre McGill plays Kevin Puts Concerto: Concert Review...

Apr 2, 2018 by

Shortly after returning from East Asia, I heard Demarre McGill perform Kevin Puts' Flute Concerto (2013) at Carnegie Hall with the New York Youth Symphony. McGill is Principal flute of the Seattle Symphony and acting assistant professor at CCM. He has performed as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia...

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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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Dr. G’s April Flute Horoscopes...

Apr 2, 2018 by

The ”bad” news is that Mercury is still in retrograde until April 16th. The good news is that a New Moon falls in the same sign that Mercury is retrograde on April 15th. This is a wonderful gift from the universe after a period of revising and rethinking. Many...

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Music As Silence

Mar 6, 2018 by

"Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.  The TM technique allows your active mind to easily settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own...

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