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 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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Lady Jeanne Galway: Artist Interview...

Jul 1, 2017 by

A graduate of New York City’s Mannes College of Music, Lady Jeanne Galway has risen to become one of the world’s leading female flautists. She is an accomplished and much celebrated artist who regularly tours internationally in diverse and virtuosic programmes, and is also deeply committed to music education...

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Keeping Up With Kaori: What’s Next for Music Beyond...

Jul 1, 2017 by

We wrote about Music Beyond a few years back.  How has Music Beyond grown since then?   In August, Music Beyond will mark 3 years since the inception. Our student base has grown about 6x and we have manage to provide over 400 hours of training (by the time I...

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Monica Song: Artist Interview

Jul 1, 2017 by

Monica Song is one of those teachers who have a gift for drawing out the best in their students. A native of Korea who grew up with a love of music, Song has been teaching flute in Dallas for 25 years. Her students place first in many competitions and...

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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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Christopher Caliendo: 2T Flute Academy Interview...

Jun 1, 2017 by

What is the 2t Academy?     The 2t Flute Academy (www.2tacademy.com) is an online global event featuring 25 of the most popular flutists sharing their success stories in one-hour documentary interviews. The 2T Flute Academy provides young musicians an opportunity to learn how their favorite flute artists became...

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Irina Stachinskaya: Artist Interview...

May 1, 2017 by

Can you give us 5 career highlights? In my opinion, there are just three of them: a) To meet your teacher/mentor b) To work hard c) to be in the right place at the right time How about 3 pivotal moments that were essential to creating the artist like...

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Ma Bo: Artist Interview

May 1, 2017 by

Professor Ma Bo is the Associate Professor and a tutor for graduates at Conservatory School of Northwest University for Nationalities; the head of computer music lab of NorthWest University for Nationalities; Director of the China Flute Federation; Vice Chairman & Executive Director of Flute Art Committee of Gansu Province;...

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Cobus du Toit Flute Studio Interviews...

Mar 1, 2017 by

  As part of our ongoing series of interviews with college flute studios across the United States, we interviewed Cobus du Toit, Assistant Professor of Flute at University of Massachusetts Amherst, and his students:  Isabelle Garland, Emily Kaplan, Alex Martin, Andrew Burden, Gloria Chiang, Katie Fejes, and Zachary Robarge We asked...

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Marina Piccinini Artist Profile...

Mar 1, 2017 by

  A daring artist with diverse musical interests, flutist Marina Piccinini is in demand worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist. Internationally acclaimed for her interpretive skills, rich, expansive colors, technical command and elegant, compelling stage presence, Ms. Piccinini has been hailed by Gramophone as “the Heifetz...

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Interview with Brian Feliciano

Mar 1, 2017 by

Brian Feliciano started playing the flute when he was 9 years old  Today, this 14 year old is the winner of the Music Hero TV Show Competition in the Philippines.  Viviana Guzman interviews him and finds out the benefit of exposure on...

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Flutists of NAMM

Feb 1, 2017 by

The NAMM Show is one of the largest musical instrument trade shows, which takes place in Anaheim every January.  This was my 5th show and my first one as an exhibitor for Fluterscooter bags!   My favorite part of the show is catching up with old flute friends and meeting...

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Flute Ensembles!

Feb 1, 2017 by

This month, we are featuring flute ensembles!  Flute ensembles and flute choirs are popular with adult professionals and amateurs alike, and we decided to feature some of our favorites.   Featuring:  Ayre Flutes, Silver Lining Flutes, and the Emissary Quartet.       Ayre Flutes   How long have...

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Interview with Trevor Wye

Feb 1, 2017 by

Trevor Wye studied the flute privately both with Geoffrey Gilbert and the celebrated Marcel Moyse. He was a freelance orchestral and chamber music player on the London scene for many years and has made several solo recordings, notably on his specialist instrument, the flute d'amour, which he reintroduced in...

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Skidmore College Flute Studio Interviews...

Feb 1, 2017 by

As part of our ongoing series of interviews with college flute studios across the United States, we interviewed Jan Vinci, Senior Artist in Residence at Skidmore College, and her students:    Michelle Kurz Kelsea Schimmel   We asked them about their passions, goals, inspirations, and advice they would offer to...

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University of Missouri Flute Studio Interviews...

Jan 2, 2017 by

As part of our ongoing series of interviews with college flute studios across the United States, we interviewed Alice K. Dade, Assistant Professor of Flute at University of Missouri, and her students:   Ryan Koesterer, Breanna McCaughey, Kelariz Keshavarz, Gina Finazzo, and Karen Sanders.   We asked them about their passions, goals,...

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Penn State University Flute Studio Interviews...

Jan 2, 2017 by

As part of our ongoing series of interviews with college flute studios across the United States, we interviewed Naomi Seidman, Assistant Professor of Flute at Penn State University, and her students:   Amelia Amaya, Brooke Venturella, Faith Galbraith, Jessalyn Peterson, Jessica Sensenig, Jessica Smith, Jordana Schaeffer, Kathleen Holman, Kate...

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Emmanuel Pahud Video Interview

Dec 1, 2016 by

Emmanuel Pahud attended the Conservatoire de Paris (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris) in France, studying with Michel Debost, Alain Marion, Pierre Artaud, and Christian Larde. Whilst studying, he won two major competitions, one in Duino 1988 and the other in Kobe in 1989. In 1988, Emmanuel also...

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Sound Healing: Wouter Kellerman Interview...

Dec 1, 2016 by

Wouter Kellerman is a Grammy Award-winning South African flautist, producer and composer. Using his classical training as a foundation, Kellerman has focused his attention on World and Roots music, exploring the versatility of the instrument and fusing classical and contemporary sounds. A true crossover artist, Kellerman thrives on experimenting with the...

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