15 Flutists’ New Year’s Resolutions...

Jan 1, 2015 by

Sir James & Lady Jeanne Galway: Taking steps together to simplify our lives & enjoy the moments. Wishing you and all our friends at Flute View a wonderful, healthy, peaceful 2015.Kind regards, Sir James  & Lady Jeanne Galway     Paula Robison: To have more flute parties with my...

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Interview with Tod Machover: A composer’s process. By Barbara Siesel...

Jan 1, 2015 by

I caught up with Tod Machover last month to learn about the new flute concerto he wrote for Carol Wincenc, which she premiered with the Bemidji, MN Symphony Orchestra on November 9, 2014. Barbara: Congratulations on the new flute concerto- can you tell us a bit about the piece? Tod:...

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Flute Report from China: 1994-2014. By Barbara Siesel...

Jan 1, 2015 by

20 years ago I went to Beijing for the first time to teach and perform at the Central Conservatory. It was an exciting and eye opening experience, my first time in “Mainland China”. I say “Mainland” because in 1989 I lived for almost a year in Taiwan, teaching and...

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First Piccolo Recital in China: Interview with Zart Dombourian-Eby...

Jan 1, 2015 by

We interviewed Zart Domburian Eby about her recent visit to China. We had a great discussion about her recent piccolo recital in Beijing, her experiences at the Beijing International Flute Festival, and her thoughts on China after her many visits to the country. This summer, Zart had the honor...

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Bevani: Artist Interview

Jan 1, 2015 by

Can you give us 5 career highlights?   1) Performing the Mozart Concerto in D with the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra at age 18 - (my senior year of high school) We performed in the beautiful Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle.  While I was pretty nervous, it was also exhilarating and...

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Alexa Still: Artist Interview

Jan 1, 2015 by

Can you give us 5 career highlights? 1) My New York debut, way back in the old days when people did debut recitals and there was an audience and a reviewer. I was a totally broke foreign student at SUNY Stony Brook and I got this opportunity as winner...

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Mimi Stillman and Dolce Suono Ensemble: Concert Review...

Jan 1, 2015 by

"Music of Spirit, Longing, and Passion" was the title of Mimi Stillman's Dolce Suono Ensemble concert on December 7th at the Old Pine Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.   It was a beautiful concert that featured music of J.S. Bach, Handel, Haydn, Vivaldi, and Charles Abramovic.   The concert featured Mimi...

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Angela Massey: CD Review

Jan 1, 2015 by

Angela Massey, who works as an orchestral musician, solo artist, chamber musician, and instructor, is currently based in New York City. On this album, The Elements, Massey has chosen to include works that relate to the classical elements of earth, water, wind, and fire. The works are generally modern,...

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Helen Bledsoe: CD Review

Jan 1, 2015 by

Ghost Icebreaker is a collaboration between flutist Helen Bledsoe (of Ensemble Musikfabrik based in Cologne) and St. Petersburg pianist Alexey Lapin. This album is remarkable in that it features both instruments in free improvisation. However, this is not jazz improvisation as many might expect. There are some surreal moments...

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Flute in the City: Part 5. By Rachel Hacker...

Jan 1, 2015 by

On December 21, I flew back to Cincinnati. I still couldn’t believe that I had spent four months away from home. Last August’s arrival into the city felt so recent, but I had learned so much about myself this semester. The plane left LaGuardia Airport that afternoon, in the midst...

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