Sir James Galway’s FIRST FLUTE...

May 1, 2014 by

First Flute, The Foundations Lesson Series. Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway have released Sir James’s new online series of lessons and more called First Flute.  The first 15 lessons are titled: The Foundations Lesson Series and includes: •    15 lessons of video instruction •    Important basics like...

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The Flute View turns ONE!

May 1, 2014 by

Happy Birthday to us -- today is The Flute View's one year birthday!  It's hard to believe we already have 12 amazing issues.  We are deeply grateful to all of you for your support of our new magazine.. Thank you everyone for your contributions -- you've made The Flute View...

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Composer Contest Winner: JOEL HOFFMAN...

May 1, 2014 by

Congratulations to the winner of our first ever Composer's Contest, Joel Hoffman, and his piece, "Self-Portrait with Orlando." We listened to and read almost 40 submissions, and they were all great!  Thank you to everyone who submitted music to us, and we look forward to playing many of your pieces...

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May to May with Green Golly

May 1, 2014 by

The first anniversary of The Flute View is here – and it’s sure been an exciting year.  You all have been privy to the magazine but I’d like to share a little bit of what’s happened in my life since we started the Flute View last May. As you...

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Auditioning for Graduate School- Finishing the Journey...

May 1, 2014 by

I would be the first person to buy a piece of merchandise that reads “I survived grad school auditions, 2014.”  Once auditioning ended, admission decisions were received, and financial aid packages arrived, I was emotionally drained.  This was the most stressful portion of the application process.   I could figuratively...

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Circular Breathing. By Stefano Parrino...

May 1, 2014 by

Circular (or continuous) breathing is a technique many musicians use around the world, achieved when one breathes while playing, allowing performers to sustain a pitch as long as they wish. In western classical music performance it is still relatively new and not widely used or understood, but in the...

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Michel Bellavance: Artist Interview...

May 1, 2014 by

Michel Bellavance: International Soloist, and Professor at Geneva ConservatoryCan you give us 4 career highlights? I am going in chronological order.  In 1987, I was hired to play as principal flute at the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon. For the young flutist I was then, it was an amazing opportunity...

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Bulent Evcil: Artist Interview

May 1, 2014 by

Bulent Evcil - Principal Flutist of the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra   Can you give us 5 career highlights? 1-To find the chance to work with Sir James Galway 2-Playing Solo Flute in Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Lorin Maazel 3-Working as the Solo Flute in 2...

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AVIDduo CD Review

May 1, 2014 by

AVIDduo, which includes flutist Brittany Primavera and saxophonist Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, has released a CD of new music for this combination of instruments; their goal is to promote new repertoire, including the specific works on this recording. Right away, it is obvious this duo has included repertoire that really...

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