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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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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Zara Lawler and The Flute on its Feet: Concert Review...

Feb 1, 2018 by

On Sunday December 3rd, interdisciplinary flutist extraordinaire Zara Lawler welcomed us to her workshop/concert presented by the NY Flute Club at Mannes College's Glass Box performance space in NYC. Lawler’s mission is to explore and celebrate the interconnectedness of life and human experience through her performances that integrate music, dance,...

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Jocelyn Aubrun: Album Review

Feb 1, 2018 by

1943 Works for Flute and Piano, Jocelyn Aubrun flute, and Aline Piboule piano. While WWII was raging, people were fighting and scattering throughout the world, composers were still writing beautiful works for flute and piano. This album features works by five composers, two major repertoire pieces, and three lesser...

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My Flute and Me: Book Review

Jan 2, 2018 by

My Flute and Me, fourteen elementary pieces for flute and piano by Colin Kirkpatrick.   It’s January: time to get back to teaching your beginning flute students and the perennial problem of what fun pieces you can give them to play when they have very little skill returns. When...

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Molly Barth: Album Review

Dec 1, 2017 by

  This album includes seven chamber works involving flute written between the years 1984 and 2011 by David Lang, co-founder of Bang on a Can and winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Molly Barth, Associate Professor of Flute at University of Oregon and founding member of eighth blackbird, is the consistent performer...

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Beta Quartet: Album Review

Dec 1, 2017 by

The award winning Beta Flute Quartet has released their first album! The quartet, newly formed in 2016, includes flutists Brittany Trotter, Eftihia Victoria Arkoudis, Tatiana Cassetta, and Alyssa Schwartz. They’ve won a number of prizes in their short time together including First Prize at the West Virginia Music Teachers...

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Emi Ferguson: Amour Cruel Album Review...

Nov 1, 2017 by

Emi Ferguson’s new album is a genre breaking, spectacular work of art! Emi’s premise is, “What if Louis XIV were living today and curated his court composers with musicians like Beyonce, Lana Del Rey or Adele?” In answer to that question, she used 17th century French songs as inspiration...

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Yubeen Kim: Concert Review. By TAMUC Flute Studio...

Nov 1, 2017 by

  On Sunday, October 1st, 2017, the Texas A&M University-Commerce Flute Studio, directed by Dr. Julee Kim Walker, hosted International Flutist Yubeen Kim, in one of two US Debut Recitals. His performance was held in Jack and Lou Finney Concert Hall on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce in...

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Jean-Louis Beaumadier: Album Review...

Oct 1, 2017 by

If you wake up in a sad mood, I suggest you put on Jean-Louis Beaumadier’s new CD, Sweet Dream,a joyous album which as Jean Louis says, “demonstrates the lighter side of the piccolo’s character.” The album is part of Beaumadier’s ongoing piccolo repertoire project, and Sweet Dreams is World...

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Suzanne Teng: Album Review

Oct 1, 2017 by

Right now, we all need more meditation, healing, and peace, and Suzanne Teng/Mystic Journey's new album, "Kingdom of Mountains," provides music that evokes all of those elements.   I have always been a fan of Teng's music, as she is a master of countless world flutes, and "Kingdom of Mountains" is...

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Sheet Music Review: Alison Young...

Oct 1, 2017 by

A Little Tango in Her Blood is a new collection of songs for flute and piano arranged and edited by Alison Young.  As the title and its subtitle "Music from Argentina" suggest, this is a collection of tango songs including some of the lesser known (in the United States) pieces...

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Carlos Escribá Cano: Album Review...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Flutist, composer, arranger, and music producer, Carlos Cano Escribá plays with a grenadilla wooden flute from Verne Q. Powell Flutes.  Born in Havana in 1971, he completed his studies at the National School of Music. Mr. Escribá is a former member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, with which...

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Galway Flute Festival: The Guest Artists...

Aug 1, 2017 by

  The Guest Artists of the Galway Flute Festival gave incredible masterclasses and concerts and came from all over the world. We asked them about their experiences at the festival, their flute stories, and advice they would offer to young students.      Kersten McCall Artist in Residence Philipp...

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Bill McBirnie: Album Review

Jul 1, 2017 by

Bill McBirnie & Bruce Jones, Grains of Sand Bill McBirnie’s new collaboration album with Bruce Jones is a wonderful melding of creativity! Jones, the composer on these tracks plays guitar, percussion and synths as well as the vocals and McBirnie is on flute, alto flute and piccolo as well...

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Rozalind MacPhail: Album Review...

Jul 1, 2017 by

Rozalind MacPhail grew up in Canada on a small group of islands nestled in the harbour of Toronto, Ontario called Toronto Island. She has lived in many parts of Canada but it was the artistically vibrant city of St. John’s, Newfoundland that stole her heart. Following years of classical...

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Righteous Girls: Concert Review...

Jun 1, 2017 by

Righteous Girls, a duo of Gina Izzo (flute) and Erika Dohi (piano), is not your typical flute and piano duo.  I wasn't really sure what to expect when attending their Lincoln Center debut sponsored by Chamber Music New York, but I was impressed and entranced throughout their entire program of music...

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