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
To have more flute parties with my students~
To cook more Indian food~
To go back to dance class~and
To finally perform the Widor Suite!!!
...no regrets, only resolutions...
More swimming, more challenging music, more listening and more laughing!
I never make New Year's resolutions. I try my best to live every day with full commitment and awareness that each one is a gift. I like to stay open to whatever each new day and year may bring. :)
To run every day.
To eat less & swim more... in the ocean!
1) I've made it my goal to make an in-depth study of Bach's Cantatas in 2015, inspired by my lifelong love of Bach's flute music and the desire constantly to improve and deepen my interpretation of it. I will be recording the great B Minor Sonata and want to expand my preparation through research. John Eliot Gardiner's magnificent book "Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven" sparked my current interest in the cantatas.
2) I've always been quite fond of giraffes. I recently read about how these beautiful and graceful animals are in danger of becoming extinct. In addition to donating to conservancy organizations, I plan to raise awareness about the plight of giraffes.
3) What would a New Year's resolution be without something about personal fitness? I do like and appreciate the importance of exercising, but I think I like eating delicious foods more. Right now, I especially love almond croissants and hereby resolve to eat as many as possible, without looking like it, in 2015!
I don't make yearly resolutions, as I like to measure time in experiences rather than years, months, etc... but i've become quite obsessed with the Ondes Martenot lately
. I'd love to perform something for flute and that exotic instrument sometime in the near future. or maybe with a hologram of an Ondes
player...that would be cooler. And more holograms, always.
Hallfríður Haffi Ólafsdóttir
- Principal Flute of Iceland Philharmonic and author of Maximus Musicus:
My resolution is to sleep more! Since I started my education project some years ago I've worked into the night too much and slept too little. To get a proper sleep I will turn off the router mid-evening, grab a book and head off to bed as I am convinced that this will greatly enhance the quality of my days - and that after 8-9 hours' sleep I will be able to do whatever is needed in a shorter time than after 6-7 hours - and hopefully get more practicing done!
I resolve to create a deeper emotional connection between myself and my audience, to be more open to others in everything that I do. And maybe...practice more and eat less!
owner of Windworks Studio in Philadelphia:
My flute resolution is to take the French anti-aging approach toward caring for my flute. That means that 2015 is "The Year of My Flute's Needs" No neglect! First thing of the year, a COA. Second, a Fluter Scooter bag for rainy days and to protect from cold and extreme heat. Third, a fresh new swab. Lots of fun ways to pamper my flute for a flute spa kinda year!!!
Nancy Horowitz- flutist and band director:
Improve the intonation in my school band...and to improve my own as well!
Tia Di- Flute Professor at the Northwest Normal University in Lanzhou,China:
My resolution is to improve my English enough to enable me to qualify for entrance into an American doctoral program.
Peter Chen- Flute Professor at the China Conservatory:
To play more flute recitals throughout China universities and schools, and to help more Chinese students love the flute.
Wishing a joyful and musical 2015 to all readers!