Salon Series offers intimate concerts with a new generation of classical musicians. Week three welcomes flutist Carol Wincenc accompanied by Parker Ramsay, one of her brilliant Juilliard students on harp.
Hailed "Queen of the Flute" (New York Magazine) at the outset of her, now, brilliant 40 year career, flutist Carol Wincenc was First Prize Winner of the (sole) Walter W. Naumburg Solo Flute Competition, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the National Flute Association, the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Music from the National Society of Arts and Letters, and numerous other awards. She has appeared as soloist with such ensembles as the Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and London Symphonies, the BBC, Warsaw, and Buffalo Philharmonics, as well as the Los Angeles, Stuttgart, and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestras, the latter for which she was Principal and Solo Flute from 1972-77. She has performed in numerous music festivals including Mostly Mozart, Aldeburgh, Budapest, Frankfurt, Santa Fe, Spoleto, Music at Menlo, Aspen, Yale/Norfolk, Sarasota, Banff, and Marlboro. The muse of today's most prominent composers, Ms. Wincenc has premiered numerous works written for her by luminaries Christopher Rouse, Henryk Gorecki, Lukas Foss, Jake Heggie, Paul Schoenfeld, Tod Machover, Yuko Uebayashi, and Joan Tower. In great demand as a chamber musician, Ms. Wincenc has collaborated with the Emerson, Tokyo, Gruarneri, Juilliard, and Escher string quartets, and performed with Jessye Norman, Emanuel Ax, and Yo-Yo Ma.
A Grammy nominee, she has recorded for Nonesuch, London/Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Telarc (Diapason D'Or Award), Music Masters (Recording of Special Merit with Andras Schiff), and Naxos (Grammophone Magazine "Pick of the Month with Buffalo Philharmonic). Ms. Wincenc created and directed a series of International Flute Festivals at the Ordway Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, featuring such diverse artists as Jean-Pierre Rampal, Herbie Mann, Steven Kujala, and the American Indian flutist, R. Carlos Nakai. She is a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet and a founding member of her trio, Les Amis, with New York Philharmonic principals Nancy Allen, harpist and Cynthia Phelps, violinist. Ms. Wincenc is currently on the faculties of The Juilliard School and Stony Brook University, having mentored and graduated countless rising flute stars, commanding Principal Flute positions in major symphony orchestras and university professorships. She is renowned for her popular series of etudes and flute classics, the "Carol Wincenc 21st Century Flute", published by Lauren Keiser/Hal Leonard Music Publishers.
Listen to Carol Wincenc performances here.
Additional Salon Series Performances:
Friday, April 29, 6 pm: Fourtissimo
Friday, May 6, 6 pm: Solomon Eichner with Tanya Gabrielian
Friday, May 20, 6 pm: Yoonie Han