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Famous flutist visits PLU this January

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December 15, 2016

Internationally renowned flutist, Carol Wincenc, is giving a flute masterclass on Thursday, January 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the Jennie Lee Hanson Recital Hall in MBR.

Wincenc, a Grammy-nominated artist, has changed the face of the flute repertoire with an extraordinary list of commissions from today’s most prominent composers. Wincenc has premiered concertos written for her by Christopher Rouse, Lukas Foss, Henryk Górecki, Joan Tower, Paul Schoenfield, Jake Heggie, Peter Schickele, Roberto Sierra and Tobias Picker. She has been a concerto soloist with ensembles such as Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, BBC, Warsaw Philharmonic and London Symphonies. A prolific recording artist, her performance of Pulitzer Prize winner Christopher Rouse’s Flute Concerto won the coveted Diapson d’Or Award with the Houston Symphony on Telarc as well as Gramophone’s “Pick of the Month” for her recording with the Buffalo Philharmonic on Naxos.

Wincenc is also renowned pedagogue who frequently serves as a juror at prestigious international flute competitions and continues her teaching legacy at both Stony Brook University and The Juilliard School. PLU’s Assistant Professor of Flute, Jennifer Rhyne, was a doctoral student of Wincenc at Stony Brook University.

Given her long list of accomplishments, Wincenc’s appearance on campus provides a once in a lifetime learning opportunity for flute students. At the masterclass Wincenc will listen and give feedback to three PLU students (Joey Erberich, Meagan Gaskill and Torsen Necessary) who will perform works for flute and piano. All are invited to observe the class.