The BFA hosted world-famous flutist Paula Robison on Sunday, January 23, 2011 in a private “Masterclass and Conversation” for all BFA students. Young Artists and Conservatory Program students in 11th and 12th grade played music by Copland, Reinecke, Taffanel, and Faure for Ms. Robison. The six performers were Mayuko Akimoto, Brendan Dooley, Emma Huelskamp, Catherine Jones, Jiweon Ryu, and Jinji Zhang, all accompanied by Deborah DeWolf Emery on piano.
Following the masterclass, BFA students of all ages had the opportunity to engage in an open conversation with Ms. Robison. It was an educational, inspirational, and memorable experience for everyone who attended!
Paula is a star. She is a complete artist in every sense, and an inspired teacher. What a memorable few hours. I was riveted. And Debbie is a gem on the piano. How lucky we were to have this opportunity. Thank you. It was a sensational event, and so well organized from A to Z. Go BFA. You are following Paula’s words at the end of the class, to make the world a better place.
Betsy Foote, flutist in BFA Chamber Music Program