BFA is proud to present Piccolo Virtuoso Jean-Louis Beaumadier in his Boston Debut Concert on Saturday October 25th @ 4:00pm! FREE. Location is our home at Maliotis Cultural Center, on campus of Hellenic College, 50 Goddard Ave, Brookline, MA. Click here for event page!
The Flying Flutistas presented two BODY MAPPING WORKSHOPS at BFA on Sunday October 19th. First workshop focused on BREATHING, and the second workshop focused on body awareness and “POSTURE THAT EMPOWERS”. We all learned so much! Many thanks to Vanessa Mulvey and Lynne Krayer Luke.
YAMAHA ARTIST Suzanne Teng presented an amazing WORLD FLUTES CLINIC and PERFORMANCE at BFA on Saturday October 18th from 12:30pm-2pm. Just fabulous! Many thanks to Suzanne and to the Yamaha Corporation for their continued support of music education.
BFA kicked off the new season with a SCHOOL-WIDE EVENT on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 — THANK YOU to CAROL WINCENC of the Juilliard faculty for such a marvelous Flute Masterclass at Boston Flute Academy! BFA flute students performed works by Bozza, CPE Bach, Berbiguier, Muczynski, Karg-Elert. Ms. Wincenc also performed a CPE Bach Trio Sonata for 2 flutes & keyboard with BFA Flute Faculty David Houston and pianist Joy Cline Phinney! What an inspiring event from start to finish!
BFA Guest Artist Paul Edmund Davies – former Principal Flutist, London Symphony Orchestra – returned to BFA on Sunday, February 16th, 2014 to present a special event for flute teachers! Mr. Edmund-Davies presented a Flute Forum Workshop where Boston-area flute teachers and advanced students learned from the master teacher and performer. For more information about this special event, click here.
This event filled the hall in which it took place! Flutists representing BFA as well as area flute studios played for Mr. Edmund-Davies. It was enlightening and educational for all.
Michael, 6th grade – By the Brook by Paul Wetzger
- Student of Julianne Johnston
- BFA Repertory Ensemble & Seminar
Natalie Ramesh, 9th grade – Cantabile et Presto by Enesco
- Student of Ann Bobo
- BFA Advanced Repertory Ensemble & Seminar
Jessica Cheng, 12th grade – Fantaisie by Fauré
- Student of David Houston, BFA Faculty
- BFA Repertory Ensemble & Seminar
Issac Alter, Harvard University – Sonata by Taktakshvili
- Student of Judy Grant, BFA Faculty
- Member of 2012-2013 BFA Conservatory Ensemble & Seminar
- BFA College Studies
Ceylon Mitchell, Boston University College of Fine Arts – Orchestral excerpts and Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise by Doppler
- Student of Linda Toote
- Member of 2011-2013 BFA Teacher Training Program
Kanae Kimura, Boston Conservatory – Chant de Linos by Jolivet
Artist Diploma candidate
Student of Geralyn Coticone, BFA Faculty
Boston Flute Academy presented a Flute Masterclass with acclaimed flutist Jean Ferrandis on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Maliotis Cultural Center in Brookline. FREE. Jean Ferrandis is on the faculty of L’Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and California State University at Fullerton. Attendance was fantastic. Click here for more information.
Student performances included:
- Elizabeth Sperry, 12th grade – Ballade by Perilhou
- Alexandra Conza, 12th grade – Fantasy No. 10 in f# minor by Telemann
- Amy Lipman, 11th grade – Kokopeli by Hoover
- Katie Scholl, 11th grade – Three Preludes for Unaccompanied Flute by Muczynski
- Bradley Joshowitz, Intensive Immersion student – Concerto by Nielsen
- Sieon Choi, 10th grade – Grand Polonaise in D Major by Boehm
THANK YOU to Guest Artist Paul Edmund-Davies for a very special event at BFA! He performed a gorgeous FLUTE RECITAL and taught an enlightening MASTERCLASS on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013, at BFA’s home in Brookline, MA. Mr. Edmund-Davies was Principal Flute in the London Symphony Orchestra for 20 years. Click here for more details. Powell Flutes Exhibit at 6:00pm. PRE-CONCERT RECEPTION at 6:40pm. RECITAL 7:00pm. MASTERCLASS 8:00pm. Prize Drawing 9:00pm. Open to the public. Packed house! Very fun for everyone.
Concerto by O. Gordeli – Amy Lipman, 10th grade
Syrinx by C. Debussy – Alexandra Conza, 11th grade
Sicilienne et Burlesque by A. Casella – Elizabeth Sperry, 11th grade
Sonata No. 14 in F, Sonata No. 13 in D minor, and Sonata No. 16 in Bb by G. Rabboni *
Fujiko by A. Scott *
Fantaisie for Flute and Piano by G. Hüe *
* Paul Edmund-Davies, Guest Artist and Deborah DeWolf Emery, piano
Sonata, Mvt I. Allegretto malincolio by F. Poulenc – Amy Lipman
Acht Stücke für flöte allein, Mvts I, II, III by P. Hindemith – Austin Hopkins, 12th grade
Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Mvt. I Molto Andante by F. Doppler – Ina Suresh, 8th grade
Sonata, Mvt IV. Allegro con moto by R. Muczynski – Elizabeth Sperry, 11th grade
Concerto in G, Mvt III. Allegro by G.P. Telemann – BFA Flute Ensemble (David Houston, Conductor)
Boston Flute Academy enjoyed another fun-filled and educational weekend! This weekend, BFA hosted a body mapping workshop by flute faculty member at the Longy School of Music and body mapping specialist, Vanessa Breault Mulvey, and a mini-recital by graduate student of Paula Robison at the New England Conservatory and finalist of the 33rd Annual James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition, Alicia Mielke.
Vanessa Mulvey’s body mapping workshop began with an introductory presentation of body mapping basics. Body mapping assists the mind’s map of the structure of one’s body. BFA students learned concepts such as inclusive spatial awareness, the path of weight delivery, and the actual location of important physical joints necessary to aid in proper structural body alignment. Ms. Mulvey kept everyone engaged with full class participation!
Following her presentation, Ms. Mulvey analyzed several BFA students (Ned Martenis, Issac Alter, Gretchen Herdrich, and Yumi Lee) while they performed short musical selections. She then suggested various tools and advice, taken directly from her workshop, to help each student with proper alignment and balance as they played. Audible and visual improvements where noticed immediately by the students as well as those in attendance!
After Vanessa Mulvey’s enlightening presentation, BFA students attended a mini-recital by Alicia Mielke. Alicia performed repertoire from her up-coming NEC graduate recital program including Reverie et Petite Valse by A. Caplet, and Violin Sonata No. 1 by G. Fauré with pianist Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanova. During her spoken program notes, Alicia shared that she felt that the violin part of the Fauré Sonata is so comfortably transferrable to the flute that she could read directly from the original score!
As always, photos from this weekend’s events can be found on the Boston Flute Academy website at http://www.bostonfluteacademy.com/photos/
Written by Christopher A. Petre