On Friday, March 23rd, the BFA hosted flute performer and educator Leone Buyse for a special masterclass. It was also a reunion for old friends and colleagues from the Boston flute community — Ms. Buyse had been BFA director Judy Grant’s teacher, and had played in the Boston Symphony Orchestra alongside BFA faculty members Fenwick Smith and Geralyn Coticone! Currently, Ms. Buyse is on the music faculty at Rice University.
The masterclass featured performances by students in the BFA’s accelerated Conservatory and Young Artist Programs, who meet weekly as members of the BFA Studio Class. See below for the program listings. The BFA congratulates all of the performers on their excellent work.
Following the masterclass, Ms. Buyse led a Q&A session, sharing her years of experience and insights on the field of flute performance and education. Thank you to Ms. Buyse for such a wonderful visit and an energetic, inspiring masterclass!
Three Preludes for Unaccompanied Flute, by Muczynski
Elizabeth Sperry, BFA Young Artist
Sonata in g minor, Mvt. 3, by Bach
Alexandra Conza, BFA Conservatory Program
Orchestral excerpts by Brahms and Debussy
Nicholas Fitton, BFA Young Artist (Collegiate Division)
Quatre Pieces for Solo Flute, Mvt. 2, by Feld
Jinji Zhang, BFA Conservatory Program
Concerto in D Major, Mvts. 1 and 2, by Mozart
Brendan Dooley, BFA Young Artist
Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando, by Gaubert
Jamie Park, BFA Conservatory Program
Fantaisie, by Faure
Emma Huelskamp, BFA Young Artist