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Highlights from Masterclass with Marina Piccinini

Marina Piccinini (center) with BFA student performers

On Sunday, March 11th, 2012, the BFA was thrilled to host international star Marina Piccinini for a special masterclass.  Ms. Piccinini has not only been acclaimed worldwide for her virtuosity as a performer, but is also an incredible educator and a faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD, so this masterclass was a special treat for the BFA community!

The class featured performances by six BFA students who take private lessons in the accelerated studies program.  See below for program details.  The BFA thanks Ms. Piccinini for sharing her insights and experience with the performers and audience, and for leading a superb masterclass!

Concerto for Flute, Mvt. 1, by Ibert

Brendan Dooley, BFA Young Artist

Fantaisie, by Faure

Alexandra Conza, BFA Conservatory Program

Sonata in D Major, Mvt. 4, by Prokofiev

Elizabeth Sperry, BFA Young Artist

Night Soliloquy, by Kennan

Michelle Peters, BFA Private Studies

Concerto for Flute, Mvt. 1, by Nielsen

Jinji Zhang, BFA Conservatory Program

Sonata in e minor, Mvts. 2 and 3, by Bach

Nicholas Fitton, BFA Young Artist (Collegiate Division)

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Special Feature on Young Artist Brendan Dooley in Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – – Young Worcester flutist to open for pioneering trio.

Click on the link above for the full article on Brendan, which was published leading up to BFA’s PROJECT Trio concert!

Brendan Dooley and Emma Huelskamp opening for PROJECT Trio in concert
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Young Artist wins NFA Competition

Congratulations to BFA Young Artist Jiweon Ryu, winner of the National Flute Association 2010 High School Soloist Competition!  She also took home the prize for the Best Performance of the Newly Commissioned Piece and won the Gilbert Scholarship.  Jiweon is a senior at the Walnut Hill School in Natick and studies with Judy Grant in the Boston Flute Academy.