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Ransom Wilson, Peter Frankl record CD together on Nimbus

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Faculty members Ransom Wilson, flute, and Peter Frankl, piano, have teamed up to record Works for Flute and Piano, released in June on the Nimbus label. The recording includes duos by Beethoven, Schubert, and Schumann.

The disc opens with Beethoven’s Serenade for flute and piano in D major, Op. 41, an arrangement of the Serenade, Op. 25. This is followed by Schubert’s Introduction and Variations on “Trockne Blumen” from the song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin, D. 802.

Concluding the recording is a collection of Schumann pieces: Three Romances, Op. 94; the songs “Widmung,” Op. 25, No. 1, and “Meine Rose,” Op. 90, No. 2; and another Romanze (No. 5 from Spanische Liebeslieder, Op. 138).

Peter Frankl, piano

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Published July 6, 2015
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Jake Fridkis to be principal flute of South Dakota Symphony

fridkis_jakeJacob Mende-Fridkis ’14 MM has won the position of Principal Flute in the South Dakota Symphony.

About Jake Fridkis

Flutist Jake Fridkis has performed as a soloist throughout the world with concerto appearances in United States, Germany, Italy, France, Brazil and most recently in Woolsey Hall with the Yale Concert Band. He has served as guest principal flute with Symphony SONG (Korea), the Princeton Symphony, and the Cleveland Philharmonic, and has appeared with the symphonies of St. Louis and New Haven. MORE

Published May 22, 2015
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Isabel Gleicher wins Myrna Brown Flute Competition

Izzy_Gleicher.jpgIsabel Lepanto Gleicher ’14 MM won first prize in the 30th annual Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition. The event, held by the Texas Flute Society, took place in Denton, Texas on May 14 and 15, 2015.

The winner of the competition receives a cash prize and is invited to appear as a guest artist at the Texas Flute Festival the year following the competition.

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Flutist Isabel Lepanto Gleicher is a versatile performer who enjoys a career filled with a variety of music. She has performed internationally in venues including Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall, and the Galapagos Art Space; the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China; the National Theater and Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan; and in the Rolston Recital Hall at the Banff Center in Canada. MORE

Published May 22, 2015
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Enrico Sartori ’05 MM wins position with BBC Scottish Symphony

sartori_enricoEnrico Sartori ’05 MM has won the principal flute position with the BBC Scottish Symphony.

Italian flutist Enrico Sartori maintains an intense concert schedule as a soloist in Europe and the U.S. At the beginning of the 2009 season, Mr. Sartori made his Carnegie Hall debut as a winner of the Artist International Competition. His performance at Weill Recital Hall received an unanimous standing ovation. MORE

Published April 8, 2015
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Flutist Ransom Wilson, pianist Melvin Chen perform October 8

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The Yale School of Music presents a recital by flutist Ransom Wilson and pianist Melvin Chen on Wednesday, October 8 at 7:30 pm. The duo will perform music from across three centuries, from Haydn to Schubert to living composers. In addition, Wilson will play selections for solo flute.

The program opens with Joseph Haydn‘s Sonata in C major, Op. 87, followed by Robert Schumann‘s Three Romances, Op. 94. These are followed by Gaze, a three-movement piece written in the year 2000 by the American composer John Halle.

The second half of the concert focuses on the music of France, beginning with three selections for solo flute by Claude Debussy and his lesser-known compatriots Jean Rivier and André Jolivet-Ascèses. Debussy is also represented by his Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune, arranged for flute and piano by Gustave Samazeuilh. MORE

Published October 3, 2014
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Alumnus Enrico Sartori wins Principal Flute position with Opéra de Lyon

sartori_enricoEnrico Sartori ’05MM has won the position of Principal Flute in the Opéra de Lyon.

Italian flutist Enrico Sartori maintains an intense concert schedule as a soloist in Europe and the U.S. At the beginning of the 2009 season, Mr. Sartori made his Carnegie Hall debut as a winner of the Artist International Competition. His performance at Weill Recital Hall received an unanimous standing ovation. MORE

Published September 17, 2014
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Korea Times: Flutist Son to join NY Philharmonic

son_yoobin By Baek Byung-yeul

A Korean flutist will join the New York Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time in the orchestra’s 170-year history, according to the Kumho Asiana Foundation Friday.

Son Yoo-bin, 28, was appointed as a second flute of the New York Philharmonic last Tuesday after auditions.

She becomes the first Korean in the woodwind section of the prestigious ensemble. MORE

Published April 24, 2014
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New Video: Flute@YSM

Take a look inside the Yale School of Music’s flute studio in this new video featuring professor Ransom Wilson and his students.

Published December 12, 2013
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Flute alumna Ginevra Petrucci releases CD on Brilliant Classics

petrucci_cd_kuhlauFlutist Ginevra Petrucci ’12MM, ’13AD has released a new recording on Brilliant Classics. Petrucci and the Kodály String Quartet recorded three quintets for flute and strings by Friedrich Kuhlau.

The CD was recorded December 27–29, 2012, at the Phoenix Studio in Budapest. The string players on the recording are Attila Falvay violin; János Fejérvári, viola; Mihály Várnagy, viola; and György Éder, cello.

Kuhlau, known to his contemporaries as the “Beethoven of the flute,” considered Beethoven a major influence. The two met in Vienna in 1825 and improvised musical canons. Kuhlau’s output for the flute comprises over 60 works — a large number for a composer who did not play the flute. He often turned to his colleague and friend Peter Bruun, a flutist and composer, for advice on his flute compositions. MORE

Published December 12, 2013
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Christine Gangelhoff ’95AD releases ‘Deep Blue’ with C Force

CForceYale School of Music alumna Christine Gangelhoff ’95AD recently released a new compact disc entitled Deep Blue with her ensemble, C Force.

In addition to Gangelhoff, a flutist, C Force is made up of Christian Justilien, euphonium, and Christy Lee, piano. The performers are all faculty members at The College of The Bahamas in Nassau on the island of New Providence. MORE

Published November 22, 2013
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