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About

“The Concertino for Flute, Op.107, proved to be a delightful work, whose dominant mood was a sort of solemn pastoralism, enlivened with frothier, eminently French, passages.

Katherine Rogers performed the music exactly as it should be, with grace and lightness. Her playing was full of character and her phrasing excellent. Delectable music and performance.”

~Deryk Barker, Review of the University of Victoria Concerto Concert, October 6th, 2006

 

Young students often ask me how long I have played the flute and are amazed when I say “More than 20 years!”. Two decades is a long time to a child only one decade old, but that’s exactly how old I was when I started learning the flute. I feel very blessed to have been given the encouragement of so many wonderful musicians along the way and I now enjoy passing on that knowledge to my students here in Brighton.

TEACHERS 

Mary Jill McCulloch Civic Orchestra, Victoria, Canada Lanny Pollet University of Victoria, Canada Richard Volet Principal Flute, Victoria Symphony Lorna McGhee University of British Columbia, Canada

GRADED EXAMS

Grade 10 Flute Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto (silver medal awarded for obtaining highest provincial mark on each exam) Grade 7 Piano Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto

DEGREES

Bachelor of Music 2008, Flute Performance & History in Art, University of Victoria
Master of Music 2010, Flute Performance, University of British Columbia

ACADEMIES, RETREATS and COURSES

Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific 2006, with Janet Arms Pender Island Flute Retreat 2010, with William Bennet and Lorna McGhee Vancouver Early Music Summer Programme 2010, with Wilbert Hazelzet Kinderflute Teacher Training, Netherlands 2017, with Kathy Blocki

MASTERCLASS PERFORMANCES FOR…

Joanna G’froerer National Arts Centre Orchestra Susan Milan Royal College of Music Janet Arms New York City Opera Christopher Millard National Arts Centre Orchestra Wilbert Hazelzet Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra William Bennett Order of the British Empire and Laura Barron

ORCHESTRAL TRAINING

University of Victoria Orchestra, conductor Janos Sandor 2003-2007 Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra 2003-2008 University of British Columbia Symphony Orchestra 2008-2010

ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE

North Czech Philharmonic summer 2010
Victoria Symphony Canada sub, 2011-2012
Palm Court Orchestra Canada Principal Flute, 2011-2012
Sussex Symphony Orchestra UK
Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra guest soloist 2014-present

CHILD AND YOUTH EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant, Special Educational Needs Assistant, After School Club Leader and Flute Club Teacher St Bernadette’s RC Primary School Community Youth Club Leader St Nicholas Church Recorder Club Teacher St Paul’s CE Primary

MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES … 

Performing Cecil Chaminade’s Concertino with the University of Victoria Orchestra as 2006’s Concerto Competition winner and performing Arthur Foote’s A Night Piece with the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra as 2007’s Concerto Competition winner.

Performing Mozart’s Magic Flute in Prague’s Estates Theatre, the very theatre where Mozart himself premiered Don Giovanni!

Joining the Victoria Symphony for Symphony Splash 2011 in Victoria’s Inner Harbour… more the 45,000 spectators turned up!

HUMOROUS MOMENTS (because we all need a laugh!)

Canoeing around a pond with William Bennett on Pender Island! Luckily I managed not to tip the boat over…

COMING UP!

So what’s next? I just completed the Kinderflute Teacher Training Course in Enschede, Netherlands, which was led by American flutist and Kinderflute creator, Kathy Blocki.  I am very excited to announce that I will be offering an introductory Kinderflute half-term course for little musicians aged 4-7 from May 29th to June 2nd! Please visit my new Kinderflute page for more information.

 

Schubert’s Trockne Blumene Variations performed by with wonderful pianist Chihiro Homma. You can listen to the entire piece from Part 1 on YouTube!

Percussionist extraordinaire Annabelle Ip and I playing Gareth Farr’s mesmerizing Kembang Suling: Japan. You can listen to the lively Bali and India movements on YouTube as well!