Studio Flute Fest with Carol Wincenc

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

As winner of the 1978 Walter W. Naumburg Solo Flute Competition, flutist Carol Wincenc made her first WQXR appearance on the nascent Young Artists Showcase. Wincenc went on to become one of America’s leading flute soloists and educators. Wincenc recently came to the Young Artists Showcase studio and brought two of her outstanding flute students at the Juilliard School: Daniel James and Nicholas Johnson. 

The flute fest began with just the duo on Telemann’s Canonic Sonata for two flutes. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of her first appearance on the Young Artists Showcase, Wincenc joined James and Johnson in WQXR premieres of pieces two 20th century flute trios by Alan Hovhaness and Laszlo Zempleni. Adding more Juilliard colleagues into the mix — pianist Renate Rohlfing, guitarist Tengyue Zhang, violinist Fabiola Kim and violist Will Bender — the flutists performed works by Beethoven, Franz Doppler and Toru Takemitsu.

Program details:

Telemann: Canonic Sonata No. 1 in G Major (Vivace, Adagio, Allegro)
— Daniel James, Nicholas Johnson, flute.

Franz Doppler: Andante from Op. 25 for two flutes and piano
— Daniel James, Nick Johnson, flute; Renate Rohlfing, piano.

Alan Hovhaness: The Spirit of Ink: Apparition of the Celestial City, Birds in a magic forest
— Carol Wincenc, Daniel James, Nicholas Johnson, flute.

Toru Takemitsu: Cape Cod, from Toward the Sea for Alto Flute & Guitar
— Nicholas Johnson, alto flute; Tengyue Zhang, guitar.

Beethoven: Adagio-Allegro Vivace e disinvolto from Serenade Op. 25 for Flute, Violin & Viola
— Daniel James, flute; Fabiola Kim, violin; Will Bender, viola.

Laszlo Zempleni: Trio, Allegro, Adagio, Vivace
— Carol Wincenc, Daniel James, Nicholas Johnson, flute.

Franz Doppler: Rondo from Op. 25 for two flutes and piano
— Daniel James, Nick Johnson, flute; Renate Rohlfing, piano.

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