Wow, what an amazing couple of weeks here at the Indy Flute Shop! Last Saturday was the Indiana State University Flute Fest with last-minute guest Nicole Esposito–she was amazing! This Saturday, I will be at yet another amazing event: the 2017 GIFC Flute Fest at Butler University with the legendary William Bennett!
One of the foremost musical artists performing today, international soloist William Bennett has raised the profile of the flute to that of an instrument capable of a wide range of tonal colors, dynamics, and expression, giving it the depth, dignity, and grandeur of the voice or a string instrument.
He has been principal flute in many orchestras including the London Symphony, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and the English Chamber Orchestra. He appears frequently as a soloist and recording artist, having recorded over 100 albums to date.
He has been Professor of Flute in the Freiburg Hochschule of Music in Germany, and he teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He teaches Masterclasses all over the world.
In 2002 he was awarded the National Flute Association’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” and in 2003 he was appointed the British Flute Society’s “Flautist Laureate”. In 2004 he was awarded the title of ” Flute of Gold” from the Italian “Falaut” Flute society. In 2009 he was awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Chicago Flute Club.
In January 1995 H.M. The Queen presented William Bennett with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (O.B.E) for his distinguished Services to Music.
Here is the schedule of events for Saturday:
8:00a – 9:00a : Registration and Vendors (Schrott)
9:00a – 12:00p : William Bennett Masterclass (3 hours) (Schrott)
12:00p – 1:30p : Lunch and Vendors (Schrott)
1:30p – 2:30p : Breakout Sessions (Lilly Hall classrooms)
Moyse Workshop/Open Masterclass (Karen Evans Moratz and Becky Arrensen)
How to Choose a Flute (panel discussion)
2:30p – 3:00p : Break and Vendors
3:00p – 4:00p : Kate Lukas Workshop (Schrott)
4:00p – 5:00p : Flute Choir Reading (Schrott)
5:00p – 7:00p : Dinner
7:00p : William Bennett Recital (Schrott)
Find more information and register for the day’s events, as well as purchase tickets for the recital, here:
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