Ahead of his masterclass at Butler University, the Indy Flute Shop is honored to host a meet-and-greet with legendary flutist William Bennett! We are so lucky to be able to host Bennett in Indianapolis again, as he shares his incomparable teaching style, knowledge, and wit with students at Butler University under the tutelage of Karen Moratz. The masterclass will be held at Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall from 7-10pm, and at 4:30 there will be a FREE meet-and-greet right here in the Indy Flute Shop!
One of the foremost musical artists performing today, Bennett has raised the profile of the flute to that of an instrument capable of a wide range of tonal colors, dynamics, and expression. He studied in London with Geoffrey Gilbert, and in France with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Marcel Moyse. In addition to recording the standard flute repertoire of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, and so on, he has made pioneer recordings of many neglected 19th century works, such as music by Ries, Romberg, and Taffanel. He has recorded with artists such as Jimi Hendrix and Wynton Marsalis. He has made over 100 CD’s as a soloist. 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 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 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. Don’t miss your chance to meet a living flute legend! Please visit the IFS Facebook page to register for this free event: https://www.facebook.com/events/181303519280960/