This event offers the audience an opportunity to hear performances by extraordinary young artists who are studying at major Boston conservatories in preparation for concert careers. This season's finalists are: Michel Dew (Boston Conservatory of Music, student of Ann Bobo), Hanol Lee (Boston University, student of Linda Toote), Jisun Oh (New England Conservatory of Music, student of Renee Krimsier), and Bethanne Walker (Boston Conservatory, student of Linda Toote).
Each finalist will perform G.F. Handel’s Sonata in E Minor, Georges Enesco’s Cantabile et Presto and East Wind for Flute Solo by Shulamit Ran.
The Pappoutsakis Prize, first presented in 1980, was established in 1979 in memory of James Pappoutsakis, flutist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for nearly four decades and beloved teacher of generations of fine musicians now performing throughout the world. Finalists who have advanced through the (blind) preliminary round have been chosen from among students at The New England Conservatory, Boston University, The Boston Conservatory, The Longy School of Music and The Berklee College of Music.
The First Prize winner will receive a cash award of $2,000 (US), a handmade silver head joint from Jonathon Landell (former student of James Pappoutsakis)
The William H. Grass Memorial Prize (for second place) will be a cash award of $1,000 (US) and a gift certificate from Yesterday Service (a source for scores and sheet music). The other finalists will also receive gift certificates from Yesterday Service.
The Competition is supported in part by: Brannen Brothers Flutes, Burkart Flutes, Flutacious, Flute FX, Galdieri Flute Repair, William S. Haynes Flutes, Keefe Piccolo Company, Landell Flutes, Levit Flute Co., Mancke Flutes, Music Espresso, Nagahara Flutes, Powell Flutes, Suffolk Dentistry, Williams Flutes, Yesterday Service, and Your Flute Works.