BOSTON FLUTE ACADEMY PRESENTS: Artist-in-Residence Brendan V. Ryan in Concert
BOSTON FLUTE ACADEMY PRESENTS: An Evening of Art Songs for Flute, Soprano and Piano featuring a World Premiere Song Cycle by Award-Winning New Composer, Brandon Scott Rumsey.
Concert: Saturday, April 4th, 7:30p.m.
Location: Maliotis Cultural Center (50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA)
About Boston Flute Academy Artist-in-Residence Brendan V. Ryan
Brendan V. Ryan, the Boston Flute Academy 2014 – 2015 Artist-in-Residence, is an exciting up-and-coming musician who has performed in concert halls across the world. Mr. Ryan was a First Prize winner in the 2013 Alexander Buono International Flute Competition and was thusly offered a solo performance in Carnegie Hall in October of 2013. He is a substitute Principal Flutist for the Lexington Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Jonathan McPhee. Originally from Needham, Massachusetts, Mr. Ryan recently graduated with a Master of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied with flute soloist and former Acting Principal Flute of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Marianne Gedigian. He is an honors graduate from the University of Southern California where he studied with Jim Walker. Mr. Ryan also spent a year studying under Jeannie Baxtresser at CMU. Prior to his college studies, Mr. Ryan trained for 5 years with Boston flutist Judy Grant. Mr. Ryan was selected as an Associate Member for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago’s 2014-2015 season. He has been a Yale Fellow at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and looks forward to attending the 2015 Sarasota Chamber Music Festival.
About Soprano Kate Fruchterman
Kate Fruchterman, soprano, is a native of Palo Alto, California. She has most recently been seen as Suor Genovieffa in Mannes Opera’s fall production of Suor Angelica. Other recent roles include Cleopatra, Corinna, Despina and Pamina. An active recitalist, she has performed in Los Angeles, Kansas City, and the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently studies at Mannes College in Manhattan, where she will finish her Masters degree later this spring. As a winner of the 2015 Opera Foundation Scholarship, she will be relocating to Turin, Italy, where she will be singing with the Teatro Regio di Torino for the 2015-16 season.
About Pianist Christina Wright-Ivanova
Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanovais described as a “perfect partner” by Klassik Newsletter Berlin and a “brilliant collaborative pianist” by Wiener Zeitung (Vienna). She is currently Staff Pianist at Boston University and Coach at the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. She is a former faculty member of the French-American Vocal Academy and the American Institute for Musical Studies. She will join the Vocal Coach Faculty of the Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Program in Summer 2015. Recordings on ARS Produktion, New Dynamic Records. DMA, University of Texas at Austin; MMus, New England Conservatory. www.christinajwright.com.
About Composer Brandon Scott Rumsey
Brandon Scott Rumsey (b. 1987, Las Vegas, NV) is an award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator, and interdisciplinary collaborator whose music has been featured at venues across the nation. Brandon’
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ABOUT BOSTON FLUTE ACADEMY
The Boston Flute Academy (BFA) is a nationally recognized flute school providing private lessons, ensembles, and classes open to all area flutists, from elementary school through adult. The school is located in Brookline and was founded in 2008 by Boston flutist Judy Grant. Her vision was a supportive flute community where the finest teachers and world-class guest artists would be accessible to all ages and levels of students. The school is possibly the first of its kind, offering ground-breaking music education programs and a conservatory curriculum designed specifically for flutists. Originally known for its accelerated training program for flutists seeking performance careers, the BFA has grown to provide innovative and inspiring classes and opportunities for all New England flutists, from novice to professional. Recent Guest Artists at BFA include the legendary Sir James Galway, Paula Robison, and Elizabeth Rowe, Principal flutist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Visit the BFA website for more info: www.bostonfluteacademy.com
BFA Director Judy Grant: “The sounds of flute and voice are a magical combination…”
BFA Concert location:
Maliotis Cultural Center
on campus of Hellenic College
50 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445
Link for directions & map: http://bostonfluteacademy.com/