BFS Flute Competitions February 2020 London-19th February 2020

BFS Flute Competitions February 2020 London-19th February 2020

We are delighted to announce that the BFS Competitions 2020 are now open for entries. The Competitions will be held at Regent Hall, Oxford Street, London on Wednesday 19th February 2020. We welcome young flautists to apply for this exciting performance opportunity, with advice and encouragement from our panel of expert adjudicators.

BFS School Performer: for performers aged 13 years or under.
Adjudicators: Sarah O’Flynn – Sub-Principal flute of the Britten Sinfonia and member of the Chroma Ensemble; Susan Torke – Flute teacher at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, worked closely with German composer Hans Werner Henze.

BFS Young Performer: for performers aged 14-18 years.
Adjudicators: Sarah O’Flynn – Sub-Principal flute of the Britten Sinfonia and member of the Chroma Ensemble; Susan Torke – Flute teacher at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, worked closely with German composer Hans Werner Henze.

BFS Young Artist: for performers aged 19-24 years.
Adjudicators: Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir – Principal Flute of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conductor and founder of Maximus Musicus concerts and books for children; Silvia Careddu – Double prize winner of the Concours International de Musique de Genève, flute teacher at Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin and professor at the Conservatoire et Académie Supérieure de Strasbourg.

Accompanists: Richard Shaw and Joanne Sealey.

Closing date for entries: Friday 10th January 2020 at 5pm UK time.

Full details and bookings Link
Competition Rules Link

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpzJkvZQ15JGehTjgNe9bw/featured


15th Oct 19-Flute Masterclass with William Bennett @ the RAM

15th Oct 19-Flute Masterclass with William Bennett @ the RAM

Tue 15 Oct 2019, 2.30pm – 6.00pm
Space – Angela Burgess Recital Hall
Venue – Royal Academy of Music

With William Bennett, international soloist and Academy professor.

Free – no tickets required.

https://tickets.ram.ac.uk/sales/categories/masterclasses/flute-masterclass-with-william-5


Lisa Friend Woodwind Masterclass @ All Flutes Plus 18/10/19

Time: 12-6pm
Venue:
The Warren Room @ All Flutes Plus
60-61 Warren Street, London, W1T 5NZ
Masterclass contact email:
lisafriendflute (at) hotmail.com

Lisa will be giving a performance masterclass at All Flutes Plus for flautists / woodwind players of intermediate / advanced level.

Performer / auditor places are limited, so please email Lisa directly for further info and to secure your place.


Lisa Friend (Flautist) has appeared as a soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Prague Philharmonic, Virtuosi Pragenses Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.

 She has toured throughout Europe, the USA and Asia and has been broadcast on radio stations around the world including Classic FM, Scala Radio, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 2, BBC London, RTE Lyric FM, WQXR Classical Radio-New York, WFMT Radio-Chicago and with the Brodsky Quartet live in the Classic FM Studios and on BBC One TV ‘The Andrew Marr Show’.

Her many recordings as a solo/chamber artist include Voyage (Chandos), Essence-Lisa Friend and Rohan De Silva (Chandos), Mozart Quartets-Lisa Friend & the Brodsky Quartet (Chandos), Cinema Affair (Silva Screen), Luminance (Champs Hill Records) and Deep in My Soul (Signum Records). All have been widely praised in the press including the BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone and the Mail on Sunday and many of her CDs have been chosen as Classic FM’s Album of the Week/Weekend and Drive Discovery. Both her CDs ‘Cinema Affair’ and ‘Essence’ have also been featured albums on board British Airways ‘Highlife In Flight Entertainment’.

 She has also featured on a recording for Malcolm Martineau and friends of songs by Poulenc (Signum Classics) and as a soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on a CD by Ian Mulder.

Solo recital highlights include performances for Steven Spielberg and his USC Shoah Foundation, for the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, at the LG Arts Center in Seoul, at the Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall in London. She has also performed live on stage as a soloist with Principal dancers of the Royal Ballet for Sergei Polunin’s ‘Project Polunin’ and appeared at the Tenth Anniversary Concert for Children and the Arts in collaboration with Classic FM.

After signing a deal with Universal Publishing, Lisa wrote original arrangements for her trio based on some of the great film scores as well as her own compositions, performing at venues such as St Martin- in-the-Fields, St. John’s, Smith Square, and the British Embassy in Paris.

She has given master-classes in South Korea and the UK, including, most recently (January 2019), a woodwind performance masterclass at the Royal Academy of Music, and runs an annual international flute master-class, The Friend International Flute Academy.  In April 2017, she was a jury member for the Concours du Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste at the École Normale de Musique de Paris ‘Alfred Cortot’.

Having spent her early years in the USA, Lisa Friend studied with Renée Siebert of the New York Philharmonic before winning a scholarship, at seventeen, to study with Susan Milan at the Royal College of Music; she pursued her postgraduate studies as a ‘Martin Music Scholar’ with the late Alain Marion in Paris.

Lisa Friend is an Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust and the Children and the Arts Trust, and a Powell Artist, playing a Verne Q. Powell gold flute.

www.lisafriend.com
www.facebook.com/lisafriendflute
www.instagram.com/lisafriendflute
www.friendfluteacademy.com

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0pcPckPX9c


Flute Lessons-Emmanuel Pahud-Flute Fundamentals

Flute Lessons-Emmanuel Pahud-Flute Fundamentals – A fascinating video from one of the masters of flute, Emmanuel Pahud discussing the fundamentals of flute playing (Presented by ‘Play With A Pro’). This introductory video gives a glimpse of the detailed video course aimed a student, intermediate and professional players alike. Emmanuel offers a fascinating incite advice on the six foundational principles of flute playing. Furthermore, ‘playwithapro.com’ are offering the full 53 minute video for a nominal fee. Click on the link below for further information.

  • Six Plan Video Lesson
  • Intro
  • Breathing and blowing
  • Vibrato
  • Tonguing
  • Double and Triple Tonguing
  • Flute Position and Embouchure
  • Intonation

Playwithapro.com – Emmanuel Pahud Videos
https://www.playwithapro.com/video/emmanuel-pahud-flute-fundamentals-1