Thursday, August 1, 7:30 pm at the Otesaga Resort Hotel
Come experience the beauty of the flute as the New York Summer Music Festival International Flute Institute performs classical favorites and a few surprises. This free community concert features leading young flutists from Korea, China, Sweden and across the United States.
The performance features Festival artistic director and flutist Linda Chesis, Paul Edmund-Davies, Hyuncheong Park, and Juhee Kang.
The concert is the culmination of two weeks of intensive study and rehearsals. The concert also will feature a performance by the winner of the International Flute Institute Concerto Competition.
“The Flute Fest has become a Festival tradition,” says the Festival’s Linda Chesis. “It’s a great opportunity to experience the dedication and talent of these young flutists.”
The concert is free and open to all. Children are very welcome to attend. The concert will last about 1 hour.
No ticket or reservation required, just come and enjoy!
Make-your-own flute craft begins at 7pm. Bring an empty plastic bottle (20 oz or less) or we can supply you with one.
Learn more about the New York Summer Music Festival.
Paul Edmund-Davies established his international reputation as flautist and soloist in the twenty years that he was Principal Flute of the London Symphony Orchestra. Conductors with whom he has performed concerti include Leonard Bernstein, Rostropovich, Pierre Boulez and Kent Nagano and he has played in Chamber Music ensembles with André Previn.
For the last ten years Paul has toured extensively, giving recitals, classes and performing concerti in America, Europe, Canada, Australasia, the Middle East and the Far East.
Hyuncheong Park has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras such as Korean Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Chamber Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra among others. She has given many recitals at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, Boston Flute Fair, Kumho Art Hall and Seoul Arts Center Recital Hall. She has won many competitions including the first prize at V. Bucchi Competition in Italy, Popputsakis Flute Competition in Boston, among others.
Currently as an active performer in Korea, she is a music director of Ensemble NORI, a member of BeautiFL Mozart and a faculty member of Chongshin University, Hanse University and Mokwon University.
Flutist Ju Hee Kang has won top prizes in numerous competitions in New York and in her native Korea, including the Pusan Music Competition, Yonsei University Competition and the Ewha-Kyunghang Competition. As a soloist, she made her recital debut in the summer of 2011 when she was featured on the ‘Hyundai Rising Star’ concert. Ms. Kang has participated in master classes with flutists Emmanuel Pahud, Jeanne Baxtresser and Susan Milan. She has also performed with the New York Summer Music Festival Orchestra, the Yonsei String Orchestra and Sinfonietta, and the Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestra, among others. Ms. Kang served as principal flutist of the Seoul Youth Orchestra at the Sejong Arts Center from 2006 to 2009. She received her undergraduate degree from Yonsei University with Shin Jung Oh. Recipient of a Presidential Award, Juhee Kang recently completed the master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Linda Chesis. She is an alum of the International Flute Institute.