Praised for her "luscious, full sound" (American Record Guide) and "effortless precision" (Flutist Quarterly), Nicole Riner maintains an active national presence as a recitalist and pedagogue. She has presented master classes at universities and conservatories across the country and has performed with orchestras and at summer festivals, chamber music series, and flute fairs in the United States, South American, and Europe. A champion of new contemporary music, Nicole has also commissioned and premiered over twenty works both as a soloist and with her chamber group, Verismo Trio. In 2016, she joined the board of Flute New Music Consortium, a commissioning organization for flutists.
A versatile performer with a clear and sumptuous tone, Nan Raphael's playing has been called "an elegant and exceptional treat". She has been a frequent soloist at concerts and festivals across the United States since 1979. As a result of a wealth of new and exciting repertoire written over the last 3-4 decades, she has been able to demonstrate the versatility of this much maligned little instrument.
Texas-based flutist Meghan Bennett performs a guest recital with collaborative pianist Hui-Chuan Chen. The recital will be followed by a masterclass for Penn State flute students which is also open to the public.
Passacaille, Op. 35 ♦ Emmanuel Rhené-Baton
Debla [Solo VI] für Flöte ♦ Cristóbal Halffter
Sonate pour Flûte et Piano (2003) ♦ Yuko Uebayashi
Lento - Allegro
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