Saturday 4.10.21 3:00 PM
Join the UIC Flute Day on Saturday, April 10 from 3:00 to 5:30pm. The UIC Flute day will offer an afternoon filled with inspiring ideas about teaching, playing, and practicing the flute. All warm up sessions, technique classes, expert presentations, and Q&As sessions will be free and open to the public. Flute students of all skill levels, music educators, and flute enthusiasts are welcome to join. All activities will be interactive, so plan to bring your flute to partake in an exciting and revitalizing virtual flute event.
Ransom Wilson, internationally acclaimed flutist, conductor, and Yale University Flute Professor, will be our special guest in a masterclass titled La Belle Flûte exploring the fundamental principles of the French School and what we can learn from it.
Admission Free: Open to students, educators, and flute enthusiasts of all skill levels.
Warm Up Session with Eugenia Moliner and Mariana Gariazzo
La Belle Flûte with Ransom Wilson
For question and more information please contact Mariana Gariazzo at firstname.lastname@example.org and Eugenia Moliner at email@example.com.
Ransom Wilson has long been recognized as one of the greatest flutists of his generation, a distinction that is reflected in part by an exclusive recording contract with Angel/EMI Records and performances around the world. Increasingly, he has turned to a career in orchestral and operatic conducting, leading groups at festivals and opera companies in the United States and abroad. He has appeared as a conductor in hundreds of concerts and recordings with the Solisti New York Orchestra, which he founded, and has served as an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera. Currently, Wilson is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Le Train Bleu ensemble, an artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music Director of the Redlands Symphony, and Director of Orchestral Programs at the Idyllwild Arts Academy.
Wilson teaches a studio of graduate-level flutists at the Yale School of Music. He has been featured many times in solo and chamber music performances on Yale’s Faculty Artist Series and Yale in New York concert series. In the summers, he performs and teaches at the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. In 2004, he conducted the U.S. premiere of Gounod’s comic opera Le médecin malgré lui (with recitatives by Erik Satie) at Yale University.
Ransom Wilson hails from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and graduated from The Juilliard School in 1973. Afterward, he spent a year in Paris as a private student of Jean-Pierre Rampal, with whom he performed and recorded extensively.
Ransom Wilson appears by courtesy of Haynes Flutes
Eugenia Moliner has been acclaimed “An artist of the highest caliber...an excellent, exciting and imaginative flute player, totally in control of the sometimes ferocious technical demands of the scores” by Flute The British Flute Society Magazine. Her live performances have received rave reviews from the American Record guide, the British Flute Society Magazine, Flute Talk, Fanfare, Chicago Sun Times, Fort Worth, Star Telegram, The New Yorker, and other specialized magazines.
As a member of the “Cavatina Duo" with guitarist Denis Azabagic, she has performed in concert halls and festivals in more than 20 countries; across Europe, the USA, South America and Asia, in venues such as the Ravinia Festival, The Harris Theater, Symphony Center (Chicago), DaCamera Society, (Los Angeles), Mainly Mozart San Diego, the Opening Gala at the National Flute Association Conference USA, National Performing Arts Center in Beijing, The Oriental Arts Center Shangai (China)The National Flute Association (AFE) in Madrid, Palau de les Arts Valencia (Spain) the Aix-en-Provence Summer Festival (France), Campos de Jordao Festival, (Brazil), the Tchaikovsky hall in Moscow(Russia), The Doelen (Netherlands), The National Concert Hall in Taipei (Taiwan), Daejeon Philharmonic Concert Hall, (Korea), ICCR Music Center in Kolkata (India),among many others.
Moliner’s discography includes 10 CD recordings, with international record labels such as Cedille, Bridge (USA), Orobroy and Opera Tres (Spain) and Neos (Germany). In July 2020, Cavatina Duo released their album “Folias and Fantasias,” music of Telemann and Marais, for Bridge Records with praising reviews: “Simply the finest flute-guitar duo on the planet, the Cavatina Duo offers a recording for our times: music at once heartbreaking and uplifting.” Upcoming recording projects include a new release with Cedille Records, ”River of Fire,” inspired by Gypsy music from around the world collaborating with the world renown Pacifica Quartet.
Ms. Moliner has also performed chamber music with Mathieu Dufour (Berlin Philarmonic), as well as with other musicians from the Chicago Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic and Toronto Symphony, the Chicago Chamber Musicians and the Civitas Ensemble. She has appeared in recital with pianist Rob Broek, the New Opus Trio, the Aspen Trio, the Avalon String Quartet, and with the sopranos Patrice Michaels and Michelle Areizaga. While living in Holland she collaborated with numerous ensembles like the Rotterdam Baroque Ensemble, the Montebello Ensemble (specialized in XX century music) and the National Philharmonic of the Netherlands.
Eugenia Moliner has given Master classes throughout the United States, in Universities and Flute Clubs, as well as in Festivals and Universities in Russia, Spain, Brazil, Taiwan, Mexico, Bosnia, Serbia, India, Holland, Portugal and Denmark. She serves as a teaching associate in Flute at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is an Artist- Faculty at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Since 2018, she is the artistic director of “Curso de Musica Juan Gual Esteve” in Burriana, Spain and artistic director of The Flute Symposium of Chicago. www.eugeniamoliner.com
Mariana Gariazzo is a Teaching Associate in Flute at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Long Distant Education Specialist and Instructional Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University. Gariazzo holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Music from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Music from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Argentina. She has been a recipient of several awards and distinctions in solo and chamber music categories including Fundacion Antorchas, Juventudes Musicales, UNC Orchestra competition, and the Robert Wilson Award for Outstanding Woodwind Performance at Yale. In addition, she has been awarded multiple grants in the scholarship of teaching such as the Innovative Pedagogy Grant, the Arts Enhancement Grant, and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center Co-Sponsorship Grant, the Academic Innovation Grant, the High Impact Innovation Practices Grant, and the Advancing Climate Together Grant at Texas A&M University.
Gariazzo enjoys a growing reputation as an engaging and thought-provoking pedagogue, lecturer, and performer. She is a sought-after clinician and has served on the adjudication panels of national and international competitions including the National Flute Association, the University Interscholastic League Texas Solo and State Ensemble Competition (TSSEC), the Houston Flute Club, Peruvian Youth Flute Competition, the International Low Flutes Festival alto competition, the ENKOR International Music Competition, as well as various local competitions in woodwind and chamber music divisions.
Her research focuses on new music by Latin American composers and she has served as a guest artist and speaker on the subject at prominent venues and conferences in Europe, Asia, Latin and North America. In solo and orchestral settings, she has performed in South America and the United States with such ensembles as the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Oak Ridge Symphony, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Philharmonia Orchestra at Yale, New Music New Haven, Neither Music, the National Youth Orchestra of Peru, the Academic Orchestra at Colon Theater, the National University of Cuyo Symphony, and the National Orchestra of Argentina. She has been invited to present and perform at the Texas Music Association Conference in San Antonio (2010), and the National Flute Association Conventions in Albuquerque (2007), Charlotte (2011), Las Vegas (2012), New Orleans (2013), Chicago (2014), Washington DC (2015), San Diego (2016), Minneapolis (2017), Orlando (2018), and Salt Lake City (2019).
Gariazzo serves as chair of the National Flute Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee and President of the Chicago Flute Club. Current performance projects consist of presenting her new CD at national and international venues and inspiring generations of flutists to optimize performance through nutrition. She actively collaborates with composers in commissioning, recording and performing new music for C, alto and bass flutes. Her debut CD, Revelations, will be released by MSR Classic Records in 2021.