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THE FRIEND FLUTE ACADEMY 2014 - LONDON with LISA FRIEND (Flute), ANNA STOKES (Flute) & ROBERT WINN (Guest Flute Professor) Advanced - Professional Level Flautists: Open to all ages, this 3 day masterclass is focused primarily on advanced to professi...
THE FRIEND FLUTE ACADEMY 2014 - LONDON
with LISA FRIEND (Flute), ANNA STOKES (Flute) & ROBERT WINN (Guest Flute Professor)
Advanced - Professional Level Flautists:
Open to all ages, this 3 day masterclass is focused primarily on advanced to professional level flautists in different stages of their careers and studies, but also embraces high school students looking to pursue a future in music, as well as serious amateurs.
Intermediate Class (Grade 5-8+)
We will also be holding an intermediate class for those students of a level (Grade 5 - 8) who feel that they would gain a lot from observing the masterclasses & participating in workshops, but may or may not wish to perform in the open masterclasses.
We are offering two 'Performer' Scholarships to attend our 3 day course. If you would like to apply to be considered, please send us a detailed biography together with a video link to a recent performance. The recipient (s) of the scholarships will be awarded 50% off tuition fees. The deadline for consideration will be the 30th June 2014.
Lisa Friend - Flute
British flautist Lisa Friend commenced her studies in New York with flautist Renee Siebert of the New York Philharmonic. She was then awarded a flute scholarship to study with Julius Baker at his summer school in Connecticut. At 17, Lisa gained a scholarship to the Royal College of Music where she studied with Susan Milan. Having won the Martin Music Scholarship twice enabled Lisa to study at the Paris Conservatoire with Alain Marion and Ida Ribera.
As a soloist, Lisa has appeared with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and has toured throughout the UK, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, China and the USA. Notable solo appearances include a performance for Steven Spielberg after writing and performing a track for his foundation SHOAH, BBC ChildLine, House of Commons, soloist for the Bill Kenwright production – Music 2000, live recitals for Classic FM and Radio 3, a concert for the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace as soloist with the late Yehudi Menuhin, soloist for the ‘Cinematic Classics’ series at the LG Arts Center-Korea, a performance in the Britten Theatre with the late Sir George Solti, and performing alongside Liza Minnelli in aid of the White Rose Ball Holocaust Trust Fundraiser. Live television appearances have included Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in Spain with her father the international violinist Rodney Friend. She has also given recitals for Middlesbrough Concert Series, St James’, Piccadilly, Leighton House, Stoke Park, an evening showcase at The Forge, St George’s Hall- Bradford Evening Recital Series and Derby Live Classical Season amongst numerous other performances.
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. As a soloist, Lisa recorded Ennio Morricone’s Once upon a time in America for Silver Screen Records with the Prague Philharmonic.
She has recorded a debut solo CD of romantic works entitled Deep in my soul under the Signum Classics label. She has also featured on a recording for Malcolm Martineau and friends of songs by Poulenc with Signum Classics.
Lisa recently released a CD entitled 'Luminance - Solo & Duo Works for flute and piano' – Lisa Friend, Anna Stokes (Flutes) & Mark Kinkaid (Piano) under Champs Hill Records (Jan 2014 Release). Their CD has since been chosen as 'Classic FM CD of the Week' (Jan 2014), David Mellor's Album of the Week (5 Star Review) in the 'Mail on Sunday' (Jan 2014) and aired on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 2 and Classic FM.
She has given masterclasses in Korea and the UK, and runs an annual international flute masterclass in London. Lisa is an Ambassador of the Princes Trust. She plays on a Verne Powell gold flute.
Forthcoming highlights include recitals and masterclasses in Seoul, Korea (11th-18th May 2014), Vivaldi Concerto ‘La Notte’ and Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.5 with the Virtuosi Pragenses Chamber Orchestra in the Smirice Easter Festival-Prague in (April 2014) and a Mozart Concerto with the Oxford Philomusica (2014/2015 Series).
Anna Stokes - Flute
Anna Stokes has worked with numerous orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia, Arts Symphonic, National Theatre Orchestra (‘Light Princess’ by Tori Amos) and session work for EMI, Universal, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and Mercury. She has also toured the UK extensively with singers Russell Watson and Aled Jones.
She founded the Emanuel Ensemble in 2001 and they have since gone on to perform in recitals at the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, National Gallery, V & A Museum, Conway Hall, Leeds International Festival, Schubert Society of Britain, Leighton House, Villa D’Este, Lake Como and various UK concert societies. Anna recorded her debut CD with the Emanuel Ensemble (John Reid, pianist and Louisa Tuck, cello) for Champs Hill Records (released in 2011).
Anna has also performed in a number of duo recitals with flautist Lisa Friend. She recently released a CD entitled 'Luminance - Solo & Duo Works for flute and piano' – Lisa Friend, Anna Stokes (Flutes) & Mark Kinkaid (Piano) under Champs Hill Records (Jan 2014 Release). Their CD has since been chosen as 'Classic FM CD of the Week' (Jan 2014), David Mellor's Album of the Week (5 Star Review) in the 'Mail on Sunday' (Jan 2014) and aired on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 2 and Classic FM. She has also given solo flute / piano duo performances for the Qatar Foundation in Doha, at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, the Cheltenham International Festival and UK concert societies. Anna has also performed concertos and solo works by Bach, Chaminade, Mozart, Quantz, Reinecke and Rouse.
Awards include the Marc Rich Scholarship for Artistic Achievement, Sir James Galway International Masterclass ‘Gold Nagahara Headjoint Award’ for ‘Best Performer’ 2007, David Bowerman Charitable Trust Sponsorship, Haynes International Flute Competition Prize Winner (USA, 2007), LPO Future Firsts (2006-2007), Solti Foundation Award, EMI Sound Foundation Award and a Brannen-Cooper Flute awarded to her from the Foundation for Sport and the Arts. She has given workshops in the UK, Hong Kong and Qatar and assists on the annual ‘Lisa Friend London Flute Summer Masterclass’.
Anna was awarded a scholarship to the Purcell School of Music where she studied with Anna Pope. She was subsequently awarded a Foundation Scholarship to the Royal College of Music where she studied flute with Susan Milan and Stewart McLlwham, graduating in 2004 with First Class Honours. Anna was selected to participate in the Sir James Galway International Masterclass, Switzerland 2006-2008. She has received coaching from flautists including Paul Edmund Davies, Celia Chambers, Michael Cox, the late Sebastian Bell and composers, the late Nicholas Maw and Jindrich Feld. Anna plays on a silver Powell Flute.
Anna is grateful for the kind support from the David and Mary Bowerman Charitable Trust.
Robert Winn - Flute (Guest Professor)
Prof. Robert Winn is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London and was principal flautist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from 1985-1999. Professor Winn has given masterclasses in Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium an the Czech Republik. In 1994 he served as a Professor of Flute at the Franz-Liszt-Academy in Weimar and in 1999 he became Professor of Flute at the College of Music in Cologne.
Apart from his wide experience in classic musical genres he has played on many Hollywood movies such as The Lord of the Rings, Notting Hill, The English Patient and many more.
Prof. Robert Winn ist Absolvent der Royal Academy of Music in London. Von 1985-1999 war er Soloflötist des Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London. Von 1994-1998 war er Professor an der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar. 1999 erhielt er die Professor für Flöte an der Musikhochschule Köln. Robert Winn war Gastdozent auf zahlreichen Meisterkursen u.a. in Kanada, Australien, Spanien, Belgien und der Tschechischen Republik.
Neben seiner großen Erfahrung im klassischen Musikbereich hat er als Flötist in zahlreichen Hollywood Filmen (Der Herr der Ringe, Notting Hill, Der englische Patient u.v.m.) mitgewirkt. Unterrichtswerke für Anfänger und fortgeschrittene Flötenschüler, als auch Lehrbücher die bestimmte flötenspezifisch technische Themen betreffen, sind im AMA und im Schott Verlag erhältlich.
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