The New York Flute Club sponsors:
- A professional concert series
- The New York Flute Fair
- An ensemble program
- A monthly newsletter
- An education and enrichment program
- Commissions of new music for flute
- A variety of publications and recordings
- Free admission and two guest tickets to monthly concerts
- Ensemble program
- Access to extensive member directory
- Free listing of members' events in our online and newsletter calendars
- Monthly newsletter
Welcome to The New York Flute Club
Enter Our Composition Competition
The New York Flute Club is pleased to announce our Flute Composition Competition for the 2014-15 season, the second ever. The first competition, held in 1948, was won by Eldin Burton for his Sonatina, which is now part of our standard repertoire. In reviving the competition, we are seeking to encourage compositions for flute and to bring exciting new compositions to the flute community by recognizing outstanding new works.
The finalists’ compositions will be presented at next year's Flute Fair, and the performances will be recorded and featured on the Flute Club’s website and YouTube channel so that the entire flute community can discover and enjoy them.
Write a piece for us, or spread the word to your composer friends!
Prizes to be awarded: First prize: $1500, second prize: $1000, third prize: $500
Deadline for entries: September 15, 2014.
Flute Fair Held on March 16
The New York Flute Club held its annual Flute Fair on Sunday, March 16. Titled “The Magic Flutes,” the fair featured the flutists of The Metropolitan Opera, Denis Bouriakov, Stefan Ragnar Hoskuldsson, Stephanie Mortimore, and Maron Khoury. Other highlights included:
- A concert by the associate and extra musicians of the MET
- A special strand of piccolo programs, including “Pick up the Piccolo,” for players new to the instrument
- A masterclass with Denis Bouriakov, Stefan Ragnar Hoskuldsson, and Stephanie Mortimore
- Workshops on yoga, exercise, and the music busines
- Student ensembles and flute choirs
New York Flute Fair 2014: The Magic Flutes
When: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 8:00am-7:30 pm
Where: The Lighthouse, 111 East 59th Street (between Lexington & Park Avenues),
New York City
|Stephanie Mortimore||Maron Khoury|
The 2014 Flute Fair, “The Magic Flutes,” featured the fabulous flutists of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. For the Gala Concert, Denis Bouriakov, Stefán Höskuldsson, Maron Khoury, and Stephanie Mortimore selected a program that showcases their individual artistry. The New York Artists Concert featured the associate and extra players at the Met: Koren McCaffrey, Erin Jang, Yevgeny Faniuk, and Pat Zuber.
Interviews with the Met Flutists
Watch this two-part round table video interview created for the NYFC by Michael Parloff, retired 30-year Met principal flutist.
|Part 1: Biographies. Topics include the flutists' geographically diverse backgrounds, early musical training, practice habits, and persistence in the face of discouragement.|| Part 2: Life at the Met. "Shop talk" stories and conversation about the special challenges and rewards in being an opera flutist.
News and Updates
- We're proud to announce the winners of the Young Musicians Concert held on February 23. Congratulations to each of them for their fine performances.
- Hear videos and see photos from Ian Clarke's February 2 workshop and concert. In the workshop, Ian Clarke demonstrated a number of extended techniques that he taught to the assembled participants. The group then integrated the techniques with some simple melodies and rhythms to create a spontaneous musical composition. In the concert that followed, with pianist Dianne Frazer, he performed seven of his flute compositions and Taffanel's Fantaisie sur Der Freischut.
- We thank the Friends of Flutes Foundation, Lifetime NYFC member Ardith Bondi, and other anonymous donors for their generous contributions to the Education & Enrichment Program.
Our 2013-2014 Concert Season
We were delighted to have these artists perform at our concerts this season. Our final concert at the Baruch Performing Arts Center on April 27 will feature the winners of the New York Flute Club Competition.
Be a Member of The New York Flute Club
You can join or renew your membership online and, with membership, be able to access our current newsletters, view our membership directory, edit your profile, and list your upcoming concerts in Member Events.
The New York Flute Club, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of flute playing and the appreciation of flute music. It provides a common meeting ground for professional, student, and amateur flutists and offers performance opportunities for flutists and composers. We welcome as members musicians and music lovers who are interested in the flute and flute music. Founded in1920 by eminent flutist Georges Barrère, composer Lamar Stringfield, and a group of their associates, The New York Flute Club is the oldest such organization in the United States. Hear Georges Barrère in 1941 playing a transcription of the gamelan piece Lagu Ardja by Colin McPhee.