NYFC president 2001-2002
First-prize winner of England's International Music Performance Competition, Jan Vinci has performed at such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and Symphony Space, and at the Blossom Festival, the International Computer Music Conference in the Netherlands, the Electric Music Festival in England, Killington Music Festival, the Chamber Music Conference of the East at Bennington College, and several National Flute Association conventions.
Ms. Vinci's chamber music career has spanned more than 20 years. She performs with Iridescence, a flute and harp duo, and for more than 10 years toured the United States with Tritonis, an ensemble with flute, guitar, and cello. She has commissioned more than 20 works, recorded for Albany Records, and received numerous grants from New York State Council on the Arts, Queens Council on the Arts, and Chamber Music America.
Ms. Vinci is Senior Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College and formerly served on the faculties of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and Hofstra University. Since 1994, she has directed and taught master classes at the Skidmore Flute Institute and has presented the Skidmore Flute Choir Festival. Ms. Vinci holds a D.M.A. from the Juilliard School, an M.M. from Cleveland Institute of Music, and a B.M. from Bowling Green State University. Her primary teachers were Julius Baker, Samuel Baron, Maurice Sharp, Judith Bentley, and Martha Aarons.