Thursday, January 6, 2011

Master class Helsinki

At long last--a note on our November master class in Espoo (Helsinki). Organized by the Finnish Flute Association (special thanks to flutist/president Asa Gustavson, as well as flutist/photographer Heli Talvitie!!), this weekend included everything from visits to the "Animal Farm" (see the "cute puppies" practicing their panting!!) to premieres of four (4!) new solo flute pieces, written especially for this occasion.
Highly recommended:
Vellu Halkosalmi: Choro
Lauri Toivio: Marching Piper
Jukka-Pekka Lehto: Gedichte für Flöte

And the fourth one, for which I don't have the exact name & title with me...later.....

All the composers were present, lots of the flute teachers as well, and the students played WONDERFULLY!!!

Am already looking forward to my next Finland visits!!

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