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Release: June 8, 2001
UI Flute Seminar, Institute 2001 will feature two public
Flutists Tadeu Coelho and Christina Smith will play a
program of music for one and two flutes at 7 p.m. Monday, June 25 in Clapp
Recital Hall. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is part of
the UI Flute Seminar and Pedagogical Institute 2001, an annual event dedicated
to the study of the flute.
Coelho, who directs the Flute Seminar and Pedagogical
Institute, is a member of the UI School of Music faculty; Smith is principal
flute of the Atlanta Symphony and teaches at Kennesaw State University and
Emory University in Atlanta. They will be accompanied by pianist Jeffrey Peterson,
who returns for his fourth year with the flute institute.
The seminar will culminate with an informal concert by
participants at 3 p.m. Friday, June 29 in Clapp Recital Hall.
The Flute Seminar and Institute is open by advance registration
only, but both performances will be free and open to the public. Auditors
may attend sessions of the seminar on a daily basis; for information, see
the seminar's web page at <http://www.uiowa.edu/~c025113/FluteSeminar.html>.
The June 25 concert will open and close with duet performances
by Coelho and Smith. They will begin the concert with the Andante and Rondo
for two flutes by Franz Doppler and end it with a virtuoso showpiece for flutists,
"Guillaume Tell Duo brillant" by Jules Demersseman and Felix Berthelemy.
In between, each will perform significant works from the
flute repertoire with Peterson. Coelho will play the Sonata for flute and
piano (1957) by Jindrich Feld and "Sicilenne et Burlesque" (1914) by Alfredo
Casella. Smith will play Eldin Burton's Sonatine (1948).
The program for the June 29 participants' concert will
be decided during the institute.
Coelho said the master class and institute attracts proficient
flute players from college students to professionals. "It is a week dedicated
to the study of the flute from different aspects: technique, performance,
teaching and other issues including stage presence and orchestral auditions,"
"This year, we are pleased to have with us Christina Smith,
who became the youngest principal flute player in a major American orchestra
when she was appointed to the Atlanta Symphony. Her extensive performance
experience, as well as her perspective on the professional orchestral experience,
will make her a valuable part of the institute.
"Since the participants will be involved in performance
every day of the seminar, we decided to start off the week with a concert
that will showcase a variety of performing styles, as well as some very challenging
pieces for flute."
Coelho joined the UI music faculty in 1997. An international
touring artist sponsored by the Miyazawa Flute Company, he has appeared as
soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe and the Americas. He has performed
as first solo flutist with the Santa Fe Symphony, the Hofer Symphoniker in
Germany and the Spoletto Festival Orchestra in Italy. In the summer of 1996
he was invited to play with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood under conductors
Bernard Haitink, Robert Shaw and Robert Spano.
Coelho's performances have consistently earned high critical
praise. Following a series of concerts in Brazil, one critic commented that
he "played with musicality and beautiful sound. His virtuosity and clear performance
Coelho performs a wide range of repertoire, with special
interest in the music of Latin America. Many composers have written works
for him, including UI faculty members Michael Eckert and Lawrence Fritts.
His CD recording of the music of Brazilian composers was released on Tempo
Primo in 1995, and he also recorded works by Thomas Delio on 3D Classics.
His CD of 20th-century Mexican flute music was released in the spring of 1999
and is available, along with Coelho's other recordings, from Eble Music in
downtown Iowa City.
A native of Sonoma County, Calif., Smith began her flute
studies when she was seven. She has appeared as soloist with many orchestras
in Northern California, including the San Francisco Symphony at the age of
15. In 1989 she graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy, where she won the
academy's highest honor, the Young Artist Medal. That same year she entered
the Curtis Institute in Cleveland to study with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner.
Smith was appointed principal flutist of the Atlanta Symphony
Orchestra in 1991. She has appeared as soloist many times with the orchestra,
performing concertos of Mozart, Ibert, Rodrigo and Nielsen. She has performed
at the Blossom, Tanglewood and Marlboro music festivals, and regularly appears
in recitals, chamber music and master classes throughout the country.
Her solo appearances recently have included performances
with the Atlanta Symphony and the Columbus Symphony, with which she performed
the world premiere of James Oliverio's flute concerto. She has also recorded
three chamber music works of Charles Knox.
Pianist Peterson has worked as a collaborative pianist
and coach all over the world, with some of the most important singers of our
time, including Martina Arroyo, James King and Teresa Kubiak. He has served
as harpsichordist for the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and as pianist for
the Cincinnati Men's Chorus. Peterson has worked as a coach and accompanist
at Indiana University in Bloomington for the last eight years. This fall he
will begin his second year as the assistant to the world-renowned vocal accompanist
John Wustman at the University of Illinois.
The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing
Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts.
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