"This is a fabulous recording. Jan Vinci is Senior Resident Artist at Skidmore College. She has impressive training and experience. I have never heard her playing before, and now I wish I had. She plays with control, color, and effortless technical facility. Her tone is beautiful, rich, and never out of tune. One can hear the indelible influence of Julius Baker, one of her primary teachers. Pianist Hugh Sung's graceful, colorful playing is a delightful match.
There are nine pieces here. I enjoyed hearing this straight thru---it is a balanced and thoughtful program, including only a couple well-known works---the rest is either new or neglected. I also enjoyed hearing individual pieces repeatedly, especially the fine performance of the Benker, a piece that is hard to find. Flutists looking for new repertoire should hear this - I am going to order several of the pieces----and anyone who enjoys superb music played with passion should find it. It is easily one of my favorite flute discs of the year."
BRIEF QUOTES fromREVIEWS:
American Record Guide
"This is a
fabulous recording. ... [Jan Vinci] plays with control, color, and
effortless technical facility. Her tone is beautiful, rich, and never
out of tune. ... It is easily one of my favorite flute discs of the year." [Global FluteScape] High Performance Review