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Photography by Sean Murray

Photography by Sean Murray

 

About Jan ...

 

First Prize Winner in England's International Electtro-Acoustic Music Performance Competition


Solo and Chamber Music Performances

Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully, Merkin Hall, across US and in Spain, Denmark, England, The Netherlands

CD Recordings
Global FluteScape: Premieres and Rare Gems (Albany Records) 2007
Percussia: Chamber Music for a New World (self-published) 2002
Five Premieres: Chamber Works with Guitar (Albany Records) 1992


Chamber Music Ensemble History 
Jan & Mark Vinci Flute and Sax Duo - 2006 to present
Iridescence - flute and harp duo - 1982 to present
Percussia - flute and percussion - 2002 to 2006
Tritonis - flute, guitar and cello trio - 1991 to 2000


Skidmore Flute Institute (1994-2012)

Director and Master Class Instructor 

with Guest Artists Jeff Khaner and Mark Vinci

 

Distinguished Artist-in-Residence

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (since 1986)

Skidmore Flute Festival (since 1994), founder and coordinator

 

Professional Affiliations

National Flute Association

New York Flute Club (served as president)

Flute New Music Consortium
 

Education
D.M.A. from The Juilliard School, M.M. from The Cleveland Institute of Music, and B.M. from Bowling Green State University, Ohio

Studied with Julius Baker, Samuel Baron, Judith Bentley and Martha Aarons

 

 

Why did I choose to play the flute? At age 10, I saw a flute for the first time. I had no idea what it sounded like, but I thought it was shiny and pretty... Once I heard it, I was in love with its beautiful tone!

 

In 7th grade, I started teaching flute. Immediately I was fascinated with the process of helping another person to play the flute, and to express their personal musical ideas. This passion has never wained.

 

In college, I first began working with composers to bring across thier music. This began a lifetime of commissions, premieres and recording projects. Promoting music of living composers is one of my main musical passions and is a lifelong mission.

Photography by Michael Brooks

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