Rachel Brown Baroque Flute Masterclass

Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5pm - 9:45pm
Pearl Studios NYC | 500 8th Avenue | 12th Floor, room 1201

Performer $125 - Each of the 6 performers will receive 45 minutes
Auditor: $50

Rachel Brown performs on a wide range of flutes and recorders. After training on modern flute at Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music with Trevor Wye she won the coveted American National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition. Recorder lessons with Ross Winters naturally lead to study of the baroque flute with Lisa Beznosiuk and Stephen Preston and an exploration of the many diverse classical and nineteenth- century flutes.

As a soloist Rachel has recorded extensively and toured in Europe, Japan and North America. Her dazzling recordings of the Quantz and C.P.E. Bach Concertos, Telemann Fantasias and Quantz and Handel Sonatas have won international acclaim. With the London Handel Players she has recorded three discs of Handel’s chamber music, described as ‘perfection itself’.

Equally at home in the wind section, Rachel has had a long and distinguished career as principal flute with Kent Opera, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Hanover Band, the Kings Consort, Collegium Musicum 90, Ex Cathedra and the Brandenburg Consort.

A dedicated teacher, Rachel has given masterclasses in Europe, North and South America, and New Zealand, and is currently professor of baroque flute at the Royal College of Music in London. She is author of the Cambridge University Press handbook to The Early Flute and has composed cadenzas for the new Bärenreiter edition of the Mozart Flute Concertos. Following great interest in her research, Rachel has published two volumes of her favourite Quantz sonatas, supported by subscribers worldwide.