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Release: Jan. 26, 2001

(NOTE TO BROADCASTERS: Wincenc is pronounced "WIN-sense."

Internationally prominent flutist Carol Wincenc will present free UI guest recital Feb. 10

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Flutist Carol Wincenc, one of the most active artist-teachers in the world today, will perform a free recital with University of Iowa faculty members Sherri Rhoads, piano, and Tadeu Coelho, flute, at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

The recital will be the culmination of a daylong flute workshop, "Going Global: Music from Around the World," conducted at the UI by Wincenc.

Wincenc has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras around the world and has premiered works written for her by many of today’s most prominent composers. She is known equally for her virtuoso performances of the standard classical flute repertoire and for her commitment to expanding the flute repertoire. The Feb. 10 program will reflect these two aspects of her work, including both major flute works from Bach to the 20th century, along with works that were written specifically for her.

The program will comprise six works:

  • "Joueurs de flute," op. 27, by Albert Roussell;
  • Sonata in G Minor, BWV. 1020, by Johann Sebastian Bach;
  • Duo by Aaron Copland;
  • "Valentines for Carol," which has movements by four different living composers -- "Eros" by Roberto Sierra, "Valentine" by Lukas Foss, "Valentine Trills" by Joan Tower and "Achat Sha‚ alti Ufaratsa" by Paul Schoenfield;
  • Variations of a Theme by Corelli for two flutes and piano by Michel Blavet; and
  • "Romania!" by Dan Paget.

Wincenc was First PrizeWinner of the Walter W. Naumburg Solo Flute Competition. She has appeared as a soloist with ensembles including the Chicago, Saint Louis, Atlanta and London Symphonies; the BBC and Buffalo Philharmonics, the Saint Paul and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras, and the New York Woodwind Quintet.

She has performed in the Mostly Mozart Festival and the music festivals in Aldeburgh, Budapest, Frankfurt, Santa Fe, Spoleto and Marlboro. She has collaborated with the Guarneri, Emerson, Tokyo and Cleveland string quartets, and has performed with Jessye Norman, Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and Elly Ameling.

Wincenc has premiered numerous works written for her by many of today’s most prominent composers, including Christopher Rouse, Henryk Gorecki, Lukas Foss, Peter Schickele, Joan Tower and Tobias Picker. She has recorded for Nonesuch, London/Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and Telarc.

As a result of her fascination with the flute family, Wincenc created and directed a series of International Flute Festivals in St. Paul, Minn, featuring diverse artists including Jean-Pierre Rampal, Herbie Mann and the American Indian flutist R. Carlos Nakai. Carl Fischer is publishing a series of Carol Wincenc Signature Editions, featuring her favorite flute repertoire. In addition to teaching at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, she has also taught at Indiana University and the Juilliard School.

Rhoads joined the UI School of Music faculty in the fall of 2000. She earned her degree in accompanying and has completed post-graduate studies in opera coaching/conducting at the University of Southern California. Before arriving at the UI she taught music history at the Musikhochschule (Music conservatory) in Lucerne and the Conservatory of Lausanne in Switzerland. Rhoads has also been Kapellmeister at the Lucerne Theater and conductor/coach at the opera theater in Darmstadt, Germany. She was coach at the Barcelona and Madrid opera theaters.

Her accompanying credentials include recitals with Jose Carreras, Luis Lima and Montserrat Caballe, with whom she worked exclusively as coach/accompanist and orchestrator. She has accompanied master classes with a number of renowned artists including singer Gerard Souzay, cellist Lynn Harrell and violist William Primrose, and served as staff accompanist for the Francesco Vinas (Barcelona, Spain) and Munich International competitions.

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. He has toured Italy, Germany, the United States, Mexico and Brazil, performing concerts and giving master classes.

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, as well as Ronald Roseman, Ruth Schonthal, Joaquin Gutierrez Heras, Eduardo Gamboa, Amaral Vieira, Michael Weinstein, Steven Block, Richard Herman and others. 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 new 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.

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