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What's New in the Music Industry
Anthem Musical Instruments to Distribute North Bridge Flutes
Anthem Musical Instruments is the exclusive US-distributor for North Bridge flutes. Each flute features a sterling silver headjoint made by Chris McKenna. The body is constructed and assembled in Taiwan. The flutes range in price from $1299-$2249. The North Bridge Winds has over 100 years of combined experience in the musical instrument industry. For more information on North Bridge: northbridgewinds.com or contact Anthem at 888-258-2070.

New Products, Publications and other Resources

The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, has launched MUSAIC! a collaborative digital resource for classical music. The site presents performers such as Joshua Smith, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gil Shaham teaching masterclasses, orchestral excerpts, coaching sessions, lessons and online conferences for musicians around the world. Information is continually updated and is offered free. http://musaic.nws.edu/videos (1/15)

Honors and Appointments

Royal College of Music Appointment
Adam Walker, principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra, has been appointed visiting professor of flute at the Royal College of Music in London. He joins Gareth Davies, co-principal of the London Symphony Orchestra, who is already on the faculty at RCM. Walker, a 2009 graduate of the Royal College of Music, has premiered Bret Dean’s The Siduri Dances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Kevin Puts’ Flute Concerto at the Cabrillo Festival, and the Huw Watkins Flute Concerto. This season he will perform with the Seattle Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. For information: [email protected] (1/15)

Concours de Genève Prix d’interprétation & de composition
The winners of the flute competition are Adriana Ferreira (Portugal) and Yubeen Kim (South Korea) tied for second prize and Elena Badaeva (Russia) for third prize. The first prize was not awarded. Members of the jury were Emily Beynon (Great Britain), chairwoman, Silvia Careddu (Italy), Mathieu Dufour (France), Eyal Ein-Habar (Israel), Andrea Lieberknecht (Germany) Felix Renggli (Switzerland) and Hideaki Saki (Japan). www.concoursgeneve.ch  (1/15)

New Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has hired Latvian-born Andris Nelsons as BSO Music Director. At the age of 35, he is the youngest conductor to hold that title in over 100 years. He is the 15th music director since the BSO’s founding in 1881.Mr. Nelsons succeeds James Levine, who was music director from 2004-2011. For tickets and information: bso.org

From Chicago to Berlin
Mathieu Dufour, Principal Flute, the Erika and Dietrich M. Gross Chair, of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has resigned his position with the CSO, effective November 4, 2014, in order to accept the position of Principal Flute at the Berlin Philharmonic. His tenure there begins in 2015. Vanessa Moss, Vice President for Orchestra and Building Operations of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, said, “In the 15 years he has been with the CSO, Mathieu Dufour has made an extraordinary contribution to the artistry and musicianship of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. We wish him a long and successful career with the Berlin Philharmonic.” www.cso.org  (11/14)

Eighteen Musicians Join Ensemble ACJW
Ensemble ACJW is a two year fellowship program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Ensemble ACJW is designed to prepare young professional musicians for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, and leadership. New members are: Garrett Arney, Percussion; Andrea Casarrubios, Cello;  Stanislav Chernyshev, Clarinet; Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington, Flute; Elizabeth Fayette, Violin; Michael Katz, Cello; Dana Kelley, Viola;  Beomjae Kim, Flute; Danny Kim, Viola; Siwoo Kim, Violin; Jean Laurenz, Trumpet; Kobi Malkin, Violin; Jenny Ney, French Horn; James Riggs, Oboe; Shir Semmel, Piano; Michael Smith, Piano; Caleb van der Swaagh, Cello; and Michael Zuber, Bassoon. (11/14)

Other News

Robert Dick Residential Studio
Robert Dick announces the creation of the Robert Dick Residential Studio. This semester-long intensive course is designed for graduate level and professional flutists to work in depth on flute performance and the repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries. Classes will be held on Mondays and Thursday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM beginning September 6. A final concert will be held on December 16. For information: www.robertdickstudio.com (1/15)

Fellowships and Scholarships
Memorial University of Newfoundland
in St. John’s will offer at least one graduate fellowship in flute for the 2015-2016 school year. The fellowship covers tuition. Currently tuition for international students is $2900 and less for Canadians. For information: Michelle Cheramy: [email protected]  (1/15)

Bradley University
in Peoria, Illinois is offering the Erling Hanson Memorial Flute Scholarship and the Harriet Foster Horton Scholarship for incoming students. These will be awarded in addition to other music talent scholarships offered by the music department and academic scholarships offered by the university. For information: Kyle Dzapo: [email protected]  (1/15)

Beijing Concert
Zartouhi Dombourian-Eby, Seattle Symphony’s Flute and Piccolo player, gave a concert in Beijing last summer that became China’s first piccolo recital in history, according to the China Flute Association.  The recital was part of the 2014 Beijing International Flute Festival, which took place at the Beijing Concert Hall from July 28th through 31st. For the recital, Ms. Dombourian-Eby performed works by Piazzolla, Vivaldi, Casterede and Benshoof. (1/15)

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