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    Moshe Aron Epstein

    Moshe Aron Epstein shares his solo and chamber music career with his professorship of flute at the Hochschule (Academy) of Music and Theater in Hamburg, which he held from 1999-2011. As a soloist he has performed with major Israeli orchestras and several European orchestras such as the Berlin, Ljubljana, Frankfurt, and Hamburg.

    PERFORMS ON: Platinum flute with 14k Gold Keys

Moshe Aron Epstein

PERFORMS ON 
Platinum flute with 14k Gold Keys


WEBSITE 
mosheflute.com


ARTIST INSIGHTS 
Interview

“An impressive and virtuoso concert with Trio Gabriel. The musicians sounded as if they were melting with each other. Their delicious and immensely devoted performance tore the audience from their seats.”  — Hamburger Abendblatt, 2005 

“Moshe Aron Epstein gave a convincing performance of Mozart’s D-Major concerto, showing virtuosity and stylistic purity. His interpretation of the slow movement was glorious, it shone with a most expressive legato.”  — Westdeutsche Zeitung, 2001 

“His encore was fabulous – a glazed Bach-Sarabande.” — Rheinische Post, 2001 

“It left a deep impression thanks to the beauty of the instrumental solo part of Moshe Aron Epstein on flute and his elegant expressiveness.” — Die Rheinpfalz, 1999 

“What Cesar Franck demanded from the violin, Moshe Aron Epstein amazingly produced on his flute. Epstein expressed the magnificent scent of the pastoral, which he carried on to Syrinx with a moving simplicity.”  — Der Bund, Schweiz, 1994 

“…Moshe Aron Epstein is not only an artist of the flute, but also is an enthusiastic and exciting conductor who produces a brilliant and warm sound from the orchestra along with vitality and tenderness.”  — Al Hamishmar, Israel, 1994


Moshe Aron Epstein shares his solo and chamber music career with his professorship of flute at the Hochschule (Academy) of Music and Theater in Hamburg, which he held from 1999-2011. As a soloist he has performed with major Israeli orchestras and several European orchestras such as the Berlin, Ljubljana, Frankfurt, and Hamburg.

Moshe Aron Epstein has been invited to play for many music festivals including the Bregenz and Hopfgarten in Austria, “Bach a Bartok” in Italy, Kfar-Blum in Israel, Festspiele in Berlin, Mozart Festspiele in Schwetzingen, Schloss-Kirche Concerts in Mannheim, the Mozart Festival of Skopje, Macedonia, as well as the festivals of the English, Slovenian, German and American Flute Societies and more. Master classes with Mr. Epstein are internationally sought after and he has taught worldwide. He has taught in the US, Japan, Germany, France, England, Finland, Slovenia, Moldavia, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, Macedonia and Israel.

Moshe Aron Epstein began playing the flute in 1960 at the age of 8. He studied flute with Dr. Uri Toeplitz at the Rubin Music Academy of Tel-Aviv. While there he also studied orchestral and choral conducting as well as music theory. He graduated in 1975 “magna cum laude,” and his Artist Diploma followed a year later. During his years of study he was awarded scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. After winning 1st prize at the Music Academy in Tel-Aviv’s flute competition, Mr. Epstein studied in Switzerland with Marcel Moyse. Later on he was a guest of the Artist-Home Boswil with Aurèle Nicolet. Upon returning to Israel in 1981 he became principal flutist of the Israel Sinfonietta, where he frequently appeared as soloist in numerous subscription concerts and in the Israel Festival. He toured with the Israel Sinfonietta to Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain and France.

The same year Prof. Epstein joined the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance he also served as head of its Wind Department, chair of the Orchestra Instrument Department, and dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts. He also was music director and conductor of the Academy’s chamber orchestra (1996-1999). Before his arrival in Hamburg Mr. Epstein conducted such orchestras as the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Sinfonietta, the Israel Kibbutzim Chamber Orchestra and the Tel-Aviv Symphony Orchestra.

In 2002 he established the Trio Gabriel with Bettina Pahn (Soprano) and Wolfgang Zerer (organ/harpsichord). “Sweet Silence,” a CD of the trio containing arias and sonatas of the baroque period will appear in October 2006 by AMBITUS. From 1992 – 1995 he directed and narrated the Chamber Music Series at the Auditorium of the Ted and Lin Arison Israel Music Conservatory in Tel-Aviv. A CD with M.A. Epstein, containing pieces by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach appeared in 1991 in Germany. His practice book “Mind your Fingers” was published by Zimmermann Edition in 1999, and a version for the oboe was published in 2005.

CD Release: 

Moshe released a CD featuring works written and arranged for flute and organ. This unique combination of flute and organ (Wolfgang Zerer, organist) creates a special acoustical ambience unlike any other. Works by Reinecke, Debussy, Dukas, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Franck, Alain, and Martin.

“The pieces recorded on this CD express romanticism and nostalgia, tragedy and hope. One flute and thousands of organ pipes join together to perform music, which, as I once learned from Marcel Moyse, expresses deep sadness and sorrow but always leaves some room for a glimmer of sunlight, of hope.”       – Moshe Aron Epstein

Please visit http://www.ambitus.de/ in order to purchase a CD. You may also purchase CD’s through Flute World and The Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company.


Moshe Aron Epstein

PERFORMS ON 
Platinum flute with 14k Gold Keys


WEBSITE 
mosheflute.com


ARTIST INSIGHTS 
Interview

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