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Miyazawa Newsletter - April 2016

Passion Flute VIII, July 18-22, 2016

Four innovative teachers and virtuosic performing artists, including Miyazawa Artists Jill Felber and Claudia Anderson, return to present an expanded 5-day, high-energy "Passion Flute VIII" Summer Master Class at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. Enhance your individual skills through innovative seminars, master classes and ensembles. Explore your artistic personality through creative foundations and fundamentals, morning warm-ups, repertoire development, yoga and meditation, stage presentation and flute choir/ensembles. Flutists of all ages who are ready to be inspired, challenged and move to the next level of musicianship and artistry should apply.

For more information about Passion Flute VIII, click here.
Wildacres Flute Retreat with Göran Marcusson, June 25-July 2, 2016

The Wildacres Flute Retreat, held in Little Switzerland, North Carolina is a week-long flute course on a mountaintop near the Blue Ridge Parkway. The retreat is known for combining the beauty and peacefulness of a natural setting with instruction and inspiration from world-renowned flutists, including our very own Miyazawa Artist Göran Marcusson. The course is open to professional flutists, teachers, students and amateurs. Each flutist designs a course of study appropriate to his or her level of attainment and interests.

For more information regarding the class, please click here.
upcoming Events
Interested in attending an event by one of our Miyazawa Artists? Find an event in your area by checking out our Artist Events Calendar on our website for any upcoming performances of our Artists!
For information on other Miyazawa events, please visit the Miyazawa Events Calendar.

f you have certain specifications that you are interested in and will be able to attend any of these events, please contact us in advance. We will be happy to bring something special for you.

39th Annual Texas Flute Festival - May 19-21, 2016
Miyazawa will be exhibiting at the Texas Flute Festival held at Texas Women's University in Denton, TX. Guest Artists are Gary Shocker, Nina Perlove and Isabel Gleicher.
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Wildacres Flute Retreat - June 25-July 2, 2016
Miyazawa will be exhibiting at Wildacres Flute Retreat held at the Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, NC. Guest Artists include Göran Marcusson, Brad Garner, Stephen Preston and more.
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44th Annual National Flute Association Convention- August 11-14, 2016
Miyazawa will be exhibiting at the 44th Annual National Flute Association Convention held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Guest Artists include Göran Marcusson, ZAWA!, Tadeu Coelho and more.
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Artist Interview
Mario Caroli
Our Featured Artist for the month is Mario Caroli
After having been awarded at the age of 22 the coveted "Kranichsteiner Musikpreis" at Darmstadt, Miyazawa Artist Mario Caroli has since enjoyed a highly successful solo career as one of the most remarkable flutists of his generation. He appears regularly in the greatest concert halls of the world and has become a preferred soloist for some of the greatest composers of today.

Mario's discography contains approximately twenty titles. The recent recording of works for flute by Jolivet was regarded as "one of the best performances heard in recent months - maybe even in a few years", by the American Record Guide. His recordings and concerts have been broadcasted by radio and TV stations throughout the world.

We had the opportunity to ask Mario a few questions. Check out his thoughts on approaching daily practice, how outside interests influence his playing as well as advice for upcoming flutists.
Featured Article
"Miyazawa and Advanced Soldering Technology"
From the standpoint of clarity, response and lushness of tone, one of the most important decisions to be made in flute manufacturing is that of the solder to be used on the toneholes. Depending on what material is used, the tone quality and tube integrity may either suffer or be enhanced.

Our featured article for the month of April discusses the different varieties of solders and their characteristics. Click on the link below to read our featured article.

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Nicole Esposito performs Bozza's 'Aria'
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Miyazawa Spotlight
Emerging Artist Gina Luciani Releases Album

Miyazawa Emerging Artist Gina Luciani released self-titled debut album on April 26, 2016. The album features works by Hüe, Liebermann, Godard, Bozza, Clarke, Baton, in addition to her own arrangements of pieces by Piazzolla and Bizet.

Ms. Luciani performs frequently in solo, chamber and orchestral settings and can be heard on many recordings in the film and television industry. She has collaborated with legendary artists such as Paul Coletti, Mike Garson, James Newton Howard, Ronald Leonard, Randy Newman, Jim Walker and John Williams.

Click here to read more about Miyazawa Emerging Artist Gina Luciani.
Featured Testimonial
"I recently purchased a beautiful Miyazawa flute and couldn't be happier. A number of musicians in my orchestra have commented on the improvement in my sound without solicitation. Thank you for such a gorgeous instrument!"

- Allison Gordon

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