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Miyazawa Newsletter - February 2017

Announcing Youngmi Kim as a Miyazawa Artist

Miyazawa is happy to announce that Youngmi Kim has joined the family as a Miyazawa Artist. Ms. Kim is recognized as an established orchestral musician, and most notably remembered for her performances with the Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) Symphony Orchestra. As Principal Flutist of the KBS Symphony Orchestra since 1991, she has won many accolades for her elegant tone and outstanding breath control that enables dynamic soaring phrases and lyrical yet articulate virtuosity, presenting the whole spectrum of colors and emotions.

Ms. Kim is currently Professor of Flute and Adjunct Professor of the Poland Chopin Academy at College of Music and Performing Arts of Keimyung University. She enjoys an active international career as a soloist and music director, and released her debut album under the EMI label.

To read more about Youngmi Kim, please click here.
Headjoint Exchange Program

Familiar with our current headjoint exchange program? Miyazawa offers a one-year headjoint exchange with the purchase of every new flute. Purchasing a new flute is not only a financial investment, it also helps to provide the tools needed to develop and express your inner artist. With that in mind, our headjoint exchange program gives you the time to really dive in and explore the possibilities of customizing your own unique sound.

Miyazawa offers a wide variety of headjoint styles and riser options to help you in the process of finding the right colors for your sound. Promotion valid for U.S. customers only.

For more information, please contact us at
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.
Iowa Flute Festival - March 4, 2017
Miyazawa will be exhibiting at the Iowa Flute Festival held at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. Guest Artist is Carol Wincenc, Fluterscooter and Kaori Fujii.
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New York Flute Fair - March 12, 2017
Miyazawa will be exhibiting at the New York Flute Fair held at the Faculty House at Columbia University in New York, NY. Guest Artist is Barthold Kuijken.
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Portland Flute Fair - April 1, 2017
Miyazawa will be exhibiting at the Portland Flute Fair held at the Aloha High School in Aloha, OR. Guest Artist is Peter Sheridan.
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Artist Interview
Gina Luciani
Our Featured Emerging Artist for the month is Gina Luciani

Miyazawa Emerging Artist Gina Luciani is described as "One of those amazing young flutists who has all the musical bases covered" by Jim Walker. An avid freelance musician in Southern California, Gina 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, Colin Hay, James Newton Howard, Ronald Leonard, Rickey Minor, Jim Walker and John Williams.

Gina is the flute soloist for the upcoming films The Ballad of Lefty Brown and Birth of the Dragon and has recorded on many other projects including the Warner Bros feature Straight Outta Compton, Showtime's Emmy Nominated Penny Dreadful, Netflix's Emmy Nominated Chef's Table, BBC's Planet Earth II, League of Legends, Kate Nash's Girl Talk and ABC's The Middle. She has also performed with the world famous Wu-Tang Clan at the Coachella Music Festival.

Gina received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Flute Performance from the Colburn Conservatory of Music and her Master of Music Degree from the University of Southern California under the instruction of Jim Walker.

We had the opportunity to ask Gina a few questions.
Click on the link to hear her thoughts on preparation for auditions, recording and performing with commercial artists such as Kate Nash and Glee, as well as advice for upcoming flutists.
Featured Article
"Is Your Flute Playing Up To It's Potential?"
Scheduling annual appointments for your flute with a qualified technician will insure that it is playing as well as it can. Some players may benefit from even more frequent check ups depending on the intensity of their playing schedule and/or acidity content of their skin. In the meantime, there are a few techniques that you can use to check your flute to make sure it is playing up to its potential.

Our featured article for the month of February discusses how you can evaluate and determine if your flute is playing up to its potential. Click on the link below to read our featured article.

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Media Library
"Marc Grauwels performs Piazzolla's Oblivion"
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Miyazawa Spotlight
Featured MP3s - Hannah Porter Occena

Familiar with our media player featured on the Miyazawa website? In the media library, you'll find our latest multimedia offerings, from in-depth articles to full-length MP3 samples.

Check out our featured artist media for the month of February and click here to access our media library and listen to Hannah Porter Occena perform Boyd's Goldfish Through the Summer Rain.

Click here to read more about Miyazawa Emerging Artist Hannah Porter Occena.
Featured Testimonial
"I am continually amazed and ecstatic with my Boston Classic! I cannot imagine being any happier or using anything else."

- Rebecca Povodator