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Miyazawa Newsletter - June 2016

Summer Masterclasses with Mario Caroli

Miyazawa Artist Mario Caroli will be teaching at the following classes this summer:

Ventus Optimus in Poland: July 10-17, 2016

Gubbio Summerfestival in Italy: July 31 - August 6, 2016

After having been awarded at the age of 22 the "Kranichsteiner Musikpreis" at Darmstadt, Mario Caroli started a prestigious solo career as one of the most remarkable flutists of his generation. At the occasion of one of his recitals at the Societe Philarmonique of Bruxelles, a critic remarked, "the audience was literally amazed by his technique, his power, his poetry and his musicality," whereas his first recital at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris was called to be "of an amazing evocative power".

For more information about Mario Caroli, please click here.
Summer Masterclasses with Nicole Esposito

Miyazawa Artist Nicole Esposito will be teaching at the following class this summer:

International Forum in Luxembourg: July 27-31, 2016

A charismatic and versatile flutist,
Nicole Esposito is the Flute Professor at the University of Iowa. She has achieved a career as a soloist, teacher, chamber and orchestral musician on an international level having been featured across the United States, Europe, Central and South America. In 2011, Nicole inaugurated as host, performer and teacher the Iowa Piccolo Intensive, a four-day advanced workshop for the piccolo at the University of Iowa.

For more information about Nicole Esposito, 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.

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
Hannah Porter Occeña
Our Featured Emerging Artist for the month is Hannah Porter Occeña
Miyazawa Emerging Artist Hannah Porter Occeña is currently Principal Flute of the Topeka Symphony Orchestra and the Midwest Chamber Ensemble. The 2012 Irene Burchard prizewinner at the Royal Academy of Music, Hannah has performed as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and clinician throughout the Midwest and abroad. She was an alternate for the 2014 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition and has been a finalist or prizewinner in the 2014 American Prize Professional Chamber Music Competition, 2011 MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Competition, 2011 Coeur d'Alene Symphony Young Artist Competition and 2006 WAMSO Concerto Competition.

Hannah holds a Master of Music from the Royal Academy of Music and a Bachelor of Music Suma cum laude from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. In addition, Occeña can be heard on New Beginnings: Australian and American Duos for Flute and Piano available from Eito Music and Voices from the Middle with the Midwest Chamber Ensemble.

We had the opportunity to ask Hannah a few questions. Check out her thoughts on qualities that are essential for musical excellence, preparation for auditions as well as advice for upcoming flutists.
Featured Article
"Care and Maintenance of Your Flute"
Proper care and maintenance can keep your flute playing at its peak. Miyazawa recommends an annual maintenance appointment with a skilled technician to keep your flute playing at its potential. However, knowing how to take care of your flute on a daily basis is just as important to ensure a lifetime of playing enjoyment.

Our featured article for the month of June discusses good care and maintenance for your flute. Click on the link below to read our featured article.

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Ellen Huntington performs Schaposhnikov's "Sonata for Flute and Harp, Mvt. I" with her flute and harp duo, Lyrebird Ensemble
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Miyazawa Spotlight
Ask an Artist - Hannah Leffler

"This question is for Hannah Leffler. As a Miyazawa Emerging Artist, what advice do you have for college flute majors who want to pursue a career in music?"

-Kimberly Boross

"One of the most valuable things that I encourage flute majors to do is be open-minded as they go through their degree. Especially at the undergraduate level, you never know which way your career will take you, and willingness to pursue a variety of opportunities is vital. Immerse yourself in many genres of music. Work to master the flute through standard works, etudes, technical studies, and orchestral excerpts, of course, but also find time to gain experience teaching. Take a jazz improvisation class. Never assume that a course or experience is useless. Don't say, "I'll never be a _____." It is difficult to predict what exact doors and opportunities will open up for you as you pursue your educational and career goals. The more well rounded you are, the better prepared you will be when these opportunities present themselves. Throw yourself into music as a whole, and resist the temptation to focus only on the portion that is your favorite right now."

-Hannah Leffler

Click here to read more about Miyazawa Emerging Artist Hannah Leffler.
Featured Testimonial
"I am now playing my second Miyazawa flute. I acquired my current flute two years ago after an extensive search process. After trying several flutes from many different makers, my Miyazawa flute was the clear winner. The projection and clarity of sound could not be beat and the tone color was unsurpassed. I am very pleased with the beauty and quality of both of my flutes. They have truly facilitated my growth as an artist."
- Gina Luciani - Emerging Artist

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