Finnish Flute Festival

 These workshops and lectures are all accessible with the festival pass. Active participants will be chosen by video selection.

 

Paul Edmund-Davies: Flutey and the beast workshop

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Paul Edmund-Davies is a British flutist with a long-standing career. He held the position of principal flutist with the London Symphony Orchestra and has also worked as principal with the Philharmonia Orchestra as well as with the English National Opera. A flutist with an extensive recording history, his playing has been also featured in many famous movie soundtracks. He regularly performs and gives masterclasses around the world. He is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Edmund-Davies has shared his professional flute playing "secrets" by publishing a book containing technical exercises, The 28 Day Warm Up Book. He has also edited flute music for Kevin Mayhew Ltd. 

In Flutey and the Beast workshop we will dive in to the world of the movies! We will play movie soundtracks with their original performer, Paul Edmund-Davies. The sheet music will be projected onto a big screen, it is suitable for flutists of all ages. This is a fun interactive way to improve your flute playing and musical abilities.

Workshop will be held in English.

Flutey and the Beast workshop: Saturday, 15:00 in Camerata
Open to all, aimed especially for young flutists

 

ANNA GARZULY-WAHLGREN: Orchestral excerpts workshop

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Hungarian flutist Anna Garzuly-Wahlgren is an internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician who has actively recorded flute repertoire. At the age of only 24, Garzuly-Wahlgren was appointed as solo flutist of the Gewandhaus orchestra Leipzig, a post which she held for 10 years. Nowadays Garzuly-Wahlgren teaches in the Mendelssohn orchestra academy belonging to the Gewandhaus orchestra. 2017 she was also awarded the post of woodwind chamber music professor at the "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" music university and from 2019 onwards she has taught as a flute professor at the music university "Franz Liszt" in Weimar. 

In this masterclass, Anna will teach essential orchestral excerpts for students and professionals who are aiming to participate in  professional auditions. 

  • J.S.Bach: St. Matthew Passion (Aus Liebe)
  • Beethoven: Leonore Overture
  • Beethoven: Eroica
  • Brahms: Symphony 4
  • Debussy: L'apres midi d'un faune
  • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo)
  • Mozart: The Magic Flute
  • Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe
  • Rossini: Il Viaggio a Reims
  • Schumann: Symphony 1
  • R. Strauss: Rosenkavalier

The workshop will be held in English

Friday, 16:30 in Sonore
For professional students / professionals aiming for auditions, Prepare at least two pieces from the list above. Max 6 active participants, listeners are welcome with festival pass 

 

Gudrun hinze: VIvaldi & Mozart piccolo workshop

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Gudrun Hinze studied flute and piccolo in Düsseldorf and Essen. After engagements with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and the Leipzig MDR Symphony Orchestra, she accepted the position of principal piccoloist in the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in 1993. She has also served as piccoloist in the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra since 1999.

Two CDs of works from the piccolo literature document her solo engagements, one released on the Berlin Classics label in 2006 and the other on Talanton Records in 2010.

She is a founding member of Quintessenz flute ensemble. She has also developed into an accomplished arranger for her quintet colleagues, as there are few original pieces written for this type of ensemble.

  • Vivaldi Concerto in C, RV443 (1st and 2nd mvt)
  • Mozart Rondo in D, KV Anh. 184

These two pieces are generally mandatory for piccolo auditions. We'll be working on both pieces together with the participants and the pianist, keeping auditions in mind. We will analyze what kind of things these pieces include and to which aspects the jury pays specially attention.

Workshop will be held in English.

Saturday, 15.30 in Sonore
For professional students / professionals aiming for auditions, Max 6 active participants, listeners are welcome with festival pass 

 

Gudrun hinze: warm-up and orchestral excerpts Piccolo workshop

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In this masterclass, Gudrun will teach essential piccolo excerpts for students and professionals who are aiming for professional auditions. 

  • Rossini: Semiramide Overture
  • Beethoven: Symphony 9 
  • Ravel: Piano Concerto G
  • Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra (Elegia)
  • Shostakovich: Symphonies 6, 7 and 9
  • Tschaikovsky: Symphony 4

We will start with a warm-up, this can be used before a real audition. After the warm-up we'll go through the most essential piccolo excerpts. You can also bring the excerpts outside the list above. Also the listeners get small tasks, it's worth of coming to listen and participate! 

Workshop will be held in English.

Sunday, 9:30 in Sonore
For professional students / professionals aiming for auditions. Prepare at least two pieces from the list above. Max 6 active participants, listeners are welcome with festival pass 

 

GARETH MCLEARNON: Motivation, not your friend... lecture

Cancelled due to flight schedule problems

 

GARETH MCLEARNON: COLOuR AND EMOTION, lecture

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Originally conceived as an inspirational lecture for candidates for the International Towarnicky Flute Competition in Poznan, Poland in 2020 - this lecture tackles the aspects of flute-playing that I utilise when adjudicating competitions - and deals with each of the subjects in turn - and how this can expand into artistry, musicality and great flute playing!

Lecture will be held in English.

Sunday, 14:30 in Camerata
Open to all, bring your flute!

 

MATTHIAS ZIEGLER: IMPROVISATIOn WORKSHOP

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Matthias Ziegler from Switzerland is today one of the most versatile and innovative flutists in the world. He plays both traditional repertoire and contemporary music. He is known as a flutist who breaks the boundaries between classical music and jazz.  Ziegler has performed as a soloflutist in the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, played in the Collegium Novum Zürich, and toured the world as a chamber musician with renowned musicians. Matthias Ziegler teaches flute at the Zurich University of the Arts.

In this workshop, we dive into the world of improvisation.  ”Improvisation is not a kind of music, it is a kind of music making”(Derek Bailey). This workshop addresses some of the basic free decisions you take when you improvise. It is not about style but about the identity of a player in a musical context without predefined structure.

All it takes is your physical presence with the instrument in your hands to enjoy the moment. 

Lecture will be held in English

Sunday, 10:00 in Black Box
For professional students / professionals aiming for auditions, Max 6 active participants, listeners are welcome with festival pass 

 

MATTHIAS ZIEGLER: Extended techniques, lecture

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In addition to the traditional flute, alto and bass flutes, Ziegler's range of instruments includes a double bass flute, a quarter-pitched flute and his self-developed “matusiflute,” a flute with a vibrating membrane that modifies the sound. The rich soundscape of his wide range of instruments has inspired several composers to compose flute concerts for Ziegler.

Contemporary music often asks for sonic areas we have never experienced before. Having to perform extended techniques like whistle, tongue ram, slap tongue, circular breathing, multiphonics etc. players usually just follow the composers instructions carefully, hoping that the result will be the music. Very often we are not able to really integrate the new sounds into our own musical language (like traditional scales and triads and harmonies). This workshop will assist flutists in integrating new sounds into their own musical.

Lecture will be held in English

Saturday, 10:00 in Camerata
Open to all, aimed for professionals / professional students. Bring your flute! 

 

PETER SWINKELS: your sound or its? RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOUND AND MATERIAL OF A FLUTE,  open LECTURE

Foto PeterPeter Swinkels was born in the south of The Netherlands and has played flute since the age of eight. After his college studies, graduating with an imbursement for chemistry, he instead opted to study at the Conservatory in Maastricht where he graduated with degrees in Music Education, Choir Conducting and Flute Performance. Throughout his conservatory years, Swinkels actively taught flute and conducted choirs. He developed the belief that a musician performs best when he/she is able to speak with their own best, personal "voice". As a flute teacher, therefore, he focused on developing theunique personal sound that fits each of his students. As a result of this approach he became interested, not only in fostering the personalized sound through playing, but also in the factors of flute construction that would affect this sound, i.e. the material of the flute and headjoint.

In the quest for answers, Swinkels established a relationship with Adams Music Centre. Adams ultimately asked him to start a Flute Centre division: a place where flutists, professionals and amateurs alike can come not only to buy flutes or headjoints but also to get expert advice. In the short span of ten years, Swinkels has developed the Adams Flute Centre into the leading European flute centre where customers from all over Europe come to buy their flutes, piccolos or headjoints.

During the FFF, Peter Swinkels will give a one-hour lecture about the relationship between sound and material of a flute and the personality of the flutist, entitled "Your Sound or Its?" This conference promises to be eye-opening for flute players and –teachers and is sponsored by Adams European Flute Centre

Lecture will be held in English.

Saturday, 14:30 in Black Box 
Open to all.

 

Morning warm-up PAUL EDMUND-DAVIES and GARETH MCLEARNON

Your Festival day will start nicely with this morning routine. Come warm up with the masters! Warm-up will be held in English.

Saturday, Gareth McLearnon, 9:15 in Black Box
Sunday, Paul Edmund-Davies,  9:15 in Camerata 
Open to all, bring your flute!

 

LECTURES IN FINNISH: 

PÄIVI ARJAS: performance coaching for music school students, lecture

Saturday 15:30, Auditorium
Open to all, aimed especially for music pedagogues. Lecture will be held in Finnish.

 

PÄIVI ARJAS & ERJA JOUKAMO-AMPUJA: learning and smart practicing, lecture

Sunday 2.30 pm, Auditorium
Open to all, aimed especially for music pedagogues. Lecture will be held in Finnish.

 

TOMMI HYYTINEN: Playing from the Core Workshop for Flute Players

Saturday 10:00 in Dance Studio
Max 25 participants, workshop will be held in Finnish.

 

JOHANNES PÄKKILÄ: Flute maintenance, lecture

Saturday 17:15 inAuditorio
Open to all. Lecture will be held in Finnish.

  

MARIA VAHERVUO: Alexander technique for flutists

Sunday 10:00 in Dance Studio
Max 25 participants, workshop will be held in Finnish and English. 

 

 

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