We are pleased to announce the winners of the eighth International competition, as well as thank everyone who has contributed ideas to the furthering of musical expression:
Ozcan Sonmez of Bulgaria, working at Istanbul University, has won the 2017 Ensemble contest with his "Aladdin's Lamp" for 7 flutists. Honorable mention in this category is given to Daniel Walzer, assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, for his "Enigmatic Miniature" for flute quartet.
The solo category winner is Marco Gaietta, from Venice, with his "Duale" composition for clarinet.
We congratulate these composers and thank everyone for their participation.
Flute Masterclasses in Salento (castles in the very heel!) will be July 31- August 6.
Thierry Miroglio, percussionist (above) and Sophie Jegou, dancer, assisted by Linda Wetherill, flute, will present new international works, including the NY premiere by Gaetano Lorandi (left)winner in 2015) "tacit Passegiate de la luna" on October 20th evening at St. John's University, Little Theatre, in Queens.
Lucca Chamber Music Festival will feature Boccherini trios on July 8, and Haydn on July 23rd, and close the season with the Baroque Ensemble Elisa Baciocchi including Carlo and Claudio Valenti, Carlo Benvenuto, Fabbrizio Datteri, and Linda DiMartino Wetheirll will perform music of F X Geminiani: "Lettura della Gerusalemme Liberata di T. Tassio, with Piero Nannini, narrator
Paris Conservatory of Music will host the world premiere of "New Moon Tuesday" for flute and electronics on January 12, 2018. The piece was written for Linda, who will perform it. 2017 winner "Aladdin's Lamp" by Ozcan Sonmez will also receive its French premierre by 7 flutists of the conservatory flute class.