Q&A Series No. 6 - Lillian Burkart
Wednesday, August 12th
All proceeds will be donated to the charity of the artists choice - to be announced at the end of the interview!
Lillian Burkart is the founder and President of Burkart Flutes and Piccolos in Shirley, Massachusetts. As a flutist, innovator, and entrepreneur, Lillian is passionate in her drive to craft high quality instruments for all aspiring, amateur, and professional flutists. A graduate of the Philadelphia Music Academy, she worked as a professional musician and flute teacher with Settlement Music Schools for four years prior to entering a career in flute making.
She founded the world renowned Burkart Flute company in 1983 and has given presentations on entrepreneurship and career development at the National Flute Association conventions, in music colleges and to business groups. Lillian enjoys her work at the bench and in the testing room, as she leads her company of 20 flute and piccolo makers. Among her industry accomplishments are the Micro-link for the Burkart flute, the vented C key, G# facilitator and multi-trill keys for the piccolo, the Resona flute and piccolo design and numerous headjoint styles. Away from the flute, Lillian is an advocate for heighted vocational training, the mom of two sons, an avid skier, a ceramic artist, and a fitness junkie.