We are excited to share a new series of web-interviews featuring some of the great flutists of our time! Every few weeks we will be releasing a new Q&A video where a NJFS member asks some of your questions to our guest flutist!
Our goal is to provide insightful discussions with icons of the flute world, while giving back to groups and organizations. All funds raised from these events will be donated to a charity or organization of the artist's choice.
NJFS Members can attend FREE of charge. Non-members, please donate with a registration fee of:
$5 if paying via Venmo (@NJ-Flute-Society)
$6 if paying via Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/NJFluteSociety
After successful registration and donation, if applicable, a private link to the Q&A event will be emailed to you.
Q&A Series No. 9 - Amal Gochenour
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:30pm
All funds will be donated to a charity of the artists' choice. It will be announced at the end of the interview!
Amal Gochenour was appointed Piccoloist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2018, under the direction of Marin Alsop. She has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, National Symphony, and Washington National Opera orchestras, as well as guest Principal Flute with the Korean Broadcast Symphony. She has played under the batons of such esteemed conductors as Lorin Maazel, Stéphane Denève, John Williams, Leonard Slatkin, Yoel Levi, Gianandrea Noseda, Vasily Petrenko, John Adams, JoAnne Falletta, and Juanjo Mena. She was previously a member of the Richmond Symphony and Sarasota Opera.
Born in Kuwait and raised outside of Washington D.C., she began early musical studies on piano before switching to ﬂute at the age of ten. She earned her undergraduate degree at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and her Master of Music degree at Carnegie Mellon University. Prominent teachers include Alberto Almarza, Jeanne Baxtresser, Alice Weinreb, Bradley Garner and Judith Lapple.
You can still watch past NJFS events! Click on the registration form below, and we will send you the link to view the interview.
Q&A No. 1 - Denis and Erin Bouriakov
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
All funds raised for this interview go to the NJFS Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund helps students to pay for lessons or opportunities to play for other flutists.
Q&A No. 8 - Flutronix
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
All funds raised for this interview will be donated to a charity of the artists' choice - to be announced at the end of the interview!
**photo credit: Erin Patrice O’Brien