Collection of notable flutists who have made publicly available recordings of the flute repertoire represented on the MASTERING the FLUTE website.
Jean Ferrandis is a renown French flutist and conductor. He studied flute with Maxence Larrieu in Lyon and is a prize winner at such as international competitions as Munich, Maria Canals in Barcelona, and Young Concert Artists in New York. In 1986 he was awarded the Grand Prize at the Prague Spring Festival International Flute Competition. Leonard Bernstein was so impressed by his performance of the Adagio from Mozart’s D major concerto that he remarked “It is Pan himself!” and subsequently composed a cadenza for Mr. Ferrandis.
Currently Jean Ferrandis resides in US where he teaches at the California State University, Fullerton. Additionally, he teaches at l’Ecole Normale in Paris and gives masterclasses in various universities around the world, including the Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music, Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and Indiana University.
As a soloist he has been invited to numerous festivals, including the Lanaudière in Canada, Switzerland’s Sion Festival, the Budapest Spring Festival, the Midem Festival in Cannes, and the Berlioz Festival in Lyon.