Collection of notable flutists who have made publicly available recordings of the flute repertoire represented on the MASTERING the FLUTE website.
Ransom Wilson is an American flutist, recitalist, chamber musician and conductor.
Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, he studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Juilliard School of Music in New York and with Jean-Pierre Rampal in Paris who helped to launch his career by inviting him to record an album of flute duets in 1974.
That recording led to more than 10 recordings for Orin and EMI/Angel labels - two of which received Grammy nominations.
Ransom Wilson has performed as a soloist with the world's leading chamber orchestras and has appeared on major concert venues in Boston, New York, Dallas, Seattle etc.
As a recitalist he has performed with Jean-Pierre Rampal, James Galway, mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, soprano Jessye Norman, and harpist Nancy Allen to name a few.
In 1980s he studied conducting with Roger Nierenberg, James Dixon, and Otto-Werner Mueller and founded "Solisti New York" chamber orchestra which debuted in 1983 at Lincoln Center in New York.
Since then Ransom Wilson is the Music director and conductor of the "Solisti New York" chamber orchestra, Artistic director of the OK Mozart Festival in Barlesville, Oklahoma, and Music director of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra.
Ransom Wilson has commissioned works by Peter Schickele, Joseph Schwanter, Jean-Michel Damase, Carlos Surinach, and Deborah Drattel as well as has recorded works by Steve Reich and John Adams.