Collection of notable flutists who have made publicly available recordings of the flute repertoire represented on the MASTERING the FLUTE website.
Carol Wincenc is one of the most acclaimed American flutists.
Born in Buffalo, New York, she studied flute with Severino Gazzelloni and Robert Willoughby at the Oberlin Conservatory, and with Marcel Moyse at the Marlboro Music Festival.
Winner of the Walter W. Naumburg Solo Flute Competition (1978) and laureate of several American awards she has had solo performances with symphony orchestras of Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and London, as well as Saint Paul, Los Angeles and Stuttgart chamber orchestras.
Carol Wincenc has been invited to play at numerous festivals around the world: Mostly Mozart, Aldeburgh, Budapest, Frankfurt, Santa Fe, Spoleto, Aspen, Sarasota, Banff and Marlboro to name a few. She has performed in recitals with sopranos Jessye Norman and Elly Ameling, pianist Emanuel Ax, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
As a chamber musician she has performed with Guarneri, Emerson, Tokyo and Escher String Quartets and often performs with pianist Bryan Wagorn.
She is a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet and a founding member of Les Amies ensemble.
Carol Wincenc has commissioned new works for flute from Jake Heggie, Pierre Jalbert, Robert Sirota, Larry Alan Smith and Sato Matsui.
She has recorded impressive number of albums for Naxos and Azica Records, winning Diapason d'Or Award and Grammy nomination.
Carol Wincenc is a professor of flute at the Juilliard School of Music and Stony Brook University.