French Flute Music from Demersseman to Dutilleux
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Join us via Zoom for our new virtual series, Fluting with the Stars! Experience the unique expertise of this master performer and teacher as he guides us through pieces from the Paris Conservatory. Performers will be selected by audition. See the links below to register and to apply to perform.
Registration is NOW OPEN!
There is NO CHARGE to attend this masterclass!
There is NO application fee; however, you must be a member of the Chicago Flute Club to apply.
If selected, you must pay a fee of $25.Click here to apply to perform for Ransom Wilson Masterclass
After graduation from the Juilliard School in 1973, he spent a year in Paris as a private student of Jean-Pierre Rampal. In 1976 he gave his official debut concert in New York City, with Rampal as his guest artist. An exclusive recording contract with Angel/EMI followed soon thereafter, along with extensive performances all over the world. Flutist/conductor Ransom Wilson has performed in concert with major orchestras the world over. As a flutist, he has recently launched an ongoing series of solo recordings on the Nimbus label in Europe.
Ransom Wilson is turning increasingly to a career in orchestral and operatic conducting. He founded Solisti New York orchestra in 1981, with which he appeared as conductor in hundreds of concerts and recordings. More recently he has conducted two productions at the New York City Opera. Since 2006 he has been a member of the musical staff at the Metropolitan Opera. Additionally, he is artistic director and conductor of the ensemble Le Train Bleu, which received rave reviews for its debut performance at New York City’s Galapagos Art Space. As a conductor, he is starting his third season as Music Director of the Redlands Symphony in Southern California, and he continues his positions with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and Le Train Bleu ensemble. He has led opera performances at the New York City Opera, and was for ten years an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera. He has been a guest conductor of the London, Houston, KBS, Kraków, Denver, New Jersey, Hartford, and Berkeley symphonies; the Orchestra of St. Luke’s; the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra; the Hallé Orchestra; and the chamber orchestras of St. Paul and Los Angeles. He has also appeared with the Glimmerglass Opera, Minnesota Opera, and the Opera of La Quinzena Musical in Spain.
As an educator, he regularly leads master classes at the Paris Conservatory, Juilliard School, Moscow Conservatory, Cambridge University, and others. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he was an Atlantique Foundation scholar in Paris, where he studied privately with Jean-Pierre Rampal. His recording career, which includes three Grammy Award nominations, began in 1973 with Jean-Pierre Rampal and I Solisti Veneti. Since then he has recorded over 30 albums as flutist and/or conductor. Mr. Wilson is Professor of Flute at the Yale University School of Music, and has performed with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1991.