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    • Marina Piccinini

      • Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University Musical Instrument: Flute
    • Marina Piccinini à l'Académie Orford Musique

      Hailed by Gramophone as “the Heifetz of the flute,” Marina Piccinini is widely recognized as a daring, dynamic artist with varied musical interests and powerfully magnetic stage presence, which has made her a sought-after soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist internationally. Known as one of today’s most compelling advocates of both traditional and new works, she grew up in a multinational, multi-lingual household, and brings the vibrant spirit of her rich heritage and a global perspective to all her artistic endeavours.

      With repertoire amongst the most diverse of today’s preeminent artists, Ms. Piccinini has garnered special attention for her commitment to the music of our time, premiering works by John Harbison, Lukas Foss, Michael Colgrass, Paquito D’Rivera, Aaron Jay Kernis, amongst others.

      Recent season highlights include a return engagement with the London Philharmonic (Dennis Russell Davies); the World Premiere and recording of Kernis’ Flute Concerto, written for her, and Air for flute and orchestra with the Korean Chamber Orchestra, and Kernis’ Siren for Solo Flute, and 8 Flutes; tours with Musicians from Marlboro at Carnegie Hall, Kimmel Center, and The Smithsonian; collaborations with the Brentano Quartet, Beijing Guitar Duo, and with Vienna Philharmonic Principal Harpist Anneleen Lenaerts at the Aspen Music Festival, The Bruckner Orchester Linz and at the Moritzburg Festival; a North American recital tour with pianist Andreas Haefliger at the Kennedy Center and other venues; plus appearances with her trio, Tre Voci, at London’s Wigmore Hall.

      Other appearances as a soloist have included the Boston, Hong Kong, Vienna, Vancouver, Tokyo, Toronto and National Symphonies, and Rotterdam Philharmonic. She has worked with celebrated conductors including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, Pierre Boulez, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and Alan Gilbert. Her chamber music collaborations have included the Tokyo, Mendelssohn, and Takács Quartets, and pianist Mitsuko Uchida, and is a prodigious recording artist, with albums on the Avie, Claves, and ECM labels.

      Her intense commitment to education inspired her to create the Marina Piccinini International Masterclasses (MPIMC), now located at the New World Center in Miami, in partnership with the New World Symphony. Ms. Piccinini was the first flutist to win the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant and also won First Prizes in the CBC Young Performers Competition (Canada) and Concert Artists Guild International Competition (NYC). She is currently on the faculty of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.