Dr. Sarah Frisof
Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Sarah Frisof recently completed her doctoral work at the University of Michigan. Dr. Frisof also studied at the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music. She was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Kobe International Flute Competition, and the 2nd prizewinner of the National Flute Associations’s Young Artist Competition. Dr. Frisof has attended the Verbier, Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals, and she has substituted with the New York Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, and Boston Symphony. She is currently principal flute of the Dallas Wind Symphony.
As a teacher, Dr. Frisof has maintained a private studio for over 10 years, and she served as the graduate assistant at the University of Michigan. Her interests in outreach and education have taken her to Zimbabwe and Brazil, where she ran music programs and participated in humanitarian work. Dr. Frisof is an avid runner, and she has completed two marathons.
JILL FELBER has been hailed for her "beautifully finished performances" by The Detroit News and has been praised by Musical America for her "handsome performance.” The British journal PAN writes, “Felber was stunning…not only refined but also full of fun.” "The incredible flutist…the dazzling flutist…the radiant flutist Jill Felber" (The Independent, Santa Barbara), is known to excite audiences everywhere in concerts and recitals “played with flair" (The Los Angeles Times). “The outstanding American flutist Jill Felber” (Gazeta Rybnicka, Poland) is acclaimed worldwide for her “consummate musicianship” (Fanfare).
Ms. Felber has performed solo recitals, chamber music, and concertos on five continents and has held residencies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Canada, Brazil and the United States. Also a tireless promoter of new music, Ms. Felber has inspired many composers to write solo and chamber works for her and for her flute duo ZAWA!, and is currently engaged in several commissioning projects. She has premiered over three hundred works for the flute and has released world premiere recordings for Centaur Records, CRI, Neuma Records, and ZAWA!MUSIC.
In demand as a guest clinician because of her extraordinary motivational teaching style, Felber is currently Professor of Flute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Holding degrees from University of Michigan and Bowling Green State University, Ms. Felber has taught on the faculties of Ohio University, Capital University, and Wright State University. Her teachers include Keith Bryan, Judith Bentley, Samuel Baron, and James Galway.
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