Next Monday, already, the 4th Summer Flute Academy (Academia de Flauta de Verão) will start up, and it's going to be the best, ever! We'll all be busy playing for 6 intense days, with workshops and ensemble playing and so much else I can barely remember it all. This year for the first time, we'll have the added excitement of a master class and recital by the wonderful Belgian flutist Aldo Baerten, courtesy of Powell Flutes, who we thank very much. More about Aldo soon!
Just two things I want to say about the AFV: there is still time to sign up as a auditor on the AFV website! Secondly, what an honor it is to work in tandem with my wonderful colleagues Stephanie Wagner (REMIX ENSEMBLE) and Raquel Lima (ESMAE). Along with being fabulous flutists, who are always pushing the envelope (or several!), they are THE BEST collaborators ever! We've been working behind the scenes all year, so come over and see what's up! Here's a happy photo from last year's edition: