Leone Buyse

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A member of the Sarasota Music Festival faculty since 2000

Buyse is the professor of flute at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. Former acting principal flutist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and former principal flutist of the Boston Pops, she is also the former assistant principal flutist of the San Francisco Symphony. She has been a soloist with l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Utah Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional in Mexico City. Buyse has been a featured festival artist teacher at Aspen, Music Academy of the West, Texas Music Festival, Norfolk, Orcas Island, Sitka, Domaine Forget, and Youth Orchestra of the Americas; the Panoramic Flutist, Flauti al Castello, the Ithaca Flute Institute, and Aria International Summer Academy. She has collaborated with the Tokyo and Juilliard string quartets and has presented recitals and master classes throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Europe, and South America. Buyse received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Flute Association in 2010. She maintains a web presence at www.leonebuyse.com.