Carol Wincenc

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A member of the Sarasota Music Festival faculty since 1985

Solo and recording artist, Wincenc is a flute professor at The Juilliard School of Music. In September 2013, she celebrated her 25th Anniversary at The Juilliard School of Music with 3 world premieres, including Yuko Uebayashi's Misericordia and Schnittke's Moz-Art à la Mozart, with her entire flute studio. The concert was aired on "Performance Today."

She performs with major orchestras worldwide and has been the featured soloist at world premieres written for her by Lukas Foss, Joan Tower, Christopher Rouse, Peter Schickele, and Henryk Gorecki. She was the first-prize winner at the Naumburg Solo Flute Competition and received a 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Arts & Letters. Wincenc also has performed at numerous music festivals including Mostly Mozart, Spoleto, Santa Fe, Marlboro, La Jolla, Aldeburgh, Budapest, Frankfurt,and Montpellier.

Wincenc's recordings include DGG with the Emerson Quartet, Decca with the New World Symphony, and Telarc with the Houston Symphony. Recent recordings include Jake Heggie Here/After, American Flute Quintets released in 2012 by Bridge Records, and GRP Records debut recording with her Trio Les Amies, with New York Philharmonic principals Nancy Allen, harpist and Cynthia Phelps, viola.

Wincenc will premiere Tod Machover's new flute concerto in 2015 and recently premiered Geoffrey Gordon's Concerto for Flute with the Buffalo Philharmonic.