Flute Master Class with William Bennett

Category: Arts - Performing

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


University of Toledo Center for Performing Arts
2801 W. Bancroft Avenue
Toledo, OH 43606

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Come enjoy this FREE master class in flute with a renowned master of the instrument, William Bennett.
In addition to recording the standard flute repertoire of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, etc., Bennett has made pioneer recordings of many neglected 19th century works, such as music by Ries, Romberg, and Taffanel. He has recorded with artists such as Jimi Hendrix and Wynton Marsalis. He has made over 100 CD's as a soloist.

He premiered the Concerto by William Mathias, the Concerto by Diana Burrell and the Concerto for Flute and Orchestra by Venezuelan composer Raymund Pineda. All of these were specially written for him.

He has been principal flute in many orchestras including the London Symphony, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and the English Chamber Orchestra.

He has been Professor of Flute in the Freiburg Hochschule of Music in Germany, and he teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He teaches master classes all over the world.

In addition to making a balalaika and a guitar whilst at school, he has made and improved flutes from an early age and has done a lot of work on improving and refining the tuning of the flute, and several makers in the world now make flute on the "William Bennett Scale."

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