First Prize, 2018 NFA Young Artist Competition
for Middle and High School Flutists
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Catherine Boyack, whose playing has been described as “supremely beautiful” and “utterly thrilling,” was the first prize winner of the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition. Catherine has also been a first prize winner in the NFA High School Soloist Competition, the Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition, the MTNA Junior and Senior Woodwind Performance Competitions, the NFMC Student-Collegiate Competition, and the NFMC Stillman-Kelly Performance Competition. As a soloist, she has been featured as a guest solo artist with the Lake Forest Symphony in Chicago, the Utah Symphony, and the Utah Valley Symphony.
Her playing has taken her around the United States, Germany, France, China, and South America, teaching masterclasses, coaching small chamber groups, and giving frequent solo recitals. Catherine is a passionate teacher and maintains a large private studio in Utah.
Boyack has collaborated with several established conductors, performing as both a soloist and an orchestral musician under the batons of Carl St. Clair, Keith Lockhart, Vladimir Kulenovic, among others. Passionate about new music, she has premeired several works, including giving the West Coast premiere of Dai Fujikura’s virtuosic new flute concerto written for Claire Chase. She also is a passionate choral musician, and has toured with the world-renowned BYU Singers.
Catherine is a Haynes Young Artist and plays on a Weissman Model of a Haynes 14K custom flute. Her teachers are April Clayton and Elizabeth Weissman. BM 2019, Brigham Young University.