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FLUTIST CAROL WINCENC!
Delighting audiences for over four decades with her signature charismatic, high virtuosity and deeply heartfelt musicality, she has appeared as soloist with such ensembles as the Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Detroit and London Symphonies, the BBC, Warsaw and Buffalo Philharmonics, as well as the Los Angeles, Stuttgart and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestras, the latter for which she was Principal and Solo Flute from 1972-77. She has performed in countless festivals such as Mostly Mozart, Aldeburgh, Budapest, Frankfurt, Santa Fe, Spoleto, Music at Menlo, Aspen, Yale/Norfolk, Sarasota, Banff and Marlboro. The muse of today's most prominent composers, Ms. Wincenc has premiered numerous works written for her by legends Christopher Rouse, Henryk Gorecki, Lukas Foss, Jake Heggie, Paul Schoenfeld, Tod Machover, Yuko Uebayashi, Thea Musgrave, Andrea Clearfield, Shi-Hui Chen and Joan Tower. In great demand as a chamber musician, Ms. Wincenc has collaborated with the Emerson, Tokyo, Guarnieri, Cleveland, Juilliard and Escher String Quartets, and performed with Jessye Norman, Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma.
A Grammy nominee, she has recorded for Nonesuch, London/Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Telarc (Diapason D'Or Award), Music Masters (Recording of Special Merit with Andras Schiff) and Naxos (Grammophone Magazine "Pick of the Month with Buffalo Philharmonic). Ms. Wincenc created and directed a series of International Flute Festivals at the Ordway Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, featuring such diverse artists as Jean-Pierre Rampal, Herbie Mann, Steven Kujala and the American Indian flutist, R. Carlos Nakai. She had the privilege of working directly with legendary music luminaries Aaron Copland, Olivier Messaien, Rudolf Serkin, Joshua Bell, Christophe Eschenbach, Loren Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Philip Glass, Andre Previn, Paul Simon and Judy Collins, to name a few!
She is a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet and a founding member of Les Amies with New York Philharmonic principals Nancy Allen, harpist and Cynthia Phelps, violist. Ms. Wincenc continues more than a quarter of a century on the faculties of The Juilliard School and Stony Brook University having mentored and graduated countless rising, flute stars commanding principal flute positions in major symphony orchestras and university professorships. She is renowned for her popular series of etudes and flute classics, the "Carol Wincenc 21st Century Flute" published by Lauren Keiser/Hal Leonard Music Publishers (available on 'Amazon'). A long time resident of New York City, she resides with her singer/songwriter son, Nicola Wincenc (Cavernsband.com). Carol Wincenc is a native of Buffalo, NY, and was raised in a deeply active, musical family, along with her two older sisters, and under the mentorship of her violinist father and symphony conductor, Dr. Joseph Wincenc, and pianist mother, Margaret Wincenc. Having concertized on five continents, Ms. Wincenc loves nothing more than "giving back" with her music-making to communities world wide.
Please visit her website at carolwincencflute.com
Kateřina Englichová, Harp
One of the most sought after Czech harpists of her generation and a fresh recipient of the Prague Classic Award 2018, Katerina Englichova performed all over Europe, North America, Japan, Hong Kong and New Zealand. She has collaborated with artists such as Mstislav Rostropovitch, Josef Suk, Robert Davidovici, Gerard Causee, Cynthia Phelps, Carol Wincenc, Michel Lethiec, Eugenia Zukerman, Robert Stallman, Michael Kofler, Matthieu Gauci-Ancelin and with many ensembles, including the Skampa Quartet, the Prazak Quartet, the Haas Quartet and the Wihan Quartet.
Ms.Englichova cooperates on regular basis with Oboist Vilem Veverka, Soprano Katerina Knezikova and the Bohemia-Luxembourg Trio - flutist Carlo Jans and Violist Jitka Hosprova.
She has performed at numerous international festivals such as Tanglewood and the Tucson Music Festival in the USA, Music by the Red Sea in Israel, Pacific Music Festival in Japan, Rencontres Musicales d’Evian and Festival d’Ile de France, Mitte Europe in germany, Marnach Music Festival Luxembourg, and in the Czech Republic at Prague Spring, Prague Autumn, Dvorak’s Prague, Festival B. Martinu and many others.
Ms.Englichova has made her American recital debut in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York in 1998. Her debut with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra took place in January 2008. Other distinguished venues where she has played include the Beethoven Saal in Bonn, Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic, Auditorio Nacional de Musica de Madrid, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the City Hall Hongkong, Longy School of Music Boston, the Rudolfinum in Prague etc.
She has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco
Chamber Orchestra, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, the Hongkong City Chamber Orchestra, the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Philharmonia, the Czech National Symphony, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Brno Philharmonic, George Solti Chamber Orchestra, the Talich Chamber Orchestra, the Suk Chamber Orchestra, Barocco Sempre Giovanne, Haas Chamber Orchestra, the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra etc.
Katerina Englichova often initiates new works by contemporary composers such as Jiri Gemrot, Zdenek Lukas, Eric Sessler, Lubos Sluka, Jindrich Feld, Sylvie Bodorova, Patrick Zimmerli and others. Katerina Englichova gave the Czech Premier of the Schnittke´s Concerto for Oboe and Harp in Prague in 2008. She made the Czech premiere at the Prague Spring Festival Murray Schafer´s Dance of Ariadne for Harp and Percussion instruments as well as the Concerto and chamber works of Isang Yun. Ms. Englichova gave the Czech Premiere of Frank Martin's Trois danses pour harp et hautbois. She has been featured in Karl Jenkins' Concerto for 2 Harps and Bach's Concerto for 4 harps in Hongkong. She premiered the work „Autumnal Mountain“ by Christopher Coleman in Hong Kong.
Katerina Englichova has been heard as a soloist or chamber musician on more than 35 discs with labels such as Supraphon, Harmonia Mundi, Discover International, and New World, Exton Japan, and Arco Diva. Her recording (Jolivet, Pierné, D´Indy, Francaix) with Carlo Jans and the Martinů Quartet received the Supersonic Award. In 2015 she was a part of a new recording “Cosí fan flauti” - project of the renowned American Flutist Robert Stallman with whom she recorded the Mozart Concerto. The CD was very highly praised by critique and was selected as the CD of the month (February 2015) on several classical radio stations throughout North America. In 2016 she released her solo album „Musica per arpa“ where she introduced some unknown Czech compositions as well as new premiere works written for her in confrontation with the Britten’s Suite. She has cooperated with American Flutist Carol Wincenc, Pianist Martin Kasik and Oboist Vilem Veverka with whom she also launched her last CD „Impressions“ in 2017. They introduced music by Debussy, a new adaptation of Ravel’s „Tombeau de Couprin“ for Oboe and Harp by Otomar Kvech and premiered works by the Czech Composer Lubos Sluka.
Her recording of Britten’s Ceremony of Carols with the Prague Children Philharmonic Choir was selected as the CD of the month (January 2017).
Originally a pianist, Katerina Englichova is a dedicated adapter of keyboard music of all kind for the harp. Harp, in her opinion, is a wonderful instrument with many layers still to be discovered, but has also some limits. There is a lot of low quality repertoir written for the instrument and Ms.Englichova likes to inspire composers as well as harpists to present harp in the best possible way to prevent certain separatism from the rest of the music world.
Ms. Englichova worked with conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Sawallish, Simon Rattle and others, with Claudio Abbado (in GMJO) and as a soloist with Pietari Inkinen, Zdenek Macal, Jiri Belohlavek, Ondrej Kukal, Heiko Matthias Forster, Marek Stilec, Veiga Jardim, Jakub Hrusa, to name just a few.
Katerina Englichova won the Classic Prague Award 2018, the Pro Musicis International Award, 1st prize in the Torneo International Competition in Italy, Prague Radio Broadcast Competition, Concerto Soloists Competition in
Philadelphia, Vienna Music Competition, E.Herbert-Hobin Harp Competition in USA, and the Laureate Prize of the Chamber Music Society of the Czech Philharmonic.
She studied at the Prague Conservatoire, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, (she is a Fulbright recipient) and at the Hochschule fur Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. She has given master classes in the USA (Juilliard School of Music, Miami Uni., Arizona State Uni., etc.), Canada (Toronto, Montreal), Hong Kong, Grat Britain (RAM), Italy, Luxembourg and the Czech Republic. Katerina Englichova teaches harp and chamber music at the Ameropa International Summer Courses, since 2005 she has been teaching at the New York University Prague and from 2010-2013 at the Music School of City of Prague. She also teaches privately.
Katerina Englichova has been a member of international competition juries and the Head of Jury of the first and second Czech „International Harp Competition“ in Prague (2015, 2017).
She was a member of a committee in the “Plavacek Foundation” which supports disadvantaged children in their cultural activities.
She is a member of the Dvořák ´s Society as well as the WHS.
Katerina Englichova has been the Face of the cosmetic company Avon Czech Republic– in a campaign against breast cancer.
Ms.Englichova´s website is HYPERLINK "http://www.englichova.cz" www.englichova.cz