RICK BREITSTEIN is a candidate for the Doctorate of Musical Arts
in Flute Performance and Literature as a fellowship student of Bonita Boyd at the
Eastman School of Music. He earned the Master of Music in Flute and was awarded
the Performer's Certificate from Eastman in May, 1995, while serving as the Graduate Teaching
Assistant to Ms. Boyd. He received the Artist Diploma Degree from Oberlin Conservatory of
Music in 1992, where he was a student in the class of Michel Debost
and the recipient of an Oberlin Applied Teaching fellowship. Additional study was done at
Northwestern University as a Graduate Assistant in the studio of Walfrid Kujala.
A native of Seattle, WA, his principal teacher was Felix Skowronek of the University
of Washington School of Music. A scholarship winner to the festivals of Music Academy
of the West, Aspen, and Sarasota, he held the position of Artist Faculty Instructor of Flute
at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, before moving
east to continue his advanced musical studies. A winner in the National Flute
Association 1995 Jacques Zoon Masterclass Competition, he has also performed
in the classes of Rampal, Paula Robison, and Samuel Baron. Mr. Breitstein's
solo performances include First Prize in the competitions sponsored by the Seattle
Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Academy of the West Orchestra, Sigma Alpha Iota,
and the Mu Phi Epsilon Young Artist Series at the Batelle Institute.
STELLA SIMAKOVA is a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, where she earned
the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the St. Petersburg Conservatory
of Music. She continued her piano studies at the Juilliard School of Music in 1992
as a student of Bella Davidovich and the recipient of the Vladimir Horowitz
scholarship. While at Juilliard, she was the winner of the 1993 Gina Bachauer
International Piano Scholarship Competition. An internationally recognized concert pianist, Ms.
Simakova was honored with the Special Prize award in the 1990
Frederic Chopin National Competition held in Warsaw, as well as being named the
First Prize winner in the Chopin National Competition held in Russia. Most
recently, she was awarded first prize in the 1993 East and West Artists International
Competition for a New York solo debut, and was the featured concerto soloist in
the Piano Concerto in g minor of Saint-Saens with Andre Previn and the
Orchestra of St. Luke's at the Caramoor Festival, June, 1996.
These recitals were
partial fulfillment for
the Artist Diploma degree.
Le Carnaval Russe, Variations
brillantes on an operatic theme from Rogneda by Seroff Cesar Ciardi (1818-1877) MP3
(Fantasca, Op. 91)
Ernesto Kohler (1859-1907)
Reverie in A minor OP.17 Matthieu-Andre Reichert
Sonata in G Minor Henry Eccles (1670-1742)
Largo Corrente Sarab and Gigue
Concerto in G minor OP.97 Allegro Giusto
Ernesto Kohler (1859-1907)
Les Chants du Rossignol, Op.11
Joseph-Henri Altes (1826-1895)
Giovanni Paggi (ca. 1850)
Total Time 56:13
Mastered at Dynamic Recording Studios
2844-46 Dewey Ave.
Rochester N. Y. 14616
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