The Peggy Rockefeller Concerts

Piccinini Haefliger

Marina Piccinini and Andreas Haefliger in Duo Recital
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Flute, piano

Flute virtuoso Marina Piccinini enjoys an international career as soloist with major orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, the London Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, the National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Rotterdam Philharmonic, and tours this season with the Vienna Symphony. The first flutist to win Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Career Grant, Piccinini also won first prize in Canada’s CBC Young Performers Competition, New York’s Concert Artists Guild International Competition, New York Flute Club, National Arts Club, NEA‘s Solo Recitalist Grant, the BP Artist Career Award, the McMeen-Smith Award, and various grants from the Canada Council. A graduate of The Juilliard School, her mentors include Julius Baker, Jeanne Baxtresser and Aurèle Nicolet. She is Professor of Flute at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover, Germany.

With his formidable technique and musicality, and his innate sense of architecture and phrasing, Andreas Haefliger is widely recognised as a pianist of the first rank. He has had engagements with major U.S. orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestras, among others. In his native Europe, Haefliger was invited to great orchestras and festivals such as the Royal Concertgebouw, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchestre de Paris, London Symphony Orchestra, and Vienna Symphony. He has also established himself as a superb recitalist after his New York debut in 1988. He is a frequent performer at premier recital venues and festivals around the world, notably the Wigmore Hall, Lucerne and Salzburg Festivals, and the Wiener Festwochen.

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