Guest Artist Series Lecture – Susan Milan, Flute
Monday, April 11, 11:00 a.m.
Center for Creative Photography, 108, $Free
As the first female principal musician in a major European Orchestra, Ms. Milan speaks from firsthand experience of working in the music industry as a performer, recording artist, teacher, scholar, and entrepreneur. Join the UA Flute Studio in this interactive lecture given by one of the trailblazers in our industry!
Susan Milan has forged a career as orchestra principal, chamber musician, recitalist, soloist and recording artist and has performed in festivals, music clubs and as soloist and Principal flute with all the major UK orchestras. She continues to perform in Europe, USA, South Africa, Russia, Australia and East Asia. She has given numerous world and UK premieres and has inspired contemporary composers to write for her, among them Richard Rodney Bennett, Antal Dorati, Carl Davis, Jindrich Feld, Edwin Roxburgh, Robert Saxton, Ole Schmidt, Robert Simpson, Keith Gates, Cecilia McDowall, Brian Lock and recently Douglas Weiland.
Susan is regularly heard on BBC and Classic FM radio and has recorded most of the main-stream repertoire on the Chandos, Hyperion, Upbeat, Da Capo, Omega, Denon, Cala, Divine Art and Metier labels. In the academic field she has researched and published 19th century repertoire for Boosey & Hawkes and she is currently researching and revising 6 Sonatinas by W. Popp for Spartan Press. She is also restoring and processing for CD her collection of historic 78 recordings of flautists 1910-1945.
Susan is a Professor and Fellow of the Royal College of Music, London, where she was herself a scholar at the age of 16, and she is also Professor of Flute at Trinity Laban Conservatory, London. She enjoys giving Master Classes internationally and has been a member of numerous competition juries. As Director and Founder of the British Isles Music Festival, she masterminds an annual international summer chamber music and master class course for outstanding young musicians exploring works with woodwind, strings, piano, harp and voice.