I heard a video today; it was music by Claude Debussy, and it was played by flutist Mimi Stillman. I enjoyed her playing, and so I am beginning to create blog posts here about performer profiles.
Rather than base my post on a recording, I am focusing occasionally on the person, the performer, and not the composer. Let me know if this is of interest, and if you’d like me to continue. Just add some comments at the bottom of this post, and thanks.
From her website, I learned the following about Ms. Stillman, in her own words:
“Mimi Stillman is a Renaissance woman – consummate artist, entrepreneuse, historian, writer, and educator. At age 12, she was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner. She was the youngest wind player ever to win Young Concert Artists, and counts among her numerous prizes and awards Astral Artists Auditions, fellowships from the Earhart and Bradley Foundations, the Arthur W. Foote Award, and the 2012 Women in the Arts Award from Women for Greater Philadelphia.”
Pretty impressive, huh?
Here is that video I heard today:
And next, here is Mimi Stillman, flutist, performs Paganini
And finally, here’s the Bizet “Carmen Fantasy” performed by Mimi Stillman, flute, and Charles Abramovic, piano
Tags: Mimi Stillman, Flutist, Claude Debussy