Laura Falzon

Instrument: Flute
Biography:

    Flutist Laura Falzon has performed throughout the US, Europe and Asia with concerto, recital and chamber music performances in France, Portugal, Finland, England, Scotland, the Channel Islands, Malta, Greece, the US and India. In New York, Falzon has performed in major venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, (Le) Poisson Rouge, the Tank and Tenri. She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles such as London's Spectrum ensemble, St. Martin in the Fields Sinfonia, Rasumovsky Quartet, Ensamble America, Bleecker STQ, Mimesis ensemble, the National Orchestra of Malta, Curious Chamber players, Elekoto ensemble and others. Praised by the Musical Times for her "versatile technique", she is hailed for being "fearless in tackling and promoting" challenging and new works. (PAN Magazine, British Flute Society). Falzon has worked with numerous composers and has premiered works including pieces by composers Halim El-Dabh, Theodore Wiprud, Mohammed Fairouz, Dai Fujikura, Nickos Harizanos, Alice Shields, Carlos Jose Castro, Bushra El-Turk, Geoff Poole, Charles Camilleri, the Anglo-Indian composer John Mayer and many others. The recipient of numerous awards, she has received grants and awards from, amongst others, The British Arts Council, Rockefeller Foundation, New York Women Composers, Rotary Foundation, Hope Scot Trust, Scottish Arts Council, West Midlands Arts, and Sparkplug Foundation. Amongst her recordings is the CD of works by the Maltese composer Charles Camilleri. A founding member and artistic director of ISSA Sonus ensemble, she studied with Sebastian Bell, Susan Milan, Julius Baker and Kim McCormick. Dr. Falzon is a graduate of Columbia University in New York from where she achieved her Doctorate and Masters. She is on the music faculty at Columbia Universityb s Teachers College and New York University and is the founding member and director of ISSA Sonus ensemble and the flutist of Random Access Music, a New York City-based composer and performer new music collective. For more info see http://www.laurafalzon.com/.



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