“I can’t imagine playing on anything else”
Grammy-nominated flutist Carol Wincenc is the recipient of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Flute Association, and will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Arts and Letters in the spring of 2014. She recently celebrated her 25th anniversary as a faculty member at The Juilliard School in a gala recital of colleagues, students and friends, including the Escher String Quartetand members of the Les Amies Trio. Wincenc celebrated her 2009-2010 Ruby Anniversary with rave reviews from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and Performance Today. A muse of many of today’s most prominentcomposers, she has premiered concertos written for her by Christopher Rouse, Lukas Foss, Henryk Górecki (with a most recent release on Naxos with Warsaw Philharmonic, May 2012), Joan Tower, Paul Schoenfield, Jake Heggie, Peter Schickele, Roberto Sierra and Tobias Picker.
A prolific recording artist, her performance ofPulitzer Prize winner Christopher Rouse’s Flute Concerto won the covetedDiapson d’Or Award with the Houston Symphony on Telarc as well as Gramophone’s “Pick of the Month” recording with her hometown orchestra, the BuffaloPhilharmonic ( Naxos) with Maestro JoAnn Falletta. After winning the sole Naumburg Solo Flute Competition, her performance with Andras Schiff in an all French CD for Music Masters was awarded the Recording of Special Merit. She has appeared as concerto soloist with such ensembles as the Chicago, St.Louis, San Francisco, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, BBC, Warsaw Philharmonic and London Symphonies; as well as the Saint Paul, Mostly Mozart, Pro Musica and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestras. She has performed at music festivals in Aldeburgh, Budapest, Frankfurt, Santa Fe, Spoleto, Banff, Sarasota, Winter Harbor Music Festival, Yale/Norfolk, Music@Menlo, and Marlboro.