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Advanced Summer Master Class 2014

The 2015 class will be announced by December 1, 2014.


August 11-16

Open to serious, flutists up to adult & college age.

Classes will be held at Foundation Center for Music in Sorrento Valley.

Recitals & Guest Master Classes will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Del Mar.

Applicants aged 14 and under will require a teacher recommendation.


Class Theme: The Concerto.

Solo Concertos, Double Concerti, and more!

Repertoire will follow the class theme. Prepare any significant concerto in the flute repertoire.
Suggestions: Mozart G and D, Vivialdi  Il Gardelino, Telemann D major or E minor, Stamitz in G, Devienne

Ibert, Nielsen, Liebermann, Tower, Foss, Mercadante, Mower.

Other repertoire: Boismortier Concerti for 5 flutes.


Email ELENA YARRITU, for details.

Tuition: $450, Application fee, $35

Register NOW


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Daily Master Classes

Wednesday afternoon, Master Class with Ray Furuta at St Peter's Episcopal in Del Mar

Friday, Introduction & Panel Discussion with Isabelle Chapuis Starr

Saturday, Master Class with Isabelle Chapuis Starr & Class Recital, St Peter's Episcopal in Del Mar

Special Guest Artist: ISABELLE CHAPUIS

Returning Guest Artist: Ray Furuta

Faculty: Drs. Elena Yarritu and September Payne

Class pianist: Katherine Dvoskin

















                                          Isabelle Chapuis                                                                                                      Ray Furuta                                                                                        Katherine Dvoskin, piano


ISABELLE CHAPUIS  is now in her 31st year as Principal Flute of Opera San Jose. In that position,she has performed more than 1000 performances of 100 operas. Born in Dijon, Isabelle Chapuis studied with several of France's best-known flutists, including Jean-Pierre Rampal, Michel Debost, Alain Marion and Marcel Moyse. She attended the Conservatoire national de musique in Paris, where in 1970 she won the Premier prix de flûte and in 1971 the Premier prix de musique de chambre.In 1975 at the age of 25, she moved to California, where she became Lecturer-in-Flute in the School of Music at California State University in San Jose, a post she still holds today. In 1998, she was honored with two awards from San Jose State University—one for “excellence in teaching” and the other for “distinguished professional attainment.” She retired from that position in 2008 as Senior Lecturer in Flute. In 2013, Isabelle was invited by the California Music Teacher Association to serve as a featured artist at the state convention in Santa Clara. She gave a master class and performed a recital with pianist Mark Anderson. Also in 2013, Isabelle was the subject of a cover story and interview in the national music magazine Flute Talk. In this article, Isabelle recounted her studies with her famous teachers at the Paris Conservatory. In addition to teaching flute, Ms. Chapuis pursues an active career as a flute soloist on both sides of the Atlantic. In Europe and the U.S., she has appeared as soloist with numerous symphony orchestras and chamber orchestras—most recently with the Palo Alto Philharmonic (performing Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto with harpist Dan Levitan.) Long an orchestral player as well as a flute soloist, Ms. Chapuis served as Principal Flute with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra under Music Director Edgar Braun from 1975-1985. And she has served as flutist with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra in numerous concerts since that orchestra was founded by Barbara Day Turner. Many critics have hailed Ms. Chapuis' performances. After Ms. Chapuis' San Francisco debut as a soloist in 1975, music critic Marilyn Tucker wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle: "Isabelle Chapuis is a flute soloist new to San Francisco who caused a sensation. A former pupil of Jean-Pierre Rampal, she is French to her fingertips. She lit up the hall with a vivacious version of Mozart's Flute Concerto in D Major, performing with a surety and technical mastery that recalled the virtues of her famous teacher." More recently, the critic of the S. F. Examiner called her “phenomenal.”


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