Flutist Melanie Williams brought her collection of flutes of various shapes and sizes to her discussion of the instrument, its history and role in orchestral music. Check out the video of her presentation below.
Melanie Williams is a historical and modern flutist. She calls New York City and Navarre, Florida home and is currently a C.V. Starr doctoral candidate at The Juilliard School. She was first introduced to the six-holed, 1-keyed baroque flute as a junior at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music (BM 2012), and her loves of music and history have been inseparably intertwined since. She is the founder of Kleine Blumen and the co-founder of Filigree Baroque, both all-female groups. Ms. Williams is on faculty at Juilliard in the school’s Evening Division and is General Manager of Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in NYC. She maintains active performance and research endeavors and is a 2018 Presser Graduate Music Award recipient. She has performed internationally in France, Germany, Austria, England, Canada, and China on repertoire from Clérambault to Beethoven.
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Melanie Williams talks about her love of the flute, and demonstrates several different flute types in this fascinating presentation.