On Friday, March 31st, at 4:00 pm, Grammy-nominated flutist Brandon Patrick George will be conducting a masterclass with students Taylor Kang, Annie Ping, and a flute quartet featuring Lauren Martindale, Kayden Bowie, Tianlen Wen, and Alison Shih. The event is presented by the Department of Music and Dance and the Gil and Mary Stott Masterclass Fund, and will be located in the Lang Concert Hall.
George attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Conservatoire de Paris, and the Manhattan School of Music. He serves on the faculty of the Curtis Institute and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. George plays with the chamber quintet Imani winds.
Named “a virtuoso” by The Washington Post, flutist Brandon Patrick George has appeared as a soloist with the Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Albany Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, among others. He has also performed at the Elbphilharmonie, the Kennedy Center, the Dresden Music Festival, and the Prague Spring Festival. Currently, George is collaborating with harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, pianist Aaron Diehl, and harpist Parker Ramsay on touring projects.
In 2021, George was a part of the inaugural class of WQXR’s Artist Propulsion Lab, which helps to advance the careers of artists. While there, George hosted Evening Music, recorded with harpist June Han and pianist Aaron Diehl, and interviewed Darren Walker, Ford Foundation president, about diversity and equity in performing arts.
George is committed to public arts education. He performs countless outreach concerts for young students every year, and mentors young conservatory musicians of color. His debut album, which George described as a dialogue between the past and the future, was released by Haenssler Classics in September 2020. It includes selections from J.S. Bach, Boulez, Aho, and Prokofiev.
Don’t miss this chance to hear and learn from a “knockout musician with a gorgeous sound” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).