Hailed byGramophoneas “the Heifetz of the flute,” Marina Piccinini is widely recognized as a daring, dynamic artist with varied musical interests and powerfully magnetic stage presence, which has made her a sought after soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist internationally. One of today’s most compelling advocates of both traditional and new works, she grew up in a multi-national, multi-lingual household, and brings the vibrant spirit of her rich heritage and a global perspective to all of her artistic endeavors.
Her repertoire among the most diverse of today's preeminent artists and she has premiered works by John Harbison, Lukas Foss, Michael Colgrass, Paquito D’Rivera, Aaron Jay Kernis, among others.Recent and upcoming highlights include a return engagement with the London Philharmonic (Dennis Russell Davies); the World Premiere of Kernis’Airfor flute and orchestra with the Korean Chamber Orchestra; tours with Musicians from Marlboro at Carnegie Hall, Kimmel Center, and The Smithsonian; collaborations with the Brentano Quartet, Beijing Guitar Duo, and with Vienna Philharmonic Principal Harpist Anneleen Lenaerts at the Aspen Music Festival, The Bruckner Orchester Linz and at the Moritzburg Festival; a North American recital tour with pianist Andreas Haefliger at the Kennedy Center and other venues; plus appearances with hertrio, Tre Voci, at London’s Wigmore Hall.
The first flutist to win the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, Marina Piccinini has won First Prizes in the CBC Young Performers Competition (Canada) and Concert Artists Guild International Competition. She is on the faculty of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.
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