NWS Fellow Johanna Gruskin demonstrates a flute excerpt from the fourth movement of Dvorak's 8th Symphony, for New World's 2018 Side by Side auditions.
SYMPHONY NO. 8 IN G MAJOR, OP. 88 ("ENGLISH")
Recorded Date: 22-01-2018
Johanna Gruskin is a first-year Flute Fellow at the New World Symphony. Previously she held the position of Principal Flute with the Knoxville Symphony and the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra. During summers, she has attended the Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Music Festival and National Repertory Orchestra. She has performed with the Louisiana Philharmonic, San Antonio Symphony, and as a concerto soloist with the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra.
A native of Duluth, Minnesota, Ms. Gruskin received a bachelor of music degree from the Eastman School of Music, a master of music degree from the New England Conservatory and a professional studies certificate from The Colburn School. Her primary teachers include Bonita Boyd, NWS alumna Elizabeth Rowe and James Walker.
Ms. Gruskin won first prize in the Music Teachers National Association Senior Woodwind Competition and the Rochester Flute Association Young Artist Piccolo Competition. She was a semi-finalist in the National Flute Association Young Artist Piccolo Competition. As a member of the wind quintet Midic Winds, she was a bronze medalist in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and a finalist in the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition. The Midic Winds also appeared as soloists with the Eastman Wind Ensemble.