Coloring Your Sound
|Certain performers have an instantly recognizable sound||00h:00m:18s|
|One of our jobs as flutists is to provide color||00h:00m:48s|
|Ravel's Introduction and Allegro as example of changing colors||00h:01m:24s|
|Practice making a sound like a violin, including the vibrato||00h:02m:12s|
|Go into the woods and observe the trees and their movements||00h:03m:37s|
|A glass of champagne or wine inspires different responses that can translate to playing||00h:04m:41s|
Flutist and pedagogue Paula Robison discusses the concept of colors and changing your sound to suit the music.
Recorded Date: 17-02-2015
Paula Robison gained international acclaim in 1966 when she won First Prize at the Geneva Competition, the first American ever to receive this honor. She joined the roster of the newly-formed Young Concert Artists and embarked on a groundbreaking, world-traveling career as a flute soloist. She has commissioned works for flute and orchestra by Leon Kirchner, Toru Takemitsu, Oliver Knussen, among others. Ms. Robison was a founding Artist Member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performing with them for twenty seasons. Throughout that time, she was also co-director with Scott Nickrenz of the famed Noontime Concerts at the Spoleto Festivals. She was awarded the Adelaide Ristori Prize, the Premio Pegaso, and Honorary Citizen for Life for her contribution to American and Italian culture. One of Paula Robison’s favorite continuing projects is “With Art”: collaborations with visual artists in unusual spaces. Ms. Robison has taught at The Juilliard School and given classes all over the world. She now occupies the Donna Hieken Flute Chair at New England Conservatory and is happy to be defining her own distinctive style of teaching as she passes on the great legacies of her teachers, flutists Marcel Moyse and Julius Baker.