The Rochester Flute Association will present flutist and master teacher Leone Buyse in a free recital of unaccompanied flute pieces at 3 p.m. April 10 at the First Unitarian Church, 220 S. Winton Road, Rochester.
Immediately after the recital, Buyse will present a master class, or open teaching session, featuring four members of the RFA.
Buyse relinquished her principal positions with the Boston Symphony and Boston
Pops in 1993 to pursue a solo and teaching career after 22 years as an orchestral musician. A former member of the San Francisco Symphony and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, she appeared as soloist on numerous occasions with those orchestras and also with the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops, the Utah Symphony, the Xalapa Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónia Nacional in Mexico City and l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
She has performed with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players throughout Europe and Japan, with the Tokyo, Juilliard, Brentano and Muir string quartets, in recital with Jessye Norman and Yo-Yo Ma and at many festivals.
Buyse, the only American prizewinner in the 1969 Geneva International Flute Competition, has presented recitals and master classes across the U.S. and in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Norway, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. She has performed and taught at numerous major North American festivals, including Aspen, Sarasota, Music Academy of the West, Norfolk and Domaine Forget. Her solo recordings have appeared on the Crystal, Boston Records, Albany and C.R.I. labels.
Buyse is the mullen professor of flute at Rice University in Houston and also has
taught at the University of Michigan, the New England Conservatory, Boston University, the Tanglewood Music Center and as a visiting professor at the Eastman School of Music. Her former students hold positions at major universities and in many major orchestras, including the symphony orchestras of Boston, Cleveland, San Francisco, St. Louis, Houston and Kansas City, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Colorado Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Florida Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony, the Adelaide Symphony, the Singapore Symphony and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra.
Also an accomplished pianist, Buyse served for two years as a collaborative pianist at Rampal's summer master classes in Nice, France. An active member of the National Flute Association, she received the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 38th annual convention in August 2010 in Anaheim, California.
For more information, visit leonebuyse.com or rfaonline.org.