Wendy Stern > Flute
Flutist Wendy Stern is a member of the dynamic and innovative group, Flute Force, winner of the Artists International Competition and recipient of numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and the New York Council of the Arts. With Flute Force, Wendy has performed and coached chamber music in Australia, Canada and throughout the United States.
As a freelance flutist in New York, Wendy has played in the flute sections of many prestigious organizations, including the New York Philharmonic, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Wendy received her Master of Music Degree from the Juilliard School, where she was a scholarship student of Julius Baker. She continued her studies with Keith Underwood in New York and began her Suzuki Teacher Training in 1994. In September 2006, Wendy studied with Toshio Takahashi at the Talent Education Research Institute in Matsumoto, Japan as a scholarship recipient of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Wendy has coached flute ensembles and led the flute choirs at the ETSU Suzuki Institutes since 1997. She was invited by the Pedagogy Committee of the National Flute Association to present two master classes at the 2004 National Flute Association convention held in Nashville, Tennessee and in May of 2006, Wendy conducted the Suzuki World Youth Flute Choir at the Suzuki Teachers Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In August, 2007, Wendy presented a workshop in chamber music at the National Flute Association Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2008, Wendy was invited back to conduct the flute and harp choirs at the Suzuki Conference in Minneapolis and also was the guest artist at institutes at Eastern Tennessee State University in Johnson City and Macphail School of Music in Minneapolis. In 2009, Wendy was the guest artist at Flute workshops at Denison University, Ohio and Rockford College, Illinois.
Solo performances of the past seasons include a premiere performance at Merkin Concert Hall of Jon Deak’s Yamamba, The Mountain Crone for flute, viola, harp and double bass (with members of the New York Philharmonic); Concerto Soloist of Vivaldi’s Concerto for two Flutes in C, with the Little Orchestra Society at Town Hall; Friends of the New York Philharmonic series at the Rockland Conservatory; Featured soloist at the New York Flute Fair; and performer in the New Music for Flute Concert at the NFA Convention in Albuquerque.
With Flute Force, Wendy premiered “Silver Halo” by Joseph Schwantner and “The Baths of Caracalla” by Elizabeth Brown in Seattle, Bellingham, Ellensburg and La Conner, Washington. These pieces received their New York premiere on January 17, 2008 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the recording will be released in 2009. Wendy also recorded the premiere of Tango Philharmonico, by Ron Wasserman, which will also be released in 2009.