Flute Courses & Masterclasses
The Friend International Flute Academy (Founded in 2010) are excited to offer a non-residential flute masterclass weekend on the 18th / 19th Februry 2023 in Gerrards Cross, Bucks (only 19 mins on the train from London Marylebone Station and a 7 min walk from the station to the venue).
This friendly two-day flute course will focus primarily on intermediate (gd 6+) / advanced to professional flautists, with repertoire and technical classes, chamber music sessions and an informal end of course concert, all in a lovely venue in the heart of the Chiltern Hills (a stone’s throw from London). We welcome both performing participants & audience participants.
FLUTE MASTERCLASS WEEKEND
18th / 19th February 2023 (10-5pm)
Lisa Friend (Flute-Rep Masterclasses)
Anna Stokes (Flute-Chamber Music / Technical Classes)
(Resident course pianist for repertoire classes)
+ Informal end of course recital-Performing participants / Lisa Friend & Anna
For those who are interested in applying for a participant performing place on the Friend Flute Academy 'Flute Masterclass Weekend February 2023', please email us for detailed info and prices: email@example.com
Lisa Friend - www.lisafriend.com
Anna Stokes - www.annastokes.com
COURSE APPLICATION FORM
For those who are interested in booking an audience participant place (Non performing participant) to view the Friend International Flute Academy 'Flute Masterclass Weekend February 2023', please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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OTHER UK & INTERNATIONAL MASTERCLASSES
Flute Masterclasses - Seoul, South Korea - May 2016
Seoul National University, Sookmyung Women's University, Dolce Powell - Seoul, Ewha Women's University & Sunwha School
Lisa Friend International Flute
Masterclasses - Seoul, South Korea
Lisa Friend (Flautist) has appeared as a soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg (Mozart Week, Salzburg), City of Prague Philharmonic, Virtuosi Pragenses Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.
In February 2022, Lisa performed the Mercadante Concerto in E Minor with the CRR Genç Oda Orkestrası in the concert hall, Cemal Reşit Rey Konser Salonu, Istanbul, Turkey.
She has toured throughout Europe, the USA and Asia and has been broadcast on radio stations around the world including Classic FM, Scala Radio, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 2, BBC London, RTE Lyric FM, ORF Radio, WQXR Classical Radio-New York, WFMT Radio-Chicago and with the Brodsky Quartet live in the Classic FM Studios and on BBC One TV 'The Andrew Marr Show'.
Her many recordings as a solo/chamber artist include Voyage (Chandos), Essence-Lisa Friend and Rohan De Silva (Chandos), Mozart Quartets-Lisa Friend & the Brodsky Quartet (Chandos), Cinema Affair (Silva Screen), Luminance (Champs Hill Records) and Deep in My Soul (Signum Records). All have been widely praised in the press including the BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone and the Mail on Sunday and many of her CDs have been chosen as Classic FM’s Album of the Week/Weekend and Drive Discovery. Both her CDs ‘Cinema Affair’ and ‘Essence’ have also been featured albums on board British Airways 'Highlife In Flight Entertainment'.
She has also featured on a recording for Malcolm Martineau and friends of songs by Poulenc (Signum Classics) and as a soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on a CD by Ian Mulder.
Solo recital highlights include performances for Steven Spielberg and his USC Shoah Foundation, for the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, at the LG Arts Center in Seoul, at the Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall in London. She has also performed live on stage as a soloist with Principal dancers of the Royal Ballet for Sergei Polunin’s 'Project Polunin' and appeared at the Tenth Anniversary Concert for Children and the Arts in collaboration with Classic FM. Lisa performed as a soloist for Bill Kenwright's production 'Orchestra 2000' with Boy George backed by the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
After signing a deal with Universal Publishing, Lisa wrote original arrangements for her trio based on some of the great film scores as well as her own compositions, performing at venues such as St Martin- in-the-Fields, St. John’s, Smith Square, and the British Embassy in Paris. She has given master-classes at the Royal Academy of Music-London, Hull University and Seoul National University, Sookmyung Women's University, Dolce Powell-Seoul, Ewha Women's University and Sunwha School in South Korea. She also runs an annual International flute master-class, the 'Friend International Flute Academy'. In April 2017, she was a jury member for the Concours du Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste at the École Normale de Musique de Paris ‘Alfred Cortot’.
Having spent her early years in the USA, Lisa Friend studied with Renée Siebert of the New York Philharmonic before winning a scholarship, at seventeen, to study with Susan Milan at the Royal College of Music; she pursued her postgraduate studies as a ‘Martin Music Scholar’ with the late Alain Marion in Paris. Lisa Friend is an Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust and the Children and the Arts Trust, and a Powell Artist, playing a Verne Q. Powell gold flute.
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Anna Stokes (Flute) Bio
Anna Stokes has worked with numerous orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia, Arts Symphonic andf the National Theatre Orchestra (‘Light Princess’ by Tori Amos). She has also performed as flautist for Aled Jones's past UK tours and has recorded for EMI, Universal, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and Mercury as a session player.
Her solo/chamber music albums for Champs Hill Records include: Emanuel Ensemble-Works for flute, cello & piano (John Reid, pianist & Louisa Tuck, cello) and ‘Luminance-Solo & Duo Works for flute and piano’-Lisa Friend, Anna Stokes (Flutes) & Mark Kinkaid (Piano).
‘Luminance’ was chosen as 'Classic FM CD of the Week', David Mellor's Album of the Week (5 Star Review) in the 'Mail on Sunday' and aired on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 2, BBC London, Classic FM and RTE Lyric FM.
Anna founded the Emanuel Ensemble in 2001 and they have since gone on to perform in recitals at the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, National Gallery, V & A Museum, Conway Hall, Leighton House and various UK concert societies. She has also performed in a number of duo recitals with flautist Lisa Friend and given solo flute / piano duo performances for the Qatar Foundation in Doha, at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, the Cheltenham International Festival, various UK concert societies and performed concertos and solo works by Bach, Chaminade, Mozart, Quantz, Reinecke and Rouse.
Awards and sponsorship include; Haynes International Flute Competition Prize Winner (USA), David Bowerman Charitable Trust Sponsorship, Sir James Galway International Masterclass Award for ‘Best Performer by popular vote’ 2007, Marc Rich Scholarship for Artistic Achievement, LPO Future Firsts (2006-2007), Solti Foundation Award, EMI Sound Foundation Award and a Brannen-Cooper Flute awarded to her from the ‘Foundation for Sport and the Arts’.
Anna was awarded a scholarship to the Purcell School of Music where she studied with Anna Pope. She was subsequently awarded a Foundation Scholarship to the Royal College of Music where she studied flute with Susan Milan and Stewart McLlwham, graduating in 2004 with First Class Honours. Anna was selected to participate in the Sir James Galway International Masterclass, Switzerland 2006-2008.
Anna is a performance grade examiner for the ABRSM, has given workshops and masterclasses in London, Hong Kong, and Qatar and has been a deputy flute teacher at the Royal College of Music Junior Department since 2007. She has also assisted on the annual ‘Friend International Flute Academy’ since 2010, teaches privately and at two private schools in London and Bucks.
She also gives weekly music presentations on the life and works of classical composer. Anna is the course coordinator for Rodney Friend's (International Violinist), 'Friend International Violin Academy' course and has also worked as course coordinator for his 'Cambridge International String Academy'.
She plays on a silver Powell Flute. She is grateful for the kind support from the David and Mary Bowerman Charitable Trust.
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Mark Kinkaid (Piano) Bio
As a freelance accompanist, Mark Kinkaid has worked for the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Pegasus Opera. He has accompanied the Basingstoke Choral Society since 1976 and was appointed Assistant Musical Director in 1997. In 2010-2012, he was the accompanist for the Lisa Friend London Flute Summer Masterclass. In 2012-2013, he was an official accompanist on the Cambridge International String Academy Course.
He has also been a repetiteur for Opera South (Manon) as well as completing a season with Opera Integra. Mark was the official accompanist on the Torroella de Montgri Summer Course in Spain (1992-1993), accompanist in Janacek Cunning Little Vixen (2007) and musical director in four performances of Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel (2008) for 'Music at Woodhouse', Surrey.
Mark regularly collaborates with solo flautist Lisa Friend. Together, they have broadcast a live duo recital on Classic FM, performed at the 'White Rose Ball' Holocaust Fundraiser alongside artist Liza Minnelli and recorded a CD of romantic works on the Signum Records. Mark has also performed various works with orchestra and played at the Purcell Room with flautist James Dutton as part of the Park Lane Group Recitals.
He teaches at Abercorn School, London, Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke, and is pianist in residence at London's prestigious Centre for Young Musicians.