december, 2018

5dec12:15 pm- 1:00 pmKate Flum, Flute and Beilin Han, Piano12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural CenterPrograms:Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Kate Flum, Flute
Beilin Han, Piano

Fantaisie for Flute and Piano (6’)
Georges Hüe (1858 – 1948)

Aria (3’)
Eugène Bozza (1905 – 1991)

Morceau de Concours (2’)
Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924)

Black Anemones (6’)
Joseph Schwantner (b. 1943)

Duo for Flute and Piano (18’)
I. Flowing
II. Poetic, somewhat mournful
III. Lively, with bounce
Aaron Copland (1900 – 1990)

Flutist Kathryn Flum “wins the heart of her audience” (VisionTimes, China) with appearances hailed as “breathtaking” (PBS), “performed with just the right light touch” (Chicago Classical Review), and “poignant” (Chicago Tribune). Praised for her beautiful tone and heart-rendering musicality, she consistently performs with the nation’s top musicians and ensembles at venues including Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Civic Opera House, J. Pritzker Pavillion at Millennium Park, Harris Theater, and Constellation, New York City’s Spectrum, and Dallas’ Moody Performance Hall.

Kathryn performed as principal flute with the Chicago Opera Theater in both the world premiere of The Invention of Morel, an opera written by former founder and drummer of The Police, Stewart Copeland, and the Midwest premiere of Philip Glass’ opera, The Perfect American. In May of 2017, she joined the Artosphere Music Festival Orchestra (Fayetteville, AR) for their annual two-week long music festival and she returned to Fayetteville to perform with the Lincoln Center national tour of The King and I during the 2017-18 season.

Ms. Flum has served on the adjudication panels of national and international competitions including those of the National Flute Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Music Teachers’ National Association, and the ENKOR International Music Competition. She is also an active and contributing member of Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honors Society, Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity, and The Texas Flute Society, where she serves on the Board of Directors as the Fundraising Coordinator.

Kathryn is a member of the North Texas Wind Symphony and the Center for Chamber Music Woodwind Quintet at the University of North Texas, where she is pursuing her doctor of musical arts under Mary Karen Clardy.

Born in Shanghai, China, Beilin Han started piano lesson at the age three. After four years of studies, she won 1st prize at a young artist competition in Shanghai. Ms. Han attended the Shanghai Conservatory of Music for primary and middle school. She was the winner of the 8th Hong Kong International Piano Competition and was awarded the highest scholarship available in China.Ms. Han has toured internationally as a concert pianist performing in China, Portugal, Spain, and throughout the US. Her performances have been heard on radio shows in Singapore, the U.S., and a television show in Shanghai. In 2008, Ms. Han graduated from Roosevelt University, where she received her Artistic Diploma with Dr. Solomon Mikowsky (Manhattan School of Music) and Mr. Meng-Chieh Liu (Curtis Institute of Music).

In addition to Ms. Han’s successful solo career, she enjoys chamber music and collaborating with such artists as pianist Alberto Portugheis, world-renowned countertenor Paul Esswood, world-renowned violinists Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ilya Kaler, Yossif Ivanov, Kyoko Takezawa, Elmar Oliveira, and cellist Timothy Eddy. She has also worked with world-famous conductors such as Riccardo Muti and Christoph Eschenbach.

Ms. Han is currently a collaborative pianist at both Roosevelt University (Chicago College of Performing Arts) and DePaul University School of Music. She joined the collaborative piano faculty of Heifetz International Music Institute in 2011 and Cremona International Music Academy (Italy) in 2014.


(Wednesday) 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST


Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center

78 E Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60605

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