Mimi Stillman

Mimi Stillman's Biography

Mimi Stillman is one of the most celebrated and innovative flutists of her generation, critically acclaimed for her dazzling artistry and communicative powers. She has been hailed by The New York Times as "a consummate and charismatic performer" and called "the coolest flute player" by Philadelphia Magazine. She has performed as soloist with orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, Bach Collegium Stuttgart, and Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan, and as recitalist and chamber musician at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Verbier Festival, Kingston Chamber Music Festival, and Kol HaMusica.

At age 12, she was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner. She began playing the flute at the age of six in her native Boston, where she studied with Daniel Riley. Her many awards and prizes include Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Astral Artists, and the Barenreiter Prize for Best Historical Performance for Winds.

A wide-ranging artist, Ms. Stillman is equally at home with the classical canon, new music, and Latin genres, and is highly regarded for expanding the flute repertoire through her arrangements and commissions. She holds an MA and PhD (abd) in history from the University of Pennsylvania and is a published author on music and history, integrating scholarship with her artistic vision in projects with her hallmark, thought-provoking depth. A Yamaha Performing Artist and Clinician, she has taught masterclasses for institutions including the National Flute Association, Eastman School of Music, Cornell University, the universities of California, Texas, Maryland, and at conservatories and flute societies throughout the world. She is on faculty at Curtis Summerfest and Music for All National Festival.

Mimi Stillman can be heard on several splendidly reviewed recordings including Freedom and Odyssey: 11 American Premieres (both Innova), with longstanding duo pianist Charles Abramovic. She is broadcast co-host on WWFM The Classical Network and is a frequent guest speaker for arts organizations and interviewee on radio, television, and online media. As Artistic Director of Dolce Suono Ensemble which she founded in 2005, Mimi Stillman has created a dynamic force in the music world. With acclaimed performances and the premieres of 44 commissioned works in 11 seasons, Dolce Suono Ensemble was Chamber Music America's featured American Ensemble and won the Knight Arts Challenge for its "Música en tus Manos" engagement initiative with the Latino community.

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