James Hall Interview, Concert and Masterclass
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James Hall, flute
Susie Maddocks, piano
Songbird (2021) co-commissioned by duo970 (Stephanie Ann Boyd)
I. Fantasia - Of Meadows at Noon
II. Elegia - Of Lakes at Dawn
III. Dance - Of Skies at Dusk
Chaconne from Partita No. 2, BWV 1004 (J. S. Bach)
Nebulae (2021) commissioned by duo970 (Paul Elwood)
Sonata, Op. 94 (Sergei Prokofiev)
IV. Allegro con brio
*This performance of the Prokofiev Sonata is being realized from a new urtext edition of the work, recently published by Patricia Harper and Hannah Occeña Porter.
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Flutist James Hall has enjoyed a varied and impressive career as an international soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and teacher. He has performed with Joshua Roman, Eileen Eivers, Jennifer Koh, Paquito D’Rivera, Benny Kim, Carol Wincenc, Allan Vogel, Robert Weirich, Jim Walker, Art Garfunkel, Pink Martini, Carter Enyeart, Catalyst Quartet, and the Boulder Bach Festival, just to name a few.
As a concerto soloist, James has played with the Orquesta Nacional del Paraguay, Kansas City Civic Orchestra, Greeley Philharmonic, Orquesta Nacional de Panamá, Orquesta del Congresso Nacional del Paraguay, and the Southeast Kansas Symphony. After giving his Carnegie Hall debut recital as a winner of Artists International in 2004, James began to receive invitations to perform as a recitalist, and has since played across North, Central, and South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. He is half of Colorado based duo970 with pianist Susie Maddocks, and the two tour the world performing flute and piano works from the baroque to the contemporary.
James is in high demand as a chamber musician, having been invited to play with musicians around the world. He is founder and artistic director for The Chattanooga Sound Project, and is the flutist for established ensembles including Chimera, Last Train, and Wood&Metal. He has also performed and taught at music festivals in the U.S. and in Central and South America. James has been invited to perform as a guest principal flutist with the Boulder Philharmonic, Greeley Philharmonic, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, and Southeast Kansas Symphony, and has held principal flute positions with the Topeka Symphony and the Missouri Symphony.
As an educator, Hall has been invited to give master classes at national conservatories and music schools throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, South Africa, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Thailand, and Switzerland. Since 2009, he has been the professor of flute at the University of Northern Colorado where he has had the great fortune to work with many talented young musicians.
James is a performing artist for Burkart Flutes and performs exclusively on his handmade 10k gold Burkart Elite flute with platinum head joint.