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Mimi Stillman 


MIMI STILLMAN is one of the most highly acclaimed flutists in the concert world today. “A magically gifted flutist, a breath of fresh air” The Washington Post,“A seasoned artist of spirited, unbridled virtuosity” New York Concert Review, “Technically agile and imaginative in her use of color” The New York Times, “A ball of fire in person and on the stage” The Alexandria Journal.

A Yamaha Performing Artist, Ms. Stillman is internationally acclaimed for performances as soloist with orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, Bach Collegium Stuttgart, Hilton Head Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Carlos Chávez (Mexico City), Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Texas Brazos Valley Symphony, Orchestra 2001, Ocean City Pops, and Curtis Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared as recitalist and chamber musician at venues including The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Bard College, La Jolla Chamber Music Society, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Bay Chamber Concerts (ME), Verbier Festival (Switzerland), and Festival delle Nazioni (Italy).

At 12, Ms. Stillman was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner and received her Bachelor of Music degree in 1999. That same year she became the youngest wind player ever to win the prestigious Young Concert Artists. She has been awarded fellowships from the Earhart and Bradley Foundations.

In her role as Artistic and Executive Director of the Dolce Suono Ensemble, which she founded in Philadelphia in 2005, Mimi Stillman has presided over Dolce Suono’s establishment as a highly regarded and pioneering force in the music world. Dolce Suono Ensemble informs and enriches people’s lives through chamber music, with dynamic performances, innovative programming, the commissioning and performance of important contributions to the chamber music repertoire, and the engagement of diverse communities through educational and outreach events. Dolce Suono’s active commissioning program has led to the creation of 21 new works in six years. Commissioned composers include Richard Danielpour, Steven Mackey, Shulamit Ran, and Steven Stucky, and guest composers have included George Crumb and Ned Rorem. Dolce Suono Ensemble has garnered extensive praise in print, on radio and TV, and been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and other organizations. Ms. Stillman is a founding member of the Dolce Suono Trio, with her longtime duo pianist Charles Abramovic and cellist Yumi Kendall.

On her CD “MIMI,” she recorded her award-winning book of arrangements of Debussy's songs, Nuits d'Étoiles: 8 Early Songs (Theodore Presser). She has recorded for the EMI, Albany, and Dolce Suono labels, with forthcoming CDs on the Innova and DTR labels. Ms. Stillman is regularly featured in the national press, as guest on NPR’s “Performance Today,” WGBH Boston, WRTI Radio, and WHYY TV Philadelphia’s “On Canvas” show, and is host and performer on the Musical Encounters TV show and video “The Magic Flute.” She recorded the soundtrack for Kevin Bacon's film “Loverboy.”

A multi-faceted artist, Mimi Stillman has made outstanding contributions as educator, guest speaker, and arts entrepreneur. She has taught masterclasses and performed recitals for the National Flute Association, New England Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Flute Society of Washington, D.C., Texas Flute Society, University of California, Music for All Festival, and other universities and flute societies throughout the United States.  She received an MA in history and is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. A published author on music and history, she is a columnist for Flutewise Magazine (UK).

Orchestrally, Ms. Stillman has performed as substitute flutist in The Philadelphia Orchestra, and has worked with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Wolfgang Sawallisch, André Previn, Kurt Masur, David Zinman, Christoph Eschenbach, Yuri Temirkanov, Marin Alsop, and Robert Spano.

Ms. Stillman’s 2010-2011engagements include recitals and chamber music for Bay Chamber Concerts (ME), Ocean Grove Summer Stars Series (NJ), Music for All Festival, Cabrini College, Rosenbach Museum, Hampton Roads Flute Faire, for the Virginia Arts Festival at the Governor’s School for the Arts, and Dolce Suono Trio engagements for the New York Flute Club, Market Square Concerts, and Bucks County Performing Arts Center, the Young Concert Artists Marathon at New York’s Symphony Space and Dolce Suono Ensemble Presents series in Philadelphia, along with touring engagements.



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