Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough


2013 Saint Rose Flute Day

2013 Saint Rose Flute Day, April 28th 

The 2013 Saint Rose Flute Day is Announced!

The event will take place on Sunday, April 28th from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Guest aritist, Dr. Jan Vinci, Senior Artist in Residence at Skidmore College, will teach a master class to The College of Saint Rose flute students from 1-3 p.m. Regional flute choirs and ensembles will join the Saint Rose Flute Choir in a performace at 3:30 p.m. All events are free and will take place in Picotte Recital Hall at the Massry Center for the Arts. 

The Iridescence flute and harp duo with Jan Vinci, flute Karlinda Caldicott, harp, will perform a full recital on Saturday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will take place in Picotte Recital Hall. 

First Prizewinner of England's International Electric Music Performance Competition, Jan Vinci has performed in Alice Tully, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and Symphony Space and at events such as Blossom Festival, International Computer Music Conference in The Netherlands, Electric Music Festival in England, Killington Music Festival, Chamber Music Conference of the East at Bennington College, New York Flute Club concert series, several National Flute Association Conventions, and as featured artist for flute festivals in New York and Florida. She has performed in Denmark and Ibiza, Spain, as well as at colleges across the USA such as Stanford, Ithaca, Crane, West Florida, Central Oklahoma, and in return engagements at her alma maters. 

American Record Guide praises Ms. Vinci’s solo CD Global FluteScape: Premieres and Rare Gems  (Albany Records) by saying... "This is a fabulous recording.  It is easily one of my favorite flute discs of the year."  Presenting works by Shen, Higdon, Vinci, Thibodeau, Vaughan Williams, Fukushima and more, Ms. Vinci is joined by artists Hugh Sung on piano, Mark Vinci on alto saxophone and Jennifer Higdon on flute. With a chamber music career spanning over 20 years, Ms. Vinci performs with Iridescence - Flute and Harp Duo, which has played venues such as Toledo Museum of Art, Troy Music Hall, Hyde Collection Museum and The Juilliard School. For 10 years with Tritonis, a flute, guitar and cello ensemble, Ms. Vinci performed throughout the USA, commissioned over 20 works, and recorded Five Premieres: Chamber Works With Guitar for Albany Records, for which High Performance review commented “exquisite performers.” Percussia, an ensemble with percussion, received numerous grants from NYSCA, Queens Council on the Arts and Chamber Music America for performance, educational and recording projects, including Percussia: Chamber Music for a New World . Ms. Vinci has performed on the National Public Radio’s program Performance Today. And, as an orchestral musician, she performed with the Albany Symphony, Cleveland Opera Theater and Heidelburg orchestras. 

Dr. Vinci is Senior Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and formerly served on the faculties of Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and Hofstra University. For 15 years, Ms. Vinci has directed and taught master classes at the Skidmore Summer Flute Institute and for over a decade has presented the Skidmore Flute Festival. She served as President of the New York Flute Club. Ms. Vinci holds a D.M.A. from The Juilliard School, an M.M. from Cleveland Institute of Music and a B.M. from Bowling Green State University. Her primary teachers include Julius Baker, Samuel Baron, Maurice Sharp, Judith Bentley and Martha Aarons.