Carla Rees is a British low flutes specialist who has gained an international reputation for her innovative work. She is Artistic Director of rarescale, Director of Tetractys Publishing and International Liaison Chair for the National Flute Association of America. She is Programme Leader for Music at the Open College of the Arts, teaches the flute at Royal Holloway University of London and has a PhD from the Royal College of Music. Carla plays Kingma System flutes, and has had several hundred works written for her. She performs as recitalist and chamber musician, writes articles and reviews for several of the world’s flute magazines and has recorded 13 CDs. www.carlarees.co.uk
Sophie Dufeutrelle is a Flutist, Flute Teacher, Composer, Conductor and founding member of “Pentagônes”, a flute sextet with whom she regularly plays. She has been teaching flute in the National School in Villeurbanne, France since 1981; she is also teacher training advisor for the Superior Conservatories of Music of Paris and Lyon. She is a regular guest artist at flute conventions (France -4 times-, USA/NFA, Norway, Germany, Great Britain/BFS), conservatories in France and Switzerland and Universities (DePauw University in Indiana, Split University in Croatia). She was President of the French Flute Association ‘La Traversière’ from 1986 to 1991, and was the Guest Conductor of ‘Orchestre de Flûtes du Rhône’ for 2007 to 2014.
Japan Jazz Flute Big Band (JJFBB)
JJFBB has been formed by Yuko Hoshi (flutist) since 2015 as the first jazz flute big band in Japan. They play jazz standards and Japanese traditional songs that mixes jazz. JJFBB invited Ms. Ali Ryerson and had concerts and master classes in Tokyo in 2016.
Istanbul Flute Ensemble
The Istanbul Flute Ensemble (IFE) was established in 2015 by Ece Karsal, Ayla Uludere and Sebnem Usen. The ensemble is comprised of these three professors and their students from Mimar Sinan University, Marmara University and Yildiz University. The IFE repertoire covers a wide period of music ranging from Baroque to Modern compositions, including contemporary works from modern Turkish composers. The ensemble has so far performed world premiers of three contemporary Turkish pieces written for the flute chorus at The International Woodwind Festival held in Istanbul in 2016. The Istanbul Flute Ensemble will perform world premiers of modern Turkish compositions at the International Low Flutes Festival.