our 2016 festival had students from over 20 countries
and ranging in age from 9 to 67 years old!
On behalf of Sir James, Lady Galway and the entire Galway Flute Festival Team, we want to thank you for an amazing 27th Annual Galway Flute Festival! We truly could not provide students with this wonderful experience every year if it was not for every person involved in every way.
The Festival opened with a Gala Benefit Concert given by Sir James, featuring Lady Galway and Catherine Rechsteiner at Stella Matutina. We were honored to have Rita D'Arcangelo, Anna Garzuly-Wahlgren, Philipp Jundt, Stefan Keller, Francesco Loi, Nicola Mazzanti, Marina Piccinini, Julie Stewart-Lafin, Szabolcs Szilágyi and Matej Zupan as our distinguished Guest Artists this year. The Festival closed with a celebratory Grand Finale concert given by all participants representing over 20 countries!
We look forward to seeing all of you next year and making new friends at the 28th Annual Galway Flute Festival!
Held in the beautiful lakeside town of Weggis, Switzerland this 10 day Festival offers flutists of all abilities the chance to participate in a wonderfully supportive environment with the Master and other world renowned artists.
Each day begins with warm-ups led by Sir James, focusing on tone production and technique. The day continues with masterclasses given by Sir James and Lady Galway, along with Guest Artists' workshops on orchestral excerpts, chamber music, improvisation, piccolo, low flutes, contemporary techniques and more. Evenings are filled with concerts by the world's leading flutists and an Opening Gala Concert with Sir James and Lady Galway.
This year's theme "Putting it All Together" will help you connect what you are learning in each class and apply it to your performances to make them truly outstanding. These techniques have been acquired over Sir James' formative and illustrious career and helped make him the player he is today.
All classes are open to all students to observe.
We invite you to join us for an inspiring week filled with picturesque sights and sounds!
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