Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Eva-Nina Kozmus wins Eurovision with Ibert Concerto

Dear Flutists,

A 16 year old Slovenian flutist, Eva-Nina Kozmus won the grande prize at the Eurovision Young Musician's Contest this past week.
You can watch her perform the Ibert Concerto 3rd mvmt. as well as interviews, and whole competition here:

Ibert III played by Eva-Nina Kozmus (go to 35:00 min.)

Dedicated to Art: an interview with Eva-Nina Kozmus (English)

Eurovision Finals (whole concert - let whole film load while you do other things, then come back to allow slider to move forward to where you wish to watch).

I'm so glad that flutists can actually win these competitions, and it's so great to watch! (off-set embouchure too!)
Now we just need some more works like this that really thrill audiences!! More concerti for flute, PLEASE, you exciting composers out there!

Comments (3)
Blogger jen said...

Comment received from: refurbman

Listening to Kozmus I thought I had died and gone to heaven. What an astounding performance.
I just started the flute 3 months ago and do play it fairly well but at my age (83) my fingers will never move that fast nor will I sound that beautiful ... but ... I won't quit trying.
Thank you, Miss Jennifer!
Jen replies: go man go! :>)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 3:07:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is phenomenal flutist, has a great attitude, and has a very bright future! What is the make and model of flute is she playing?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 4:58:00 PM

Blogger jen said...

To find out what kind of flute a person plays you'd have to email them. You can't see it clearly on the video.
Also, it doesn't matter really what make or model they play, since each player sounds like themselves regardless of what brand of flute they are playing.

Check out the 16 flutes of James Galway. (use the search box below and put in the number 16.)

In general:
One can't obtain a particular flute hoping to make it sound like a particular player.
That's been proven many times over the decades.
Best, J.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 6:15:00 PM


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