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Tue apr 17
7:00 pm

Student Recital: Austin Brown, flute

Alumni Concert Hall, College of Fine Arts
5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213


Austin Brown, flute, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Flute Performance
Vahan Sargsyan, piano
Alberto Almarza, studio teach


Grovlez: Romance et Scherzo
Ran: East Wind for Solo fFute
Liebermann: Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 23
Taktakishvili: Sonata for Flute and Piano in C Major
Mozart: Andante in C Major, K. 315
Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14

COST: Free and open to the public


Austin Brown is a Pittsburgh-based flutist and educator. Austin has made a name for himself as both a soloist and orchestral musician. Recently, he won the Second Prize in the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia’s Young Artist Competition, and was a quarter finalist in the most recent National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition. He has also been named a winner of the Carnegie Mellon University Baroque Ensemble Competition and performs as soloist regularly with the ensemble. As an orchestral musician, Austin plays regularly with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. He has also been in residence at such prestigious music festivals as the Brevard Music Center and the Eastern Music Festival.

Austin is also very passionate about teaching and is a current faculty member at the Pittsburgh Flute Academy. At the Academy, Austin frequently gives masterclasses and lectures, co-directs the middle and high school flute choirs, and maintains a small private studio. Austin continues his own studies at Carnegie Mellon University under the tutelage of Alberto Almarza. He also completed two years of study with Trevor Wye. Austin is eternally grateful for the instruction and continued mentorship of Lorna McGhee, Jeanne Baxtresser, Vahan Sargsyan, and Wendy Kumer.  Austin will be continuing his studies as a Master's student at the Colburn School starting in the Fall.