Leone Buyse is the Professor of Flute at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. In 1993 she relinquished her position with the Boston Symphony Orchestra to pursue a more active teaching and solo career after 22 years as an orchestral musician. Acting principal flutist of the BSO during her last three years in Boston, she was invited by Seiji Ozawa to join the orchestra in 1983 as assistant principal flutist and principal flutist of the Boston Pops. Previously she served as assistant principal flutist of the San Francisco Symphony and played solo piccolo and second flute with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
The only American finalist in the 1969 Geneva International Flute Competition, Ms. Buyse has appeared as soloist with l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional in Mexico City, the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops, the San Francisco Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the Xalapa Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the New Hampshire Music Festival, of which she was principal flutist for ten years. She has performed with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players throughout Europe and Japan, with the Tokyo, Juilliard, Brentano, and Muir String Quartets, the Boston Musica Viva, Da Camera of Houston, and in recital with Jessye Norman and Yo-Yo Ma. Ms. Buyse has also been a guest artist on the National Arts Centre Orchestra's chamber series in Ottawa. Summer festival appearances include Aspen, Sarasota, Norfolk, Music Academy of the West, Orcas Island, Domaine Forget (Quebec), Sitka, Maui, Steamboat Springs, Park City (Utah), Panoramic Flutist, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, the Ithaca Flute Institute, Aria International Academy, and Flauti al Castello (Tuscany). With her husband, clarinetist Michael Webster, she performs in the Webster Trio and the Buyse-Webster Duo.
Widely renowned as an educator, Ms. Buyse has taught at the University of Michigan, the New England Conservatory, Boston University, the Tanglewood Music Center, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and as a visiting associate professor at the Eastman School of Music. Her former students hold positions in many major orchestras, including the symphony orchestras of Boston, Cleveland, San Francisco, St. Louis, Houston, and Kansas City, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Colorado Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Florida Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony, the Adelaide Symphony, the Singapore Symphony, and the National Taiwan Symphony. Others are professors at such schools as the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Western Michigan University, and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Ms. Buyse has presented recitals and master classes at universities, conservatories and festivals across the United States, as well as in Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Mexico, Panama, Brazil, Chile, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. She may be heard as solo flutist on numerous recordings of the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and the San Francisco Symphony for the Philips, Deutsche Grammophon, RCA Victor, and Sony Classical labels. Her solo recordings include four Crystal releases: The Sky's the Limit, Rivier Revisited, Dedicated to Barrère, and Dedicated to Barrère, Volume 2. Boston Records released Contrasts, a disc of American music for flute and harp with Boston Symphony principal harpist Ann Hobson Pilot, and CRI issued her recording of two flute concertos by Richard Toensing with the National Symphony of Ukraine. American Vistas, a CD of American works for voice and flute with soprano Mimmi Fulmer, is available on the Albany Records label, which has also released Music of Martin Amlin for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano. Additionally Ms. Buyse has recorded for the Hyperion, Elektra/Nonesuch, Centaur, Equilibrium, Nami, Camerata Tokyo and Danacord labels. As a member of the Webster Trio she has recorded extensively for Crystal and performed at International Clarinet Society conventions in New Orleans, Washington, Tokyo, Vancouver, Austin, and Porto, Portugal.
A native of Ithaca, New York, Ms. Buyse graduated with distinction from the Eastman School of Music, where she was a student of Joseph Mariano. Awarded a Fulbright grant, she subsequently studied in France with Michel Debost, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and Marcel Moyse. Also an accomplished pianist, she served for two years as accompanist at Rampal's summer master classes in Nice, France. An active member of the National Flute Association, she has served on the Board of Directors and as program chair for the 1987 convention in St. Louis. She has been a featured performer at NFA conventions in Boston, New York Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, Columbus, San Diego, Kansas City, Anaheim, Las Vegas, and New Orleans. In 2010 Ms. Buyse received the National Flute Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the flute community worldwide. She maintains a web presence at www.leonebuyse.com.
Michael Hasel has been a member of the Berlin Philharmonic for over 30 years. A versatile musician, he is known and loved as both flautist and conductor.
Born into a musical family, he began playing the piano at the age of five. At the age of fourteen he took his first flute lesson and later studied with Aurèle Nicolet at the Freiburg University of Music, where he also studied piano with Grigory Gruzman and conducting with Francis Travis. Private lessons with conductor Michael Gielen followed, along with numerous masterclasses.
During his early years as principal piccolo of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra (1982-1984), Michael Hasel conducted the Frankfurt Volkshochschule Symphony Orchestra and the German-French Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Following his move to the Berlin Philharmonic in 1984 he became a founding member of the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet (1988) with whom he has performed worldwide and made numerous recordings for CD and television.
He was principal flute of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra for ten years, playing under Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez and James Levine.
In 1994 Michael Hasel was appointed professor of chamber music at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts, where he taught until 1998. Now he imparts his knowledge to a new generation of orchestral musicians in the Berlin Philharmonic Karajan Academy and teaches at international masterclasses and festivals.
He continues to be active as a conductor and has directed numerous performances of works by composers such as George Friedrich Haas, Dan Visconti, Georg Katzer and Horia Surianu.
Renowned ensembles and orchestras conducted by Michael Hasel in Europe, South America, the USA and Japan include Ensemble Modern, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Berlin Philharmonic, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Banatul State Philharmonic Orchestra and the Scharoun Ensemble.
Michael Hasel has conducted at the Salzburg Easter Festival (works by Richard Wagner), the Baden-Baden Easter Festival (a youth production of Mozart's Magic Flute) and the Bach Week Madrid (Christmas Oratorio). His conducting repertoire spans works for small ensemble, symphonic works, oratorio and opera, from baroque to contemporary music.
Angela Jones-Reus is currently Professor of Flute at the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music and Principal Flutist of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra. She is active as a soloist, chamber artist, orchestral player and teacher with appearances throughout the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia and South America.
Among Jones-Reus’ performances are a concert in Carnegie Hall with Jean Pierre Rampal and Julius Baker, a London Debut Recital at St John’s Smith Square, a Japan tour as soloist with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and five performances—stepping in with one day’s notice—of the Jacques Ibert Flute Concerto with the San Remo Symphony Orchestra, Italy.
In 1991 Jones-Reus won the Principal Flute position of the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Germany, where she played until 2000. She performed with this orchestra extensively throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States and South America and can be heard on recordings on over 12 labels including EMI Classics, ECM Records, Koch International and Naxos. Her solo compact disc entitled Mostly French was recorded in Prague with I Virtuosi di Praga for the Koch International label.
Ms. Jones-Reus has been performing as a regular guest with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra since 1999 including seven Carnegie Hall performances, a three week concert tour of Asia (China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan) and concerts in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the London Royal Albert Hall, Salzburg Festspielhaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Chicago Symphony Hall, Lucerne Konzerthaus and Tokyo Suntory Hall. Jones-Reus performed on the Berlin Philharmonie’s latest recording of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, with conductor Sir Simon Rattle for EMI Classics, recorded in Berlin, Germany.
Professor of Flute at the University of Georgia since 2000, Angela Jones-Reus is sought after as a teacher and clinician, receiving invitations in South America and the United States including Rice University, NC School of the Arts and Oberlin Conservatory. Ms. Jones-Reus teaches at the UGA Study Abroad Program in Italy and is a member of The Georgia Woodwind Quintet. Internationally active as chamber musician she has collaborated in many international festivals and concert series, including numerous performances with celebrated chamber music pioneer, Charles Wadsworth (founder of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society). Angela Jones-Reus is the host of FLUTISSIMO!, an advanced Summer Flute Workshop held annually at the University of Georgia.
Jones-Reus holds degrees from the Juilliard School (MM) and the NC School of the Arts (BM) and was the sole recipient of the coveted Fulbright Scholarship to Italy in music.
“…could not have been any more vigorous, in any way more brilliant… a phenomenal talent…”- Frankfurter Rundschau
“…(Jones-Reus) played the [Reinecke Concerto] solo part with sovereign certainty, eminent virtuosity and with a rich, singing tone…” - Stuttgarter Zeitung
Dr. Katherine Emeneth is an enthusiastic performer, collaborator, clinician, pedagogue, and teacher with a passion for outreach and sharing music with new audiences.
Katherine Emeneth’s professional performances include both solo and ensemble appearances with the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Washington-Idaho Symphony Orchestra, Gwinnett Ballet Orchestra, Puget Sound Symphony, University of Washington Baroque Orchestra, Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Conservatorio d’Alessandria Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, and the Bay View Music Festival Orchestra among others. In 2015 she competed in the Gheorghe Dima International Music Competition in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. As one of two Americans selected for the finals of this competition, she competed with some of the world’s top flutists. She has also been a finalist or prize winner in the Atlanta Flute Club’s Young Artist Competition, the Philadelphia Flute Society’s Young Artist Competition, the Byron Hester Young Artist Competition, and the Domey/Gillespie Young Artist Competition. Most recently, Katherine Emeneth completed a performing tour in Germany where she performed cross-disciplinary recitals of solo flute repertoire in ancient churches of small villages.
Katherine Emeneth’s expertise and enthusiasm for rigorous flute pedagogy balances with a style that is engaging and encompassing the whole person. In her studio she creates individual curriculum, organizes studio events that range from guest artist masterclasses to student recitals at local retirement homes, prepares students for local and national flute competitions, designs unique project-based learning for music history, theory, and listening, and provides learning enrichment through authorship of a studio blog.
Katherine Emeneth is a co-founder of a new chamber ensemble called The Kitchen Sync. This ensemble focuses on the hybrid arts and cross-discipline collaborations, specifically chamber music and culinary arts, storytelling, science, world cultures, and technology. The ensemble presents concerts capturing a variety of musical styles from Bach to Hip Hop and incorporates local storytellers, digital artists, opera singers, chefs, and scientists. A strong emphasis of the Kitchen Sync’s mission is to bring unique musical and educational performances to the community.
As a dedicated educator, Katherine Emeneth is a co-founder of the Flutissimo! Summer Flute Workshop at the University of Georgia. She has also created Seattle SummerFlute, a summer workshop for young flute students in Seattle. Katherine has presented workshops at the National Flute Association, Kentucky Flute Festival, Seattle Flute Society, and at colleges and universities. Her workshops on the “The Entrepreneurial Flutist” are the most sought after. She currently serves at the Membership Committee Chair of the National Flute Association.
Additionally, Katherine Emeneth is the creator of the first ever online course for private studio music teachers called the Studio Teacher’s Playbook. She shares her business knowledge, pedagogy ideas, and more in this class specifically for other music educators.
Katherine Emeneth has served on the faculty of the University of Washington. She currently teaches at Georgia Gwinnett College where she was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Teaching Award. Katherine Emeneth holds degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of Washington.
Raised in Vergennes, Vermont, flutist Adam Workman moved to Boston in 1998 to pursue his love of music. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Flute Performance from the Boston University College of Fine Arts where he studied with Marianne Gedigian, Jacques Zoon, and Linda Toote. He also received considerable guidance from Jonathan Landell, Court Gettel, Louis Moyse, Steven Finley, James Walker, and Paula Robison. Adam has appeared in orchestral, chamber, and solo performances throughout the country, and can be heard with the Boston-based Commonwealth Chamber Players and the Fensgate Chamber Players. His solo CD, “Tribute: Past, Present, Future” was released under the Azadmusico label.
Sought after as a teacher and coach, Adam has had students accepted at The Peabody Conservatory, The Yale University School of Music, The Longy School of Music, and The NYU School of Music. Formerly on faculty at the Boston Flute Academy, he has also coached the flutists of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and has taught masterclasses at Boston University College of Fine Arts, Eastman School of Music, Yale School of Music, Peabody Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Georgia Athens, University of Missouri, University of Akron, Hartt School of Music, and The Kennedy School in Berlin, Germany, among others. Adam currently maintains a private studio at Flutistry Boston.
In addition to his artistic pursuits, Adam has held high-level roles at major companies in Boston including ViaCell, Inc, The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Biogen Idec, and was also Director of Classic and Amadeus Flutes at the Wm. S. Haynes Flute Company. With this unique background in both the creative and corporate worlds, Mr. Workman founded Muddy River Creative, an Arts Consulting firm, in 2004 (which later developed into Flutistry Boston). As such, he has made various contributions to the work of Marianne Gedigian, Paula Robison, Steven P. Finley, FluteFX, Charles Villarrubia, The Wm. S. Haynes Flute Company, Yesterday Service Music, The National Flute Association, The University of Texas at Austin, and SonyBMG Records. Adam has proudly served as a member of the Board of Directors for the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition since 2007.
Recognized for his repair skills by the Vermont Guild of Flute Making, Mr. Workman was trained in flute repair by master flutemakers Steven P. Finley (FluteFX and Wm. S. Haynes), Jonathan Landell, Muramatsu Flutes, Lillian Burkart, David and Joel Straubinger and is a Muramatsu & Straubinger Certified Repair Technician.
Wisconsin native, Johnathan Bernhardt began playing the flute at the age of seven. He attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater where he received his Bachelor’s Degree under Dr. Robin Fellows, and completed his Master’s Degree at the Boyer College of Music at Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied with David Cramer of the Philadelphia Orchestra. While at Temple, Johnathan was a member of the New School Woodwind Quintet, the select quintet of the school.
He has performed in numerous masterclasses for distinguished flutists such as Keith Underwood, Molly Barth, Christina Jennings, Jean Ferrandis, Leone Buyse, Walfrid Kujala, Susan Milan, Marina Piccinini, Renee Krimsier, Amy Porter, Trudy Kane and many others. In addition to these, he has played in chamber music coachings with the Borealis Wind Quintet and The Claremont Trio. Johnathan has performed at The Panoramic Flutist, the Ithaca Flute Institute, Walfrid Kujala's Master Classes in Flute and Piccolo, and Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound Workshop.
In 2010, Johnathan was invited to perform a solo recital for the Rockford Flute Club in Illinois. That same year, he won the Whitewater Concerto Competition, performing Frank Martin's Ballade with the Whitewater Chamber Orchestra. In 2012, he was a finalist in the Neale-Silva Young Artists Competition.
Johnathan was twice awarded the generous Dahle Family Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship given to a student who excels in their artistic medium while upholding an outstanding academic record. Other scholarships include the Roxa Pritchett Music Scholarship and the Herb Kohl Initiative Scholarship.
Johnathan joined the Flutistry Boston team in September 2014.