Austin Flute Society Virtual Flute Festival
April 16 - 17, 2021
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The Austin Flute Society is excited to announce this year's guest artist for our 2021 Virtual Flute Festival, Flutist, Composer and Chamber Music Pioneer,
Performance Today's 2020 Classical Woman of the Year, and described as one of the "Top 35 Female Composers in Classical Music" by critic Anne Midgette of the Washington Post, Valerie Coleman is among the world's most played composers living today. The Boston Globe describes Coleman as a having a “talent for delineating form and emotion with shifts between ingeniously varied instrumental combinations” and The New York Times observes her compositions as “skillfully wrought, buoyant music”. With works that range from flute sonatas that recount the stories of trafficked humans during Middle Passage and orchestral and chamber works based on nomadic Roma tribes, to scherzos about moonshine in the Mississippi Delta region and motifs based from Morse Code, her body of works have been highly regarded as a deeply relevant contribution to modern music. Check out some of her work on her website vcolemanmusic.com or at
We are incredibly excited to have her join us in performance and as a presenter for this year's festival. SAVE THE DATE: April 17, 2021!