From: MA, United States
Genre: Classical, chamber music
Flutist Julie Scolnik’s tonal enchantment and exquisite communicative gifts have captivated audiences across the United States and abroad. The Boston Globe has written that "she plays with an urgency full of fire that melts into disarming delicacy," and French critics have praised "her vast palette of sultry colors and magical phrasing." Scolnik has enjoyed a diverse musical career as a soloist, orchestral flutist, and chamber musician. As a guest flutist at festivals across the U.S. and France, Ms. Scolnik has collaborated with countless world-class artists and chamber groups that include the Brentano, Lydian and Borromeo String Quartets. She is an active soloist in the U.S. and in France she offers an annual fall recital at the Salle Cortot in Paris and in festivals of Provence during the summer.
The 2010-2011 season marks Ms Scolnik's fourteenth year as artistic director of Andover Chamber Music, a series which has brought her accolades for her imaginative programming and for the personal connection she establishes with her audiences. In earlier years, Ms. Scolnik performed as principal flute with many of Boston's leading orchestras including Emmanuel Music, The Boston Ballet, and Lyric Opera, and toured and recorded with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Scolnik is a frequent featured guest on Boston's WGBH radio, having made over three dozen radio appearances. She lives in Andover, Massachusetts, with her husband, physicist Michael Brower, and two children, Sophie and Sasha, also musicians.