Our Team

Onorio Zaralli
Founder

Founder of Web Flute Academy, The Babel Flute and Scuola Flautistica Italiana, flutist, professor, writer, composer, innovator. President of The Accademia Flautistica Veneta, Padova.

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Yulia Berry
Founder

Founder of Web Flute Academy, The Babel Flute and New England Flute Institute, flutist, DMA, independent educator, writer, publisher, mobile app/web/e-learning developer.

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Contributors of the Second Edition – September, 2021

Aiva Elsina

Professor of flute at St.Louis School of Milan and International Music School of Milan (Italy) Founder of website for flutists www.funnyflute.com. Author of two books for beginner flutists “Play with fun. Summer edition. Grade 1” and “Five star studies”.

 

Italy

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Bill McBirnie

Bill McBirnie is a highly acclaimed and internationally renowned jazz/Latin flutist. Bill is the author of a book on The Technique and Theory of Improvisation, and his most recent album, The Silent Wish (with Bernie Senensky), was nominated for a 2020 Juno award as “Best Instrumental Album of the Year”. 

 

USA

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Cate Hummel

Dr. Hummel performs as an Altus and Azumi flute artist. She is founder and director of Dr. Cate’s Flute Camp, a day camp for flute students based in the Chicago suburbs. She is Adjunct Professor of Flute at the University of St. Francis and teaches privately both in person and online.

 

USA

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Irina Nekipelova

Irina Nekipelova teaches flute at the Mravinsky St. Petersburg Children's Art School and is the author of the “Young Virtuoso” competition, dedicated to Ernesto Köhler. Awards: a personal award from the Y.Zhorno Charitable Foundation, gratitude and a certificate of honor of the Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg, an honorary badge and an award of the Government of St. Petersburg “For the humanization of the school”.

Russia

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Lea Pearson

Dr. Lea Pearson has been helping musicians find relief from pain and learn effective ways to move and play since 1998. One of the country’s leading Body Mapping Educators, she works with professional and amateur musicians and trains teachers how to use our bodies to make beautiful music.

 

USA

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Ludwig Bohm

Ludwig Böhm is a great-great-grandson of Theobald Böhm (flautist, composer, flute-maker, inventor of the Böhm flute, Munich 1794–1881), who dedicated his life to keep the memory of Theobald alive. He is the President of the Theobald Böhm Archive, the Theobald Böhm Society and the Theobald Böhm Foundation. He is the organizer of the International Theobald Böhm Competition.

 

Germany

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Manuel Carranza Cueto

Peruvian flute player and composer. He has been a member of the most important symphony orchestras in Lima and is currently developing an intense work as a composer whose works have been premiered in Peru, USA, Brazil, Paraguay and Serbia. His compositions are published on the Sheetmusicplus.com portal.

 

Peru

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Marco Gaudino

Neapolitan flutist and researcher, MIUR flute teacher. Author of works: "New hypothesis on the production of sound in the transverse flute" and "Suono Pensando", holds seminars in Italy and abroad. He is the author of software for flute teaching and of a device that optimizes the sound quality of the flute. 

 

Italy

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Maurizio Bignardelli

Maurizio Bignardelli is an internationally recognized author of music research and musical reviews for publishers Ut Orpheus, Zimmermann, Bèrben, and Da Vinci. He has worked with RAI, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, the Lyric Institute of Cagliari, the Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia. Maurizio has recorded 45 solo and chamber CDs and is a flute professor at the "Respighi" Conservatory of Latina.

 

Italy

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Mirella Pantano

Mirella Pantano is a soloist in symphonic and television orchestras, including “La corrida”, “Domenica In”, “Concerto di Natale 2009” and many others. She is the author of countless musical fables, including staged "ANOTHER SKY" and " IL BOSCO PRODIGIOSO ” and producing educational CDs.

 

Italy

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Nicola Rizzo

Author of the book "Jazz Flute Daily Workout" sold all over the world, he holds jazz flute masterclasses at the Conservatories of Chamonix (France) and Lecce. Nicolla is the winner of first prizes in national and international competitions as a soloist and in duo.

 


Italy

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Omar Acosta

Venezuelan flutist, composer, producer, teacher, an award-winning Artist with 7 CDs, based in Madrid since 1998. His work “Solo de Pajarillo” has become one of the most recorded and performed Latin American solo flute pieces worldwide. Omar Acosta is the creator and director of CIARTS, Centro Integral de Artes, in Madrid.

 

Venezuela | Spain

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Sofia de Salis

Internationally recognized Russian-Swiss flutist, Laureate of international competitions. Director of the Giez Festival and the International Competition for Young Performers in Val-de-Travers (Switzerland), professor of "Musik Hug" school. Recording artist at ARS Production: "French Impressions" (2017) and "Shades Of Love" (2019)


Russia / Switzerland

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Vilma Campitelli

Flutist and researcher, teacher at the “U. Giordano ”of Musica di Foggia, sect. of Rodi Garganico, Italy. Author of the first universal work on the flute repertoire written by composers Compendium Musicae Flauta (ed. Smasher)

 

Italy

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Contributors of the First Edition – June, 2021

Aiva Elsina

Professor of flute at St.Louis School of Milan and International Music School of Milan (Italy) Founder of website for flutists www.funnyflute.com. Author of two books for beginner flutists “Play with fun. Summer edition. Grade 1” and “Five star studies”.

 

Italy

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Alan Weiss

Alan Weiss is an acclaimed flutist with extensive international experience as a performer in major orchestras and ensembles, as a collaborator in chamber music with many of the world’s outstanding flutists, as a former teacher at a major university, and flute historian. He is currently the co-owner of VintageFluteShop.com

 

USA

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Amin Kashanchi

Professional flute repair technician in Montreal, Canada, member of the society of band instrument repair technicians in USA (NAPBlRT, The National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians, Inc.).

 

Canada / Iran

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Anton Kushnir

Ukrainian flutist, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Associate Professor, Dean of the Orchestral Faculty of the National Tchaykovsky Academy of Music of Ukraine (Ukrainian National Tchaykovsky Academy of Music, Kiev Conservatory).

 

Ukraine

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Eduardo Tami

Eduardo Tami (Buenos Aires, 1952) is an outstanding Argentine flautist, arranger and composer, specialized in tango and other popular music from his country. Among his many compositions there are two rhapsodies, a quartet for strings and several pieces for flute and piano.

 

Argentina

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Francesca Cescon

Francesca Cescon, flutist and musicologist, is very active in the field of contemporary music as a concert performer and as a lecturer in seminars and conferences organized by institutions of national importance such as SidM and the Saggiatore Musicale.

 

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Manuel Carranza Cueto

Peruvian flute player and composer. He has been a member of the most important symphony orchestras in Lima and is currently developing an intense work as a composer whose works have been premiered in Peru, USA, Brazil, Paraguay and Serbia. His compositions are published on the Sheetmusicplus.com portal.

 

Peru

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Marco Felicioni

Marco Felicioni, flutist, carries out an intense activity in Italy and abroad, performing alongside internationally renowned artists.
Researcher and collector of historical and ethnic flutes for thirty years, he is the author of historical-didactic articles and regularly holds instrumental and musical interpretation courses.

 

Italy

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Marco Gaudino

Neapolitan flutist and researcher, MIUR flute teacher. Author of works: "New hypothesis on the production of sound in the transverse flute" and "Suono Pensando", holds seminars in Italy and abroad. He is the author of software for flute teaching and of a device that optimizes the sound quality of the flute. 

 

Italy

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Marina Vologdina

Flutist, member of the Multiregional Union of Concert Performers, grant winner of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation for series of concerts and lectures. Author of many publications.

 

Russia

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Michael Lynn

Professor of Historical Flutes & Recorders, Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

 

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Natalia Marashova

Laureate of international competitions, director and organizer of educational courses in Europe and Russia, member of the jury of international competitions. She currently lives in Germany and is engaged in teaching and concert activities.

 

Russia / Germany

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Nicola Rizzo

Author of the book "Jazz Flute Daily Workout" sold all over the world, he holds jazz flute masterclasses at the Conservatories of Chamonix (France) and Lecce. Nicolla is the winner of first prizes in national and international competitions as a soloist and in duo.

 

Italy

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Oscar de Manuel

Flamenco flutist and composer, best Flamenco Instrumentalist at the Cante De Las Minas Festival and founder of the world's first flamenco orchestra “OFF Valencia”.

 

Spain

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Sofia de Salis

Internationally recognized Russian-Swiss flutist, Laureate of international competitions. Director of the Giez Festival and the International Competition for Young Performers in Val-de-Travers (Switzerland), professor of "Musik Hug" school. Recording artist at ARS Production: "French Impressions" (2017) and "Shades Of Love" (2019)


Russia / Switzerland

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Vilma Campitelli

Flutist and researcher, teacher at the “U. Giordano ”of Musica di Foggia, sect. of Rodi Garganico, Italy. Author of the first universal work on the flute repertoire written by composers Compendium Musicae Flauta (ed. Smasher)

 

Italy

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Contributors of the Zero Edition – March, 2021

Sofia De Salis

Internationally recognized Russian-Swiss flutist, Laureate of international competitions. Director of the Giez Festival and the International Competition for Young Performers in Val-de-Travers (Switzerland), professor of "Musik Hug" school. Recording artist at ARS Production: "French Impressions" (2017) and "Shades Of Love" (2019)


Russia / Switzerland

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Sergio Pallottelli

Adjunct Professor of Flute - Longy School of Music of Bard College | Boston, MA
Director - Flauti al Castello | Anghiari, Italy
Faculty - Zodiac Music Festival and Academy | Valdeblore, France
Flutist - Aperio Music Ensemble | Houston, TX

USA  / Italy

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Marina Vologdina

Flutist, member of the Multiregional Union of Concert Performers, grant winner of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation for series of concerts and lectures. Author of many publications.

Russia

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Sarah Merrow

Owner of Syrinx Flute Repair, with over 40 years of work experience in the flute industry, now finishing and servicing Emanuel Flutes, exclusively. Author of publications on flute-making and a recognized poet, published in various literary journals, author of two volumes of poetry.

USA

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