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Molly Barth: New American Flute Music




The award-winning flautist brings a multifaceted programme of contemporary US and Latin American solo works to London, including several works written for and dedicated to her.


  • Michael Fiday, Jim and John
  • Frederic Rzewski, Mollitude
  • Omar Acosta, Solo de Pajarillo
  • John Liberatore, Gilded Tree
  • John Fonville, Music for Sarah
  • Shulamit Ran, East Wind
  • Aaron Holloway Nahum, Forever Fleeing Earth’s Pull

Flautist Molly BarthDescribed as "ferociously talented" (The Oregonian) and "an exemplary performer" (The Log Journal), Grammy-Award winning flautist Molly Barth specialises in the music of today. In demand as a soloist, clinician, and adjudicator, Molly has visited esteemed venues throughout the world. She recently released her first solo album on the Albany label, titled Vento Appassionato.” Todd Gorman of the American Record Guide wrote “Barth is a rock-solid player who knows this music inside and out…. Barth puts across all her selections with spirit and imagination.”

As a founding member of the new music sextet Eighth Blackbird, Molly won the 2007 “Best Chamber Music Performance” Grammy Award, recorded with Cedille Records, and was granted the 2000 Naumburg Chamber Music Award and first prize at the 1998 Concert Artists Guild Competition. As co-founder of the Beta Collide New Music Project, Molly collaborated with individuals from a broad spectrum of disciplines and recorded with Innova Records.

Molly is currently involved with two further ensembles: Duo Damiana, with Dieter Hennings, is focused on broadening the cutting-edge body of repertoire for flute and guitar, and the Zohn Collective, a new music initiative, brings together a core ensemble of musicians with deep musical ties for recording and performance projects throughout the world and was recently featured on the Naxos Oberlin label.

Molly is Assistant Professor of Flute at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University. Formerly Associate Flute Professor at the University of Oregon, she has also taught at Willamette University and held residencies at the University of Chicago and the University of Richmond. She is a graduate of the Oberlin College - Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory, and Northwestern University. Molly is a Burkart Artist.

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7.00pm - 8.30pmFriday 29th November 2019

Performance Space College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

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