Göran Marcusson, flute

Eric Ruple, piano

Monday, February 27 @ 8 pm

RECITAL HALL


PHOTO COURTESY OF HTTP://GORANMARCUSSON.COM

Göran Marcusson burst onto the American flute scene in 1987 when he won First Prize in the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition. In 1992, he earned his Soloist Diploma from the Music Conservatory of Gothenburg. That same year, he won a prize at the Vienna Music Competition. Marcusson’s debut CD, The Swedish Romantic Flute, received rave reviews and has been followed by six more albums. He can also be heard on YouTube and Spotify.

Marcusson has been guest principal flute with the London Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Cadaques, and Gothenburg Opera Orchestra. Currently, he is principal flute with the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra and also maintains a busy international schedule as a soloist, performing in the United States, South America, Asia, and throughout Europe. For the past 17 years, he has joined the family of artists at the Newport Music Festival in Rhode Island. http://goranmarcusson.com

Eric Ruple enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Concerts in the USA include several performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Steinway Hall in New York. He has been a pianist for the Virginia Symphony and Richmond Symphony, and is a regular soloist throughout the region. Recent engagements include performances and festivals in the Philippines and Hong Kong. Ruple is on the roster of international concert pianists of Steinway & Sons. 


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