Flutist Marina Piccinini is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading flute virtuosos. She combines flawless technical command, profound interpretative instincts, and a charismatic stage presence – qualities which make each of her performances a memorable event. Since making her acclaimed debuts in New York’s Town Hall, London’s Southbank Centre, and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Ms. Piccinini has been in demand both as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan. A frequent guest artist in Japan, Ms. Piccinini appeared with noted pianist Mitsuko Uchida in a series of chamber concerts, including Suntory Hall in Tokyo and again in Weill Recital Hall in New York.
Ms. Piccinini has been heard as a guest soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra; Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra; the Hannover Symphony in Germany; and the Cincinnati, New World, Toronto, Vancouver, and Milwaukee symphony orchestras, among others. Ms. Piccinini also performs with great frequency in recitals worldwide, with recent appearances in London’s Wigmore Hall, Los Angeles’ Schoenberg Hall, and Tokyo’s Casals Hall among others.
Ms. Piccinini began her flute studies in Toronto with Jeanne Baxtresser, and received her B.M. and M.M. from the Juilliard School after studying with the late legendary flutist Julius Baker. She has also worked with Aurele Nicolet in Switzerland.