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Biography
Flutist Laura Falzon has featured as soloist during recitals and concerts across Europe, Asia and the USA. A graduate of Columbia University, she studied in England with Royal Academy professor and principal flutist of the London Sinfonietta Sebastian Bell. She also studied with Susan Milan and in the US with Kim McCormick and Julius Baker. Laura Falzon has collaborated with many composers on new works for flute in a variety of combinations, ranging from the conventional flute solo and flute with piano or orchestra, to works with electroacoustics as well as non-western instruments like the zheng, tabla, yoruba drums and tanpura. She has commissioned and premiered many new flute works including Padma Phool by the Anglo-Indian composer John Mayer (mostly known as the founder of Indo-Jazz Fusion and, in the flute world, for his flute Concerto for Sir James Galway), and other composers such as Eddie McGuire, Shirish Korde, Charles Camilleri, Akin Euba, and Geoff Poole.
Described in the London-based Music & Musicians magazine as “an excellent instrumentalist”, her performances include concerto appearances with orchestras and ensembles including London’s Spectrum, St. Martin in the Fields Sinfonia, the British Rasumovsky Quartet and the National Orchestra of Malta. Her recordings have been broadcast on television and radio stations across Europe— Bulgaria, UK, Malta, Germany, France Iceland, Finland - and the US.
The recipient of numerous awards, grants received include ones from The British Arts Council, The Rockefeller Foundation, Cambridge University (UK), Rotary Foundation and Columbia University (US).
Up until 2004 she was based in the UK, previous to which she was co-principal flute with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Malta, then known as the Manoel Theatre Orchestra. As well as a performer, she is also active as a music educator and teaching artist. Laura teaches at her own private studio and at Columbia University. She is a founding member and artistic director of Id-Dinja ensemble and ISSA Sonus ensemble.

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