The Magic Flute
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The phenomenal young flutist Tia Roper gives virtuoso performances of music that emphasizes the flute's virtuosity.

This recording features the bird-like and zephyr quality of the flute in works of virtuosity and lyricism, but also highlights extended techniques, 21st century nuances, and contemporary lyrical styles, bringing to light the complete and modern capabilities of the instrument. Distinguished soloist, Dr. Tia Roper, was the grand prizewinner of the 2004-05 Artists International Debut Recital Award as well as a winner of the New York Flute Club Competition. She has served as principal flutist of the New York String Orchestra, the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra and the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra and has performed as a soloist with the Queens Symphony Orchestra. She has given numerous concert performances in Russia, Switzerland, the Barbados, Japan, Venezuela and throughout the United States. She studied at the Manhattan School of Music and Boston University, and obtained her D.M.A. from Rutgers University. She serves on the faculty of the Bloomingdale School of Music and the Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts. Her collaborator, pianist Mitchell Vines, enjoys an active performing career in Europe, South America, Asia and the United States. A graduate of Portland State University and Eastman, Vines is music and choir director of the Unitarian Church in Summit, New Jersey and Temple Israel in New York City.
Ransom Wilson, composer
Carmen Fantasy
Tia Roper, flute, Mitchell Vines, piano

Gary Schocker, composer
Tia Roper, flute, Mitchell Vines, piano

Friedrich Kuhlau, composer
Fantasia in D major for Solo Flute
Tia Roper, flute, Mitchell Vines, piano

Johann Joachim Quantz, composer
Sonata in B flat Major
Tia Roper, flute, Mitchell Vines, piano

Ian Clarke, composer
Orange Dawn
Tia Roper, flute, Mitchell Vines, piano

Theobald Boehm, composer
Grand Polonaise, Op. 16
Tia Roper, flute, Mitchell Vines, piano

Mike Mower, composer
Opus di Jazz
Tia Roper, flute, Mitchell Vines, piano

“Roper is a terrific flutist whose playing is polished and technique is solid.” (American Record Guide)