Shelter From The Storm
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The virtuoso flutist Catherine Ramirez performs music that is inspirational.

Inspired by the way the composers on this recording dealt with life's troubles by turning to music, flutist Catherine Ramirez decided to perform their music for solo flute in the hope it would be a source of strength for others facing adversity, fear, or frustration. Catherine Ramirez is a virtuoso flutist who has won three top prizes at the Cittą di Padova International Music Competition and first prize in the New York Flute Club Young Artist Competition. She has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician in China, and Italy as well as at prestigious venues in the United States. Committed to bringing music to underserved populations, Ramirez has performed for young people recovering from additions, and for children with autism and developmental disabilities, among others. Her orchestral performances include appearances with the El Paso Opera and El Paso Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. She is a graduate of Occidental College, the Boccherini Music Institute, Queens College, Yale University School of Music, and Rice University and is on the faculty at St. Olaf College and teaches masterclasses at conservatories, colleges and universities in Italy, China, Colombia, and throughout the United States.
Toru Takemitsu, composer
Air for Flute
Catherine Ramirez, flute

Sigfried Karg-Elert, composer
Sonata "Appassionata" in F-Sharp Minor for Flute Alone, Op. 140
Catherine Ramirez, flute

André Jolivet, composer
Cinq Incantations for Solo Flute
Catherine Ramirez, flute

J.S. Bach, composer
Chaconne from Violin Partita in D Minor, BWV1004
Catherine Ramirez, flute

Review to come.