On Saturday, October 15th, we were delighted to welcome back international flute soloist Susan Hoeppner for a flute masterclass featuring VCM students Hyein Ji, Thomas Law, Thomas Bauer and Tina Webber. We were treated to wonderful performances of Sonata for flute and piano by Taktakishvili, Concerto in G Major by Mozart, Concerto for flute (violin) by Khachaturian, and Sixième solo de concert by Demersseman. As always, it was a real treat to hear Susan work with our students and to witness real transformations in their playing. Her powerful sound is mesmerizing and infectious and her attention to detail and nuance really encouraged the players to reach even further in their musical interpretations. After the flute masterclass, performers and audience members left feeling inspired and ready to hit the practice room and concert stage with renewed enthusiasm. A very big thank you to Susan for a fabulous class!
Appreciated for being a “born soloist” (Toronto Globe & Mail), where “one can almost hear the words in her flute song” (Washington Post), Canadian flutist Susan Hoeppner is highly regarded for her flawless lyricism, dazzling virtuosity and “no holds barred” approach to performing. She is an established international soloist and chamber musician, and her appearances include prestigious venues spanning the continents of North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
An esteemed mentor herself, Susan is on faculty at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School and the University of Toronto. Each summer she joins the international music faculty at Le Domaine Forget in Charlevoix, Québec to teach and perform.