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New York based flutist, Grace Law is a compelling and versatile performer. Having worked with leading musicians, composers, and conductors in contemporary music as well as performing extensively as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician - the 2017 FLUTISSIMO! Young Artist Grand Prize Winner recently appeared with American Modern Ensemble in a series of New York City premieres.
Grace is a 2018 grant recipient from the Friends of Flute Foundation, her personal accomplishments include winning the 1st Grand Prize from the FLUTISSIMO! Young Artist Competition, the Purchase Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and additional prizes from the South Carolina Flute Society, Charleston Music Society, and South Carolina Music Educators Association. Additionally, Grace has performed for renowned flutists such as; Jeanne Baxtresser, Robert Langevin, Marianne Gedigian, Michael Hasel, Ransom Wilson, Bonita Boyd, Lorna McGhee, Keith Underwood, Benjamin Smolen, Mimi Stillman, Angela Jones-Reus, Christina Smith, and Mercedes Smith.
Grace’s orchestral performances have taken her to venues such as the New World Center, The DiMenna Center, Arthur Zankel Music Center, Hilbert Circle Theatre, and Royce Hall in Los Angeles. In 2018 Grace performed as Associate Principal Flute in Miami Music Festival’s Wagner Institute residency in New World Center, and was invited to perform Associate Principal Flute with the Prague Summer Nights Festival in Czechia. Also in 2018, she performed with the American Modern Orchestra, specializing in contemporary works and world premieres for orchestra. She is an alumna of numerous summer festivals including; Miami Music Festival, Mostly Modern Festival, Idyllwild Arts Symphony and Chamber Music Festival, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, FLUTISSIMO Workshop, and the Baylor Flute Seminar. From 2012-2014 she was member of the esteemed National Honor Orchestra of America.
As a contemporary artist, Grace has premiered over 20 new works for solo flute and mixed ensembles - with an emphasis on electronic manipulation. These works were premiered through personal commissions, orchestral performances, and the Purchase College New Music Project. Grace also curated Purchase College Flute Studio’s annual FLUTES PLUGGED concerts, these concerts are dedicated to literacy in contemporary works with electronics. The concerts are presented both at the Conservatory of Music and the Neuberger Museum of Art. An active 21st century flutist, Grace will be the 2019 Flute Fellow in the Composer’s Conference Contemporary Performance Institute under the direction of Fred Sherry this July and August.
In the Fall of 2019 Grace will begin her Master of Music studies at the University of Colorado Boulder under Christina Jennings, and a graduate fellowship in the Entrepreneurship Center for Music with Dr. Jeffrey Nytch. She holds a Performer’s Certificate Diploma and Bachelor of Music degree from the SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Music where she under Dr. Tara Helen O’Connor.
Her studies at Purchase have led her to make her solo debut with the Purchase Symphony Orchestra, performing Frank Martin’s Ballade in 2018. With the Purchase Symphony Grace recorded Robert Ward’s opera The Crucible, in project with the Purchase Opera and Albany Records. She also performs with the Camerata Baroque Orchestra, and New Music and Sinfonietta Ensembles within the conservatory.
Grace is passionate about expanding modern music repertoire in and outside of concert. After performing and assisting at the Mostly Modern Festival in its inaugural season, Grace began working with Mostly Modern and American Modern Ensemble in 2018. For the 2019 season, Grace will be joining the Mostly Modern staff running Artistic Operations located in Saratoga Springs, NY. In New York City, Grace also works with American Modern Recordings, and Lumiere Records. Her work in artistic planning includes web design, media marketing, production management, and archival projects. While pursuing her studies at SUNY Purchase College she was the Graduate Teaching Assistant of Flute, GA to the Coordinator of Classical Division, and GA to Music Administration . She also served as the Orchestra Manager, Librarian, and Production Assistant for the Purchase Symphony.
As a logical creator Grace curates, designs, and maintains a series of musical arts related websites - on a variety of web platforms. Her perception of the musical arts as a collective accompanies her work in graphic design, media marketing, and artistic planning.
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