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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.
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 received her Performer’s Certificate Diploma and Bachelor of Music degree at the SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Music with Dr. Tara Helen O’Connor in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
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.
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 curates the Purchase Flute Studio’s annual FLUTES PLUGGED concerts that are dedicated to contemporary works for flute and electronics. The concerts are presented both at the Conservatory of Music and the Neuberger Museum of Art.
Grace is a 2018 grant recipient from the Friends of Flute Foundation, and 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 and Charleston Music Society. 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, and Royce Hall in Los Angeles. Most recently in the summer of 2018, she performed as Associate Principal Flute in Miami Music Festival’s cornerstone Wagner Institute residency in New World Center. In June of 2018 she performed with the American Modern Orchestra specializing in contemporary works, and world premieres for orchestra. Among the highlights was the North American Premier of Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s Mirror II, a staging project of conductor Alan Pierson. 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. She was a member of the esteemed National Honor Orchestra of America from 2012-2014.
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 as the Director of Artistic Operations coordinating the festival 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 she is additionally the Graduate Teaching Assistant of Flute, GA to the Coordinator of Classical Division, and GA to Music Administration at SUNY Purchase College. She also serves 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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