Eva Amsler, flute

Sunday, October 5, 2014 – 1:45 pm – Expo venue, Grand-Champ


  • Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) • Sonatine (1922) for flute and piano
    • Tendre – Souple – Clair
  • Charles DeLaney (1925 – 2006)  • Hymn of Pan (1949) for solo flute
  • Jennifer Higdon (*1962) • Blue Hills for flute and piano
  • Elizabeth Brown (*1953)   •  Arcana  (2004) for flute and recorded sound
  • Albert Roussel (1869 – 1937)  • Joueurs de flutes op 27 (1924) for flute and piano
    • Pan – Titrye – Krishna – Monsieur de la Pejaudie

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Eva Amsler, flûte

After 20 years of orchestra playing in St Gallen, Switzerland and serving on the faculty of the Vorarlberg State Conservatory of Music in Feldkirch, Austria, Eva Amsler is since 2001 Professor of Flute at Florida State University.

As pioneer on authentic interpretation of Baroque Music on modern flute and advocate of New Music she enjoys a worldwide career as a performer and teacher. Eva Amsler tours and performs with The Dorian Consort and Shalev Ad-El, harpsichord. She loves all sorts of Chamber settings enjoys being a soloist and is Principal Flutist in the Tallahassee Symphony orchestra.  She has appeared at concert venues internationally, including Carnegie Hall, and Phillips Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Belk Theatre in Charlotte during the NFA Convention 2011 and most recently at the Musikhochschule Freiburg im Breisgau at the German Flute fest. She also regularly holds master classes in Europe, the United States, South America, and Asia. Her CD recordings have been released on the ‘ambitus’ and Cavalli labels

As founder and president of the European Flute Association “syrinx” (Society for Sponsorship and continuing Education of Flutists) she is responsible for programming the yearly Flötenfest.  With Traverso Colore she is, together with FSU Alumni, enjoying Baroque flute performances and educational events.

She served on the board of the Florida Flute Association is a member of the NFA Career and Artistic development Committee and was Chair of the Myrna Brown Society. She has hosted Flute Festivals at Florida State University, including “Different Generations”, “Flute – Health and Healing from the Americas”, “Baroque Day”, “Wood Wind Days” and more.

Amsler’s teachers include Günter Rumpel, Aurèle Nicolet and André Jaunet. Among her former students is Karl-Heinz Schütz, principal flutist at the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jeanne Mikitka, piano

Jeanne Mikitka is an Ukrainian pianist living and teaching in Austria. Born to a family of musicians, she attended the music school at the Lemberg Conservatory, subsequently majoring in piano performance with Prof. Maria Krych in Lemberg and under Prof. Alexander Satz at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. She has earned prizes in numerous international competitions, included among them are the Lyssenko Competition in Kiev (1990) and the Bach Competition in Leipzig (1992).
In 1996, she received the Bösendorfer Scholarship. Already during her studies, Jeanne Mikitka was an accompanist at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, working with Mathias Maurer (viola), Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Tibor Varga (violin) and Silvia Marcovici (violin). In the course of her extensive concert activities, she performed nationally and internationally as a soloist in various chamber music formations and as a partner of singers. Jeanne Mikitka is a professor at the Feldkirch State Conservatory as well as an accompanying pianist at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, working with Prof. Boris Kuschnir (violin), Prof. Ida Bieler (violin) and Prof. Vahid Khadem-Missag (violin).
Since 2001 Jeanne Mikitka teaches piano at the Conservatory Feldkirch and works as an accompanist at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in the class of Prof. Boris Kuschnir (violine). She has made radio and TV appearances and recorded several CDs, amongst others “Mirror for two” and cello sonatas by J. Brahms and S. Rachmaninov with the cellist Friedrich Kleinhapl. In 2006 her recording of 3 piano concertos by J.S. Bach with the chamber orchestra “Academia Lemberg” was released followed by „Méditation nocturne“ one year later.
Jeanne Mikitka has performed extensively at home and abroad as a soloist, in different chamber music formations and as a singers’ accompanist in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia and the Ukraine.