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Name: Prema G. Kesselman
Skills: Player, Soloist, Teacher (Flute, Piano)
Phone: USA: +1 (856) 429 3935 UK: +44 (0)79 6264 2047
Address: United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Flutist Prema Kesselman is an active soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, performing throughout the USA, Canada and UK. She presented a highly successful New York solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 2005, which included two pieces composed specifically for her. The New York Concert Review wrote “Ms. Kesselman handled it all with assurance and a cool and focused tone…rock solid and note perfect…limpid and beautiful…a fluid and tight-ensembled performance. The final chord brought a standing ovation and an encore.” Ms. Kesselman, born in New York, began her serious musical training in Los Angeles, California, where she attended the Colburn School of Performing Arts. Since her concerto debut at the age of 15, she soloed with the Colburn Chamber Orchestra, Herbert Zipper Orchestra, Orchestra da Camera and the Temple University Symphony Orchestra. She has garnered prizes and awards from the Artists International Presentations, Inc., National Flute Association H.S. Soloist Competition, International Music & Dance Association of Canada-Annual Music Competition, Fé Bland Foundation, Myrna W. Brown Young Artist Competition, MTNA National Woodwind Competition, National Arts Association and the Young Musicians Foundation-Beverly Hills, CA. Her performances have been broadcast on Los Angeles’s KUSC 91.5 FM “Sundays at Four” and on WorldSpace digital satellite radio network throughout four continents. In addition, she performed in the Aspen Music Festival and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and in the following prestigious venues: Academy of Music, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Herbert Zipper Concert Hall, Kimmel Center, Sai Kulwant Hall-Prashanti Nilayam, Sydney Opera House, and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Ms. Kesselman graduated from Temple University-Boyer College of Music in Philadelphia, PA, with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, Summa Cum Laude, where she studied flute with David Cramer. Previously, she studied with Nadine Asin, Peter Lloyd, and Catherine Ransom, and has performed under the baton of Daniel Hege, Daniel Lewis, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leonard Slatkin, and David Zinman, to name a few. Ms. Kesselman was previously Guest 2nd Flute with the Haddonfield Symphony and substitute flute with the New World Symphony. In the 2004-2005 season, she was presented as a guest artist in a solo recital sponsored by the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia and performed in South India with the Universal Symphony Orchestra, comprised of eminent musicians from all over the world. She is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Flute Performance Studies at the Trinity College of Music, where she is studying flute with Wissam Boustany. Ms. Kesselman is sponsored the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program, which is one of the largest, most competitive scholarships available in the performing arts in the USA.



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