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Named the "Musician of the Year for 2018" by the Well-Tempered Ear, Serbian flutist Dr. Iva Ugrčić is one of the most exciting and adventurous young flutists in the international pantheon. Described as “a natural star on her instrument,” Iva has been featured as a solo artist as well as a chamber and orchestral musician at numerous music festivals and concerts, performing throughout Europe and North America. Additionally, she has performed and recorded with numerous jazz, blues, and alternative music ensembles. A fearless musician, she is enthusiastic about music of all styles and nationalities.
Dr. Ugrčić is a musician who has worn many hats throughout her professional career: flutist, educator, activist, executive and artistic director, entrepreneur, freelance musician and recording artist, among others. After completing her studies in Belgrade and Paris, Iva moved to the USA to finish her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at UW-Madison as a recipient of a prestigious Collins Fellowship. Since then, Iva won the Irving ShainCompetition, multiple concerto competitions, and received the James Smith Orchestra Award for excellence and leadership. Additionally, she won the C.R.E.A.T.E. Project Competition at the 46th National Flute Association (NFA) Convention, was awarded First Prize award from The American Prize, Second Prize at the UW Arts Business Competition, Silver Medal at the International Vienna Competition, and was a finalist for the Pro Musicis International Award in NYC.
Dr. Ugrcic currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Rural Musicians Forum, is a member of the Career & Artistic Development Committee of the NFA and holds the position of Board Liaison & Strategic Initiatives role at Overture Center for the Arts, the largest nonprofit performing arts center in Wisconsin. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Ugrčić is the Founder & CEO/Artistic Director of LunART, an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to continue to support, inspire, promote, and celebrate women in the arts through public performances, exhibitions, workshops, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
A native of Japan, Satoko Hayami is an active collaborative and solo pianist, also performing on harpsichord and toy piano. A versatile artist, Satoko has performed and taught piano chamber music and accompanied instrumental and vocal repertoire all over the world, most notably, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Canada, as well as throughout the United States. A passionate performer of new music, she co-founded Sound Out Loud Collective, a contemporary chamber ensemble, which won the first prize in Chamber Music Performance, American Award in 2018. She is on the piano faculty at Beloit College and serves local communities in Madison through her community engagement projects, and was a Public Humanities Exchange Scholar at UW-Madison Center for the Humanities. Satoko holds a master's degrees in Collaborative Piano from Rice University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. She was awarded a Paul Collins Fellowship and is pursuing a DMA at UW-Madison under the mentorship of Professor Martha Fischer.
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Karl Reinecke: Flute Sonata Op. 167 "UNDINE"
II Intermezzo. Allegretto vivace
III Andante tranquillo
IV Finale. Allegro molto agitato ed appassionato, quasi Presto
André Jolivet: Chant de Linos
Valerie Coleman: Fanmi Imen