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Indiana State flutist invited to international masterclass

May 15, 2017

Indiana State University sophomore music performance student Ricardo Gil has been invited to participate in the 2017 Galway Flute Festival July 21-30 in Weggis, Switzerland.

Gil is one of 100 flute students from around the world selected for this festival and is the youngest of eight students selected to perform in the Sir James Galway masterclass. He is being sponsored by Straubinger Flutes Inc. to participate in the festival this summer.

The Galway Flute Festival is a 10-day festival held annually in Weggis, Switzerland. This festival offers flutists of all abilities the chance to participate in masterclasses and in guest artist workshops. The evenings include concerts by the world's leading flutists. Some of the guest artists planning to perform are Kersten McCall, the principal flutist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Nicola Mazzanti, piccolo master. Sir James and Lady Galway will also be giving masterclasses for the students.

Gil, a School of Music student from the Dominican Republic, just completed his sophomore year as a flute performance major at Indiana State. During his time at State, Gil has earned several honors including twice being selected for the President's Honor Recital and was a winner for the 2016 Paul W. Hagan Concerto/Aria Competition.

Gil performed a Mozart concerto with the Indiana State University Symphony Orchestra in fall 2016. In October 2016, he was the Indiana winner of the MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Competition and progressed to the East Central Division. In March of 2017, Gil was one of three winners selected for the William Bennett masterclass in Indianapolis.

On the national level, he was selected by audition to participate in the National Flute Association 2016 Collegiate Flute Choir.

Academic awards at Indiana State include a freshman honor certificate from Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society, and the Outstanding Underclassman Award for Musical Excellence from the Wind Orchestra. He was also recognized by the university for academic excellence in 2015-16.

Gil has studied flute under Luis Ruiz, Joyce Wilson and Claudio Barile, principal flutist of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic. His career goals include orchestral and solo performance and completion of the MM in flute performance.

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Media Contact: Libby Roerig, director of communications and media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or libby.roerig@indstate.edu

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Indiana State University sophomore music performance student Ricardo Gil is one of 100 flute students from around the world selected for this festival and is the youngest of eight students selected to perform in the Sir James Galway masterclass.

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