Flutist Cather­ine Win­ters to per­form at mu­seum

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Ginny Ack­er­son

The Springville Arts Com­mis­sion is ex­cited to present flutist Cather­ine Win­ters in a per­for­mance on Sun­day, Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the Springville Mu­seum of Art as part of the mu­seum’s Sun­day Con­cert Se­ries. This pro­gram is free to the pub­lic.

Cather­ine Win­ters is the high­est-ranked young flutist in the United States. At age 18, she was se­lected as one of 15 quar­ter­fi­nal­ists to com­pete in the Na­tional Flute As­so­ci­a­tion’s Young Artist com­pe­ti­tion (ages 18-30) in Chicago. In 2013, Cather­ine won first place in the Na­tional Flute As­so­ci­a­tion’s High School Soloist Com­pe­ti­tion. She has won three other na­tional com­pe­ti­tions as well: the MTNA Se­nior Wood­wind Per­for­mance Com­pe­ti­tion (2012), the MTNA Ju­nior Wood­wind Per­for­mance Com­pe­ti­tion (2009), and the Still­man-Kelly com­pe­ti­tion (2011) spon­sored by the Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Mu­sic Clubs. She has soloed three times with the Utah Sym­phony, most re­cently as the guest artist on the 2014 All-Star con­cert, as well as twice with the Utah Val­ley Sym­phony and once with the Amer­i­can Fork Sym­phony.

Win­ters has won first place in the Utah State Fair Com­pe­ti­tion, is a three-time win­ner of the UMTA Con­certo Com­pe­ti­tion and a mul­ti­ple first place win­ner in Utah Flute As­so­ci­a­tion’s sonata and con­certo com­pe­ti­tions. She also sings with the renowned BYU Singers, writes po­etry and plays the pi­ano. She cur­rently at­tends Brigham Young Univer­sity and stud­ies with Dr. April Clay­ton.

Win­ters has pre­vi­ously per­formed in the Sun­day Con­cert Se­ries with Rex Kocher­hans and is re­turn­ing as a fea­tured artist.

On March 20, the Sun­day Con­cert Se­ries will fea­ture a won­der­fully tal­ented fam­ily. The Five Strings are a vi­olin group made up of five sib­lings from St. Ge­orge. Their au­di­ences are amazed at the va­ri­ety of mu­sic they play at such a young age, with mem­bers rang­ing from 6 to 16 years old. In ad­di­tion to vi­olin, the group fea­tures man­dolin, gui­tar, pi­ano and ukulele as well as singing and danc­ing. The group has re­cently re­turned to Utah from Nashville, Tenn., where its mem­bers were un­der in­struc­tion of some of the top mu­sic and dance teach­ers.

The Five Strings have per­formed for a va­ri­ety of au­di­ences all over the world. A few of their fa­vorite venues in­clude Branson, Mo.; the Tuac­ahn Am­phithe­ater; Nashville, Tenn.; and the top re­sorts through­out the is­lands of Hawaii. In 2013, they re­leased their first al­bum, and they just re­leased their se­cond. The Five Strings’ love of mu­sic shows from the se­cond they raise their bows.

Cather­ine Win­ters

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