Flutist Catherine Winters to perform at museum
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.