Chamber music series presents flute and piano

Published 4:38 am Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Longwood University Chamber Music Series will present a concert by the Pivetta Duo, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Monday at 7:30 p.m. The program in Wygal Auditorium is free and open to the public; doors open at 7 p.m.

The award-winning Pivetta Duo is a husband-and-wife, flute-and-piano duo dedicated to involving audiences of all ages with their energetic and imaginative programming. 

Hailed for her exceptional technical skill, musicality, and deep interpretational understanding, flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta enjoys a diverse career as a soloist, chamber artist, orchestral player and teacher. 

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A winner in the 1999 Concert Artists Guild Competition, she has also taken top honors in such competitions as the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition and the Flute Talk Competition. She is principal flutist of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and the flute instructor at Salem College. 

Federico Pivetta is a versatile pianist with mastery of both classical and jazz styles. In addition to recital tours with his wife and saxophonist James Houlik, Pivetta has worked with such notable jazz artists as Reggie Workman, Al Jarreau and Arturo Sandoval. He maintains an active schedule as a freelance performer and teacher.

The Pivetta Duo has recorded a disc of classical music for flute and piano entitled “Passion and Romance,” which received critical acclaim in the American Record Guide. Performance highlights for the Duo include the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, Community Concert Showcases in New York City and Charlotte, recitals in Northern Italy and an extensive tour performing in 75 cities nationwide.

Sponsored by the Department of Music at Longwood University, the Chamber Music Series presents four concerts each year.  For more information about this concert or to become a Series Patron call the Longwood University Department of Music, (434) 395-2495.