Sat. 25 February 2017, 10:00 – 17:00
£65 Early bird until 1 Jan 2017
St. Michael’s Church Hall
160a Gloucester Road
Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8NT
Description: If you’ve always wanted to tap into a beautifully resonant flute tone but are not sure how, then this flute workshop is for you! Come visit Bristol (it’s been recently voted the best place to live in the UK!). Spend a day with American flautist and teacher Jessica in the heart of the city to learn techniques to simplify the mystery of a stunning tone no matter which genre you play. Replace tone development dread with confidence and delight. Learn contemporary flute techniques that will help you refine, strengthen and deepen your understanding of the tools needed to create resonance in your playing. We’ll go beyond ‘just playing long notes’ and delve into topics such as extended techniques, vibrato, dynamic control and breathwork. For more info and to register, please click here
Sat. 25 March 2017, 10:00 – 17:00
£65 Early bird until 1 Jan 2017
St. John’s Church Centre
222 Epsom Rd, Merrow
Guildford, GU4 7AA
Description: If you’ve always wanted to tap into a beautifully resonant flute tone but are not sure how, then this flute workshop is for you! Spend a day with American flautist and teacher Jessica in Guildford to learn techniques to simplify the mystery of a stunning tone no matter which genre you play. Replace tone development dread with confidence and delight. Learn contemporary flute techniques that will help you refine, strengthen and deepen your understanding of the tools needed to create resonance in your playing. We’ll go beyond ‘just playing long notes’ and delve into topics such as extended techniques, vibrato, dynamic control and breathwork. For more info and to register, please click here
The Refreshed Flautist is a retreat designed of 4 days of music & relaxation in a beautiful setting on the North Cornish coast. Deepen your flute playing. Refresh your musicality. Rejuvenate by the sea.
Where: St, Agnes, Cornwall, UK
When: 22-25 June 2017
Cost: £295 with early bird registration by Sunday 23 April, 2017
Book your spot with a £100 deposit.
Jessica Quiñones: Flute Masterclasses and 1:1 Lessons
Ruth Ballantyne: Flute Group and Ensemble playing
Odry Bastianello: Meditation and Breathwork
Amy Jones: All levels Yoga
Sanchia Hylton-Smith: Creativity and Score Interpretation
Martin Miller: Performance Confidence
Newly launched e-course:
Spend 5 lessons learning online with tango flute specialist Dr. Jessica Quinones and learn how start fluting like a tanguero.
Course Description: If you have always wanted to explore playing tango music in the way you imagine it’s heard in Argentina—except the prospect feels totally unfamiliar and overwhelming to figure out, let alone actually play—this flute course is for you. Click here for the full course page and to book your FREE trial tango flute lesson.
Saturday 3rd December, 2016, 10am-12pm
A workshop given in collaboration with The Cornwall Music Service Trust, The Cornwall Flute Festival and the Truro School.
Location: Truro School Music Department, Trennick Lane, Truro TR1 1TH, Cornwall, UK
Workshop Description: In this two hour hands-on workshop, Jessica will show you the basics to make some exciting sound effects on your flute called extended techniques. For more detailed information, click here
A Flute Player’s Blueprint, Saturday 29th October 2016, Sheffield, UK, 10am-5pm
A one-day workshop with Dr. Jessica Quiñones in partnership with Rachel Shirley and the Sheffield Flute Choir
Sharrow Performing Arts Space
Sitwell Road, Sheffield S7 1BE, UK
Suitable for players of all levels, ages 18+, Cost: £60
Workshop Description: If you’re craving fresh and innovative tools to build a strong and unshakeable foundation to your playing then this workshop is for you. Spend a day with innovative international flute player and teacher Jessica in a relaxed, friendly and supportive setting at the Sharrow Performing Arts Space. Explore and experiment with a variety of methods in which to master and (re)visit those key flute essentials such as breathing, finger technique, articulation, vibrato and posture. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned flute teacher in need of new inspiration, this workshop will provide a blueprint in which to build, remodel, and develop your own unique playing for years to come. To book your place and for more details, click here.
The Flowing Flautist Retreat, 16th- 18th of September 2016. St. Agnes, Cornwall, UK.
This retreat is designed to to provide you with the tools and techniques help your musicality flow. Achieving a state of flow is about being ‘in the zone’ and finding the ‘magic’ in your playing so that you can tap into more joy and creativity in your unique musicianship.
This retreat is for you if… You’re wanting to find your musical flow with ease and grace. You’re feeling ‘stuck’ or ‘bored’ in your current musical patterns. You desire to learn how movement can better support artistic expression. You’re open to playful musical experimentation in a supportive, relaxed and friendly setting. You’re craving fresh and innovative approaches to interpretation and musical creativity. Click here for more info and to register.
The Refreshed Flautist Retreat, 17th- 19th of June 2016. St. Agnes, Cornwall, UK
Come join me on the stunning North Cornish coast for a nourishing musical weekend designed for you to walk away feeling Peaceful. Illuminated. Fresh. Miraculous. Nourished. Recharged. Expanded. Gorgeous accommodation. Nurturing Food. Sea Air. Coastal views. Cornish Charm. Soulful teaching. Expert Advice. 1:1 flute lessons + small group settings. It’s all included. Yep, even the cream tea. There are 6 places available. For more details, click here.
Wednesday, 2 March, 2016, 14:00 – 15:30pm
University of Plymouth Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) Doctoral Seminar Series: Lecture given by Dr. Quinones: ‘I didn’t quite catch your accent’: A recording analysis of accentuation in Astor Piazzolla’s Etude 6 for Solo Flute (1987) for a fresh approach to tango performance”.
Abstract: Despite the fact that Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) chose to use a rather normative form of accent notation within his published tango music, the language surrounding tango performance seems to indicate that there is a ‘correct’ way to interpret the accent (and the ‘swing’ it is often partnered with) that is not naturally implied in the score – that is, unless one has ‘insider’ knowledge about the genre. This paper presents an overview of the methodology used to explore the accent symbol and its differences that are said to exist between the stylistic traditions of both classical and tango accentuation in the context of Piazzolla’s 6 Tango-Etudes for Solo Flute (1987). A recording analysis of ‘non-tango’ flute players playing an excerpt of this work was made using Sonic Visualiser software. Differences in accentuation style were noted in comparison to Piazzolla’s own accentuation techniques on his bandoneón, as well as those by the author, and tango musicians Fain and Gallo. In a move away from fixed ‘either/or’ dichotomies to indicate a correct way of performing the accents, the ‘and/and’ model is introduced to explore how tango notation feeds into wider concepts of the acento largo and ‘tango swing’, which function on macro- and micro-levels for understanding the numerous creative possibilities for future tango performances.
Venue: Rolle 015
School of Humanities and Performing Arts
Faculty of Arts
University of Plymouth, UK
Free and open to the public– for more info please see http://cmr.soc.plymouth.ac.uk/seminars.htm
Sunday, 13 December 2015, 9pm Gazarte, Athens, Greece
In recital performing tango with Sophie Moulakaki (on the Bayan) and the Galan trio.
The Warren Rooms
All Flutes Plus
60-61 Warren St,
London W1T 5NZ
Description: If you have always wanted to explore playing tango music in the way you imagine it’s heard in Argentina—except the prospect feels totally unfamiliar and overwhelming to figure out, let alone actually play—this flute workshop is for you!
Click here for more details about this event + to register.
10th-11th October 2015: Grow Your Own Flute Style
A workshop with Dr. Jessica Quiñones
In partnership with Rachel Shirley and the Sheffield Flute Choir
When: This workshop is being offered on two different days:
Saturday, 10th October 2015
Sunday 11th October 2015
Description: If you have always wanted to be able to perform the music you adore without the fear of ‘getting it all wrong’ — except the prospect feels a long way off, let alone actually try—this flute workshop is for you!
Click here for more details about this event and to register.
St. Mary’s Church
66 Chapel Street
Penzance, Cornwall, UK
£8, tickets available at the door
For a map of the venue and full performer biographies, please click here
Recital by two acclaimed international artists to include both classic and modern tangos that will cut the autumn chill and warm you from the inside out.
Works by Astor Piazzolla, Saúl Cosentino, Paulina Fain, Lucio Demare and Virgilio Expósito. See the official facebook event invite at https://www.facebook.com/events/1670314416535102/
I am delighted to announce that I have been named the winner of the NFA Graduate Research Competition in 2015 due to my research on Piazzolla + flute performance for my recent Ph.D. thesis. From the NFA site about the prize: “This award is given to a flautist who has made outstanding contributions to flute study and to expose fine new scholarly work by NFA members and to promote the value of research.”
I will be presenting a lecture recital: Moving away from fishnets and fedoras: Fresh perspectives to the interpretation and performance of Astor Piazzolla’s ‘6 Tango-Etudes for solo flute’ . Click here for the full abstract of presentation.
Monday, 20th of April 2015, 12:30 pm
Recital: Astor Piazzolla’s Legend for Solo Flute + A Flute Masterclass
York St John University
Lord Mayor’s Walk
York, Yorkshire, YO31 7EX, UK
Works for solo flute that can be linked to Astor Piazzolla’s ever- famous tango repertoire will be featured: including pieces by Bartok, Bach, Kutnowski and of course, Piazzolla. The event starts in the University Chapel.
This concert will be followed by a flute masterclass delivered by Quiñones for the music department.