Guest Artist
Catherine Boyack

Catherine Boyack

Catherine Boyack, whose playing has been described by renowned flutist Carol Wincenc as having “dazzling, brilliant flair” and “unparalleled artistry,” was the winner of the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition. Additionally, Boyack was the sole American flutist to advance to the quarterfinals in the 2021 Kobe International Flute Competition. She has also won first prize in the NFA High School Soloist Competition, the MTNA Junior and Senior National Woodwind Performance Competitions, and the MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Southwest Division Competition. 

 

As a soloist, Boyack has appeared with the Lake Forest Symphony, Juilliard contemporary ensemble AXIOM, the Utah Symphony, and the BYU Philharmonic. She has performed as a soloist in Alice Tully Hall, as well as venues in France, China, and Germany, and has given solo recitals in New York City, at the National Flute Association Convention, and at the Da Capo Alliance Flute Forum. She has been supported and presented in concert by the National Flute Association, the Friends of Flutes Foundation, the Utah Flute Association, and Haynes Flutes.

 

Catherine has performed under the batons of Marin Alsop, Carl St. Clair, and Barbara Hannigan, and has performed alongside flutist Carol Wincenc in recital. She has collaborated with composer Dai Fujikura, giving one of the first performances of his virtuosic Flute Concerto. She frequently performs in the Juilliard Orchestra, the New Juilliard Ensemble, and contemporary music ensemble AXIOM.

 

Deeply devoted to music education, Catherine has led master classes at the Flute Center of New York, Northern California Flute Camp, the Utah Flute Association, and the Fundación Sinfonica Cochabamba. She is a faculty member at Northern California Flute Camp. She maintains a private flute studio in addition to being a Morse Teaching Artist at Juilliard, working in classroom music settings across New York City.

 

As a performing ambassador of Haynes Flutes, Boyack is a Haynes Young Artist and plays on a Weissman Model 14K custom flute. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at the Juilliard School, studying with Carol Wincenc. She earned her BM in Flute Performance from Brigham Young University in 2019, studying with April Clayton. She is deeply grateful to her mentors Gretchen Pusch, Dr. Elizabeth Weissman, and Dr. Ronald Staheli.

 

An avid choral musician, Catherine has toured with the world-renowned choir Brigham Young University Singers. She enjoys writing and is a published poet. Catherine can be found baking and photographing pastries, running, reading, and adventuring in the outdoors with her husband.

Check out the schedule of events!
 
Friday, April 29th at 7:30pm
Catherine Boyack's Recital
at Music Exchange
1537 Howe Avenue
Sacramento CA 95825


Saturday, April 30th from 9am-6pm
Festival Day at Sacramento State


 

For the consideration of the artists, please be ready to show your vaccination card and wear a mask for the concert

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