A flute soloist, who music lovers have grown to appreciate, is Michele McGovern. She has had a tremendous classical career working with some of the most highly regarded orchestras and performing with some of the world's most respected musicians. In addition to her many classical performances, Ms. McGovern has recently become a well-known Chicago crossover artist creating a name for herself on YouTube as a premier crossover flute soloist. She has already received Best Musical Video awards for some of her work on YouTube and Vimeo.
She is a highly trained flute soloist with a classical background that includes a full scholarship to the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University, where she received a bachelor and masters in Music Performance. Although her style has changed to a crossover classical format, Ms. McGovern studied under some of the very best musicians of our time, such as Jean Berkenstock (former principal Lyric Opera Orchestra), Alexander Murray (former principal London Symphony), Donald Peck (former principal Chicago Symphony), Mary Stolper (principle Grant Park Symphony), and was also a piano student of Melody Lord. After graduation, she pursued a classical career that started with entering and winning a number of prominent musical contents. Michele was awarded the Farwell Award for musical excellence twice, so she could continue her dream of becoming flute soloist.
Ms. McGovern quickly found the career she wanted as a flute soloist working with one of her mentors Ms. Lord for 12 years, as they created a number of arrangements for flute and piano, including a version of Carmen. The culmination of this relationship came, when they performed 6 of their arrangements of Carmen at New York City's Carnegie Hall in the Weil recital hall. Unfortunately, the partnership was cut short by the untimely passing of Melody Lord.
Ms. McGovern used this heartbreaking loss to embark on a new journey that would make her a classical crossover flute soloist, who has been very popular on YouTube. Her training as a flute soloist for a number of highly-regarded orchestras, such as Mozart's D Major Concerto, Mozart's Andante, Vivaldi's Il Gardellino Concerto, Vivaldi's La Notte Concerto, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 for two flutes and violin, Lukas Foss' "For Toru," Saint Petersburg Camerata in St. Petersburg, Russia gave her the experience she needed to broaden her career.
Today, the flute soloist, Michele McGovern, is writing, producing, directing, and acting in her own music videos, such as Pavane, End of the Road, and her award winning tribute to Melody Lord entitled Moonlight which is based on an arrangement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (Mvt. #1) that the two women generated together. Her crossover classical videos on YouTube and Vimeo have received rave reviews, and her upcoming project has garnered much anticipation. Ms. McGovern is currently working on an original musical performance that combines music, dance, acrobatics, and acting to tell the story of Lady Vadula. You may learn more about Michele McGovern, listen to her music, and watch her videos on this site. For the latest news from Michele, you may check the news section of www.fluteroom.com.