Suzanne Gilchrest, Flutist, has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. She has been noted for her “highly artistic standards” (Vorarlberger Nachrichten, Bregenz, Austria), her “beautiful sound” (Anzeiger der Stadt Kloten, Switzerland) and her “polished and brilliant playing” (Dolomiten Zeitung, Bolzano, Italy). She, along with SummerKeys faculty members Ina Litera and Matthew Goeke, is a member of the award winning flute viola and cello trio, Eight Strings & a Whistle.
The trio has performed and given workshops throughout the United States and in Havana, Cuba. Eight Strings & a Whistle released its debut recording, Albert's Window on Ravello Records in November, 2015. Since then, Ravello Records has released two additional recordings featuring the trio: 96 Strings and 2 Whistles, a recording of the music of Scott Brickman, and Chamber Symphonies 2, 3 & 4, a recording of the music of Douglas Anderson. Ms. Gilchrest also performed for many years as a member of the Browning-Gilchrest Duo.
The Duo won the Artists International Chamber Music Award in 1996 and its recordings, Serenade for flute and guitar, and Duo Chant (Prospect Classics label) have received wide critical acclaim. Live radio performances include several appearances on “Around New York” on WNYC-FM, “Morning Pro Musica” on WGBH-FM in Boston, and “Live at 11” on Maine Public Radio. In addition to being a faculty member at SummerKeys, Ms. Gilchrest is on the faculty of the flute and chamber music department of the Department of Music and Performing Arts at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University.ity.
***SummerKeys faculty members, Suzanne Gilchrest, flute, Ina Litera, viola and Matthew Goeke, cello, who perform together as Eight Strings & a Whistle, have released their debut recording on Ravello Records. The album, Albert’s Window, named in honor of the wonderful Albert Roussel, includes his Trio Op. 40, the Aloysia Serenade, Op. 19 by Peter Jona Korn, and works composed for Eight Strings & a Whistle by Martin Rokeach, and Edmund Cionek. For more information, please visit Ravello Records: http://www.ravellorecords.com/catalog/rr7918/