Audiences fortunate enough to hear flutist James Strauss in concert know first-hand that they are witnessing something extraordinary. Mr. Strauss is one of those rare musicians who melds technical prowess with a wondrous musical and communicative gift. A flutist with an equal flair for the dramatic, intimacy, sweetness and eloquence, often adding unsuspected, his range of repertoire perfectly reflects the varied facets of his solo, chamber music, or concerto performances. James Strauss is the first brazilian flutist to ever be conceded a diplomme de concertiste by the �cole Normale de Musique de Paris. He was one of very few last disciples of Jean Pierre Rampal. Strauss was laureate with a scholarship by the french government for the Conservatoire de Paris and for the �cole Normale de Musique where he studied with Pierre-Yves Artaud, Alain Marion, Geneviéve Martigny, Alain Menard , Maurice Pruvot, Lazlo Hadadi, Bernard Andrés, and following master-class with Mstislav Rostropovich, Ransom Wilson,Michel Moragues,Michel Debost, and Lars Nilsson.Mr. Strauss has a special interest in new music and unconventional repertoire, which has led many composers to dedicate works to him including the world or local premières of works by Nicole Randall, João Linhares, Solfa Carlile, Sean Hickey, Ernani Aguiar, Armand Frydman, Glenn Roger Davis, Ricardo Tacuchian, Philip Czaplowski, Antonio Ribeiro, Dimitri Cervo, Julio Medaglia, Charles Chaynes , Jean Françaix, Thorkel Sigibjornsson, Kai Nieminen and many others. He made de modern premiere at the Piccolo of the 4th piccolo concerto by Antonio vivaldi discovered by the French musicologist Jean Cassignol He is regularly featured in the international press, as guest on NPR's "Performance Today, Bowed Radio,WGUC FM and Cultura FM and he were host and performer on the Musical TV show Musicas que elevam at the REDE MUNDIAL. The Falls House Press/Theodore Presser Company publishes James Strauss's discovery and reconstruction of the "Concertstuck for flute" by P.I. Tchaikovsky.Mr. Strauss has been guest soloist with orchestras including: Capriccioso Chamber Ensemble (Finland), Orchestre Symphonique de Cretéil (France), Israeli Virtuosi (Israel), Orchestre Philharmonic de Sibil (Romania), Oxford Chamber Orchestra (USA), Ensemble 3 Elephants ( Japan), Orquestra Sinfonica do Recife, Orquestra Sinfonica de São José dos Campos, Bachiana Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Florianópolis, Orquestra de Camara UNISINOS, Orquestra de Camara do Theatro São Pedro, Camerata Florianopolis and many others. Respected for his inspiring teaching, Mr. Strauss has taught master classes and performed recitals for universities and flute societies, such Miami University (USA), Verões Musicais (Brazil) , Festival Eleazar de Carvalho Fortaleza CEARA(Brazil) - Londrina Music Festival (Brazil). As music critics say, �He has an astonishing tone color, beautifully rich and thick sound and he imparts a shimmering brilliance to his music. � This emotional and technically superb musician performs as a concert soloist all over the world, with his virtuous flute. Actually he is principal flute of the Arte do Som Filarmonica, and flutist at the Arte do Som Woodwind Quintet. James Strauss is a POWELL performing artist.
INSTRUMENTARIUM : Flute Powell HANDMADE 14 k / Powell 2100 series 14 k headjoint/Traverso after Carlo Palanca (Torino, c.1690-1783)