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Flute Music by Katherine Hoover

Katherine Hoover (b. 1937, Elkins, West Virginia) resides in New York, where she maintains an active career as composer, conductor, and flutist. She is the recipient of a National Endowment Composer's Fellowship and many other awards, including an Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Composition. Four of her pieces have won the National Flute Association's Newly Published Music Competition. CDs of her music have been issued on Leonarda, Koch, Delos, Parnassus, Gasparo, Cantilena, Centaur, Bayer, and Boston. Her works are published by Theodore Presser, Carl Fischer, and Papagena Press.

Hoover's tone poem Eleni: A Greek Tragedy, has been performed by 13 orchestras, including the Harrisburg and Fort Worth Symphonies. Her Cello Concerto was performed by Sharon Robinson with the Long Beach (California) Symphony, and her Clarinet Concerto was premiered by Eddie Daniels and the Santa Fe Symphony. Hoover conducted the premiere of her Night Skies, a 25-minute work for large orchestra, with the Harrisburg Symphony. Deborah Novak chronicled the creation and premiere of Hoover's Dances and Variations in the public television documentary New Music, which won three national awards. The Montclaire and Colorado Quartets; Dorian, Sylvan, and Richards Quintets; and Huntingdon, Verdehr, and Eroica Trios have featured Hoover's works, and The New Jersey Chamber Music Society premiered her Quintet (Da Pacem) for piano and strings at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Julius Baker, Eugenia Zukerman, Carol Wincenc, and Metropolitan Opera bass John Cheek have also presented her work.

Katherine attended the Eastman School of Music. She holds a Masters in Music Theory degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she taught for years. Her main flute study was with Joseph Mariano and William Kincaid. She has performed and recorded solo and chamber music repertoire and has played with ballet and opera companies in New York.




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