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Göran Marcusson, flute and Tim Carey, piano, Apr 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:00am
Jolidon Concert Series
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT

Jolidon Concert featuring Göran Marcusson, flute and Tim Carey, piano.

Göran, who is from Sweden, first received international acclaim after winning several competitions early in his career. Later, he was awarded a handmade flute of Waterford Crystal for his outstanding performance in a Galway master class, which was followed by a duo performance on television. He has played for many years at the summer Newport Music Festival, runs one of largest flute master classes in Sweden and also teaches at the Wildacres Flute retreat in North Carolina each summer. As one interviewer commented, “he makes brilliant flute playing look as easy as tossing a ball.”

Tim, who is from England and has been playing with Göran for over 20 years, has developed a reputation as “the flautists’ accompanist".




Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune       Claude Debussy (1862-1918)


Flute sonata No. 1, in A major       Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941)

  1. Modéré (sans lenteur)
  2. Lent
  3. Allegro moderato


Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 23 (1987)       Lowell Liebermann (1961- )

  1. Lento con rubato

  2. Presto energico


2 Sentimentala romanser, Op.28       Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927)

  1. Romance in A major

  2. Romance in F minor


Vallflickans dans (Herdsmaidens Dance)       Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960)

From Bergakungen (The Mountain King) Suite, Op. 37



Göran Marcusson, flute

Göran Marcusson literally burst onto the American flute scene in 1987 when he won First Prize in the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition. In 1992, he earned his soloist diploma from the Music Conservatory of Gothenburg. That same year, he won a prize at the Vienna Music Competition. Sir James Galway awarded Mr. Marcusson a handmade flute of Waterford Crystal for his outstanding performance in the Galway Masterclass, which was followed by a duo performance on television. His debut CD The Romantic Swedish Flute received rave reviews and has been followed by six more albums: The Nordic Flute, American Sonatas, Prokofieff – Martinu - and others, Reflective Flute, Inspiration by Bach, and Melodies of a Silver Flute. He can also be heard on YouTube and Spotify. Mr. Marcusson has been guest principal flute with the London Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Cadaques, and Gothenburg Opera Orchestra. Currently he is Principal Flute with the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra and also maintains a busy international schedule as a soloist, performing in the US, South America, Asia, and throughout Europe. He has been a member of Rhode Island’s Newport Music Festival’s “Family of Artists” since making his debut in 1995. Known for his inspirational and sympathetic teaching, Mr. Marcusson offers highly effective masterclasses. He and his wife, Gitte, host the largest flute masterclass in Sweden every October, called “The Nordic Flute.” Each June, he teaches at the Wildacres Flute Retreat in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. Mr. Marcusson is a Miyazawa Artist and plays on a unique flute especially made for him called “Western Orchid.”


Tim Carey, piano

Tim Carey, who lives in Chelmsford, England, enjoys a career full of variety, as solo performer, chamber-music player, orchestral keyboard player and teacher. His early studies were with Harold Parker, Louis Kentner, and then, at the Royal College of Music, London, with Kendall Taylor, David Parkhouse, and Bernard Roberts. He was awarded many prizes and scholarships during his time there, both in and outside college.

He now spends his time partnering many different instrumentalists, especially flautists, in a large variety of chamber-music combinations, as well as giving the occasional solo recital or concerto performance. He is the regular pianist for many flute festivals and conventions all over the world. Last year included six trips to the USA, as well as China, Brazil, Costa Rica, Sweden, Slovenia and elsewhere, all working with flautists.

As an orchestral keyboard player he has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Orchestras, the Philharmonia, Ulster Orchestra, Scottish Opera and currently with the BBC Concert Orchestra. He is also much in demand as a teacher throughout his home county of Essex.

When not actively involved in musical pursuits, Tim still finds time for his other interests which include languages, collecting and restoring cars, aircraft, boats and spending time with his large family.


Göran Marcusson and Tim Carey