Flutist Laura Falzon has featured as soloist during recitals and concerts across Europe, Asia and the USA with performances in France, Portugal, Finland, England, Scotland, the Channel Islands, Malta, Greece, the US and India. In New York, Falzon has performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, (Le) Poisson Rouge, The Tank, Tenri and the DiMenna Center. A graduate of Columbia University, she studied in England with Royal Academy professor and principal flutist of the London Sinfonietta Sebastian Bell, with Kim McCormick in the United States and with flautists Susan Milan and Julius Baker.

An ardent advocate and passionate performer of contemporary music, Laura Falzon has collaborated with composers from around the world on new works for flute in a variety of combinations, ranging from the conventional flute solo, flute & piano, and flute & orchestra, to works with electroacoustics as well as non-western instruments like the zheng, sitar, tabla, yoruba drums and tanpura. Praised by the Musical Times for her "versatile technique", and hailed for being “fearless in tackling and promoting” challenging new works (PAN Magazine, British Flute Society), Dr. Falzon has commissioned and premiered many flute works including Padma Phool by the Anglo-Indian composer John Mayer (mostly known as the founder of Indo-Jazz Fusion and, in the flute world, for his flute Concerto for Sir James Galway), and many other works by composers including Eddie McGuire, Theodore Wiprud, Mohammed Fairouz, Shirish Korde, Charles Camilleri, Akin Euba, Carlos Jose Castro, Bushra El-Turk, Halim El-Dabh, Nickos Harizanos, Alice Shields, Dai Fujikura, Pamela Sklar and Geoff Poole.

Her collaborations include work with many musicians such as pianists Timothy Carey, Andrew Ball, Eric Moe, Max Lifchitz, the late Mark Ray & Steve Beck; percussionists Damian Harron of Backbeat percussion ensemble and Doug Perkins of So Percussion; choreographers Sara Pardo and Tanya Bayona Poutiatine; Chinese harpist Zi Lan Liao; conductors Bongani Ndodana and Roger Zahab; sitarist Jonathan Mayer and the late John Mayer, tabla player Dibyarka Chatterjee and many others.

Described in the London-based Music & Musicians magazine as “an excellent instrumentalist”, she has appeared as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles including London’s Spectrum (dir. Guy Protheroe), St. Martin in the Fields Sinfonia, the British Rasumovsky Quartet (leader Francis Mason), Mimesis ensemble, Random Access Music, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra-- the National Orchestra of Malta, Stockholm’s Curious Chamber Players, Orchestra of Our Time, Bleecker STQ, and Elekoto ensemble.

Her recordings include the CD Charles Camilleri: Music for clarinet, flute and piano, with the acclaimed British pianist Andrew Ball and British clarinetist David Campbell which includes a selection of works from the extensive list of flute compositions that composer Charles Camilleri wrote for her. Her recordings have been broadcast on television and radio stations across Europe—Bulgaria, UK, Malta, Germany, France Iceland, Finland—and the US. She has also performed in many International Festivals and Symposia, including amongst others Mediterranean Arts Festival (Council of Europe, Athens, Greece), Rescontres de la Mer (Council of Europe, France), “Musiques de la Mediterranee”(La Garde, France), Euro-Arab Summer Festival, “Crossroads”International Symposium on the Music of the Mediterranean Region , Malta International Arts Festival (Malta), International Festival and Symposium on New Intercultural Music (London ), Bridge Across (Pittsburgh ), Warwick & Leamington Festival (Warwick, UK).

The recipient of numerous awards, grants received include ones from The British Arts Council (UK), the Scottish Arts Council (UK), The Rockefeller Foundation (US), Hope Scott Trust (UK), Jersey Arts Trust (UK), Warwick Arts Festival (UK), The Centre for Intercultural Musicology, Churchill College, Cambridge University (UK), Rotary Foundation International (USA/UK), Sparkplug foundation (US), New York Women composers (US) & Columbia University (US).

Born in Canada of Maltese parents, she holds a Doctorate and Masters in Music & Education from Columbia University, a Master of Music in flute Performance from the University of South Florida and is an Associate, Licentiate and a Fellow of the London College of Music. Before 2004, she was based in the UK, previous to which she was co-principal flute with Malta's National Orchestra, then known as the Manoel Theatre Orchestra. Dr. Falzon has done residencies through the Rockefeller Foundation and was also a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar representing the UK in the US. She is a founding member and artistic director of Id-Dinja ensemble and ISSA Sonus ensemble. As well as maintaining an active concert schedule, she is a Music Professor at Columbia University Teachers College (since 2006) and at NYU (New York University). Other universities she has taught at include The City College of New York at the City University of New York (CUNY) and Yeshiva College, Yeshiva University.

Laura Falzon ... particularly showed her versatile technique in performing Roy Travis's Switched on Ashanti for flute and tape, which proved to be highly representative of interculturalism.
The Musical Times, London

With a flute, tone is everything. Laura Falzon of Malta and New York has one of the most lucid, breathable tones in the world -- among the top rank of flutists who are internationally renowned performers.
Soundwordsight.com --Mark Greenfest

Laura - You played [my Acrostic song for flute and piano] most beautifully last week at the Gallery - I am very  grateful.
David Del Tredici, Pulitzer prize winning composer

Laura Falzon's flautism was ethereal.
Kenneth Zammit Tabona, "Eloquent and expressive", The Sunday Times of Malta

Divertimento for flute featuring soloist Laura Falzon (...) was a very crisp and controlled performance, leading to the mysterious second movement and a giocando third and last movement. A very pleasant work indeed! (...) [In] Sama'i for flute solo(...) and Centrifuge, a duo for flute and clarinet (...) performers did an extremely good job and deserved all the praise and applause they received. (...) Centrifugue is based on fugal devices worked out extremely well by the two musicians.
Joyce Guillaumier, "A Celebration of life and music", The Times of Malta

Exuberance with poise. Your flute's voice seems to come from your heart while empowered by the mastery of performance.
Halim El-Dabh, composer commenting on Laura's New York premiere of his work Big Tooth Aspen

You play the piece beautifully!
Shirish Korde, composer, commenting on Laura's New York premiere of his work Anusvara

When I decided to fulfill a commission to compose a work for Laura, I knew that the collaboration would be fruitful. My expectations were exceeded when I realized how sypathetically and musically she embodied my Two Venetian Frescos.
Mohammed Fairouz, composer

What terrific playing! I loved all the different colors you got on the low C at the beginning of Interchangeable Galaxies! And the non-vibrato parts were especially impressive ... a diminuendo with the clarinet that was magical, and others too!
Patricia Spencer, flutist

Thanks for your lively and sensitive recording of Pwyl. It’s great to hear it make its way through your sensibility. Familiar and yet new. … [It] finds and brings out more of the work's lyricism ... Brava!"
Harvey Sollberger, flutist and composer

Your playing is really beautiful, focused and expressive.
Matthew Greenbaum, composer

... very impressive, sensible yet powerful performances.
Munir Nurettin Beken, composer

Laura Falzon Sparkles at Music Club Recital; (she) boasts a rich tone; combined lightness and expression; has the ability to set a mood from the outset of each performance.
Jersey Evening Post, Channel Islands, UK

Laura Falzon ... is very interested in contemporary flute music and is fearless in tackling and promoting it.
Simon Hunt, PAN, Journal of the British Flute Society, UK

... the world premiere of [Akin Euba's] Study in Polyrhythm No. 3, for flute and piano, [was] expertly played by Ms. Falzon and Ms. Hong. (...) Halim El-Dabh's (...) Big Tooth Aspen for flute and derabucca (goblet-shaped ceramic hand drum [also known as darbuka]), a virtuosic, avant-garde composition requiring a variety of extended flute techniques, [was] expertly executed by Ms. Falzon.
World Music Central, New York

«Interchangeable Galaxies» où l'étonnement lassait place aux jeux d'ombres et de couleurs avec une choregraphie somptueuse et une musique simple, la flûte et le piano faissant un excellent cocktail.
Triomphe du «Ballet de Malte» à l'Espace-Variété - Saint Gaudens, France

She is really an outstanding virtuoso.
Roy Travis, Composer and Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of California at Los Angeles, USA.

Laura Falzon who has specialized in my music ...she gave a brilliant first performance for my recent flute work Espace Volant, with the famous Spectrum from London.
Charles Camilleri, composer

Laura Falzon managed a haunting delivery of Diaphainon ... a remarkable performance ... to convey an already intense work with an enviable sense of style and commitment.
Jeremy Wallbank, music critic, UK.

A truly virtuoso performance of Espace Volante tonight. It was great to have you as soloist with us.
Spectrum Ensemble, UK

Interchangeable Galaxies was written for the Maltese flautist Laura Falzon; so also was Espace Volant ... for flute and chamber orchestra in which Camilleri conceives the flute as a moving object in space. 
Guy Protheroe, The Musical Times, UK

Those present ... were regaled to some very fine, I would say brilliant, flute playing by Laura Falzon. (...) The same calm confidence displayed in the Arnold (Concerto No 1) was supreme in the more virtuoso showpiece which concluded the concert and which saw a good part of it encored. The work in question was François Borne’s Fantaisie Brillante on Bizet’s Carmen which Miss Falzon turned into a triumph of technical precision yet one of warmth too.
Albert Storace, The Times of Malta

... a sensitive performer with good taste and musicality, equipped with an excellent technique and passion for music.
Andreas Papakyriacou, Head of Music, Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation

Flautist Laura Falzon (...) was remarkably brilliant.
The Sunday Times of Malta

You were superb!
Anthony Goodchild, Director of Concerts St Martin in the Fields, London and Conductor of the St Martin in the Fields Sinfonia, UK

Robert Weatherburn and Rondda Gillespie [pianists] were joined by the members of the Rasumovski Quartet, (...) and (...) flautist L. Falzon (...) The performance was throughout slick and incisive and full of spirit.
Cecila Xuereb, 'Fun Evening!' The Sunday Times of Malta

I have been struck by her real commitment to the music she is playing at the time — whether standard repertoire or the most challenging contemporary pieces. She always plays with a strong but beautiful tone and displays a wonderful sense of style and musicianship which is totally appropriate for whatever piece she is performing. Her knowledge of contemporary techniques is excellent.
David Campbell, international Concert Clarinettist

The quality of [Laura Falzon’s] performance was outstanding.
Akin Euba, Composer and Andrew Mellon Professor of Music, University of Pittsburgh, USA; Director of the CIMA; Visiting Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Beautiful music!
The Sun, Tampa Florida

Concerto for flute and strings op. 45, ta' Malcolm Arnold (...) Falzon kienet limpida ferm fil-ħoss. L-ewwel moviment kien nadif u car, kellha espressjoni fl-Adagio u temp preciz matul l-esekuzzjoni kollha.
Lina Galea, Leħen is-Sewwa

What a treat! ... Bravo!
Miguel Pro, Ybor City, Florida

L-aktar ħaġa pożittiva mill-kuncert kollu (...) kien il-Concertino għall-flawt ta' Cecile Chaminade li daqqet Laura Falzon. Dil-muzicista għandha kontroll fuq in-nifs u desterità tas-swaba li jagħtuha spazju mhux ftit halli tirraffina fl-espressività tad-daqq tagħha. (...) il-partitura brillanti u t-tiżwiq ta' kuluri jiswew mhux ftit bhala preludju ghal kadenza tassew eleganti. Post fejn il-flawtista setghet turi ftit x'taf.

Laura Falzon (...) played with consummate command of her instrument (...) both permorfers [Laura Falzon and Mark Ray] displaying enormous virtuosity (...) these artists created a balance of rich harmony (...) the balance was excellent with the instruments talking to each other wonderfully (...) her (Laura Falzon's) performance throughout , being not only undaunted by the technical demands of what she was playing but also imbuing the whole with sensitivity and feeling which was quickly conveyed into the appreciative audience.
The Banffshire Journal, Scotland.

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