A daring artist with diverse musical interests, virtuoso flutist Marina Piccinini is in demand worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist. Internationally acclaimed for her interpretive skills, rich, expansive colors, technical command and elegant, compelling stage presence, Ms. Piccinini has been hailed by Gramophone as“the Heifetz of the flute”. Well-known for her commitment to new music and herhistory of first performances and commissions by some of today’s foremost livingcomposers, as well as performances with esteemed orchestras worldwide.
The first flutist to win the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Marina Piccinini’scareer was launched when she won First Prize in the CBC Young Performers Competitionin Canada, and a year later, First Prize in New York’s Concert Artists Guild InternationalCompetition. Ms. Piccinini is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, includingMusical America’s Young Artist to Watch, the McMeen-Smith Award, the NEA’s SoloRecitalist Grant (twice), the BP Artist Career Award, as well as various grants from the Canada Council, among others.