Samuel Baron Prize
2001, Andrée Martin, flute
Dr. Andrée Martin (B.Mus Memorial University of Newfoundland, MM University of Ottawa, DMA State University of New York at Stony Brook) has performed at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Pierre Boulez, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Warsaw Autumn and at the Prague Spring Festival as a member of the New York based Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble. Andrée has performed and presented at the Seattle Flute Fair, Florida State University Flute Day, the International Clarinet Convention, the American Musicological Society Convention, the North American Saxophone Alliance and at the National Flute Association Convention.
Her interest in new music has led to collaborations and premieres of works by, among others, Earle Brown, Alvin Lucier, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Ralph Shapey, J.M. David, Brian Cherney, David Lang, Daniel Koontz, Perry Goldstein, Daniel Weymouth, Roscoe Mitchell, Petr Kotik and Jackson Mac Low.
As a founding member of the Fountain City Ensemble, Andrée has toured Japan and performed throughout the U.S. She has had various solo and ensemble performances recorded and broadcast for the CBC including a concerto with members of the National Arts Center Orchestra. Andrée was chosen as the first recipient of the Samuel Baron Memorial Prize, was the only music finalist for the Thayer Fellowship and was a winner of the Stony Brook Concerto Competition. Funding for her studies in New York with Samuel Baron, Carol Wincenc, Tara Helen O'Connor and in Ottawa with Robert Cram came in part from a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Andrée’s research on French composer André Jolivet has been published in Flute Talk magazine (2004). She has also been published in the NFA publication, Flutist Quarterly (2005 and upcoming in fall, 2011). She is a founding member of The Furious Band, selected as the contemporary ensemble in residence at both the Aspen Summer Music Festival and at the Banff Center for the Arts Composers' Forum. The Furious Band has performed throughout Canada, the United States, and at the Musica y Escena Festival at the Bellas Artes Theatre in Mexico City. They can be heard on CRI.
An advocate of international education, Andrée spent the summer of 2008 teaching in Paris and will teach in Oxford in the summer of 2012. Her students have won, among others, the Atlanta Flute Club Competition, the MTNA Georgia State Woodwind Senior and Young Artist divisions, the Mid South College Masterclass Competition, the Mid South High School Competition, the Florida Flute Fair Masterclass Competition, and the Artist International Competition (NY).