Woodwind Festival 2011 Guest Artists
Leone Buyse – Flute
Flutist Leone Buyse relinquished her principal positions with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops in 1993 to pursue a more active solo and teaching career after 22 years as an orchestral musician. A former member of the San Francisco Symphony and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, she has appeared as soloist on numerous occasions with those orchestras and also with the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops, the Utah Symphony, and l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. She has performed with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players throughout Europe and Japan, with the Tokyo, Juilliard, Brentano, and Muir String Quartets, in recital with Jessye Norman and Yo-Yo Ma, and at many festivals, including Aspen, Sarasota, Norfolk, and Orcas Island.
The only American prizewinner in the 1969 Geneva International Flute Competition, Ms. Buyse has presented recitals and master classes across the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Panama, Brazil, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. Her solo recordings have appeared on the Crystal, Boston Records, Albany, and C.R.I. labels and she may be heard as solo flutist on recordings of the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops and the San Francisco Symphony for the Philips, Deutsche Grammophon, RCA Victor, and Sony Classical labels. With her husband, clarinetist Michael Webster, she co-founded the Webster Trio, which has recorded for Crystal Records and the Japanese labels Camerata Tokyo and Nami.
Ms. Buyse is the Joseph and Ida K. Mullen Professor of Flute at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and has also taught at the University of Michigan, the New England Conservatory, Boston University, the Tanglewood Music Center, and as a visiting professor at the Eastman School of Music. Her former students hold positions at major universities and in many major orchestras, including the symphony orchestras of Cleveland, San Francisco, St. Louis, Houston, and Kansas City, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Colorado Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony, the Adelaide Symphony, the Singapore Symphony, and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra.
Also an accomplished pianist, Ms. Buyse served for two years as a collaborative pianist at Rampal's summer master classes in Nice, France. An active member of the National Flute Association, she has served on the Board of Directors and as program chair for the 1987 convention in St. Louis.
Richard Nunemaker - Clarinet
Richard Nunemaker has had a varied and prolific career as a symphony
musician, concert soloist, recording artist, producer, educator and author. Nunemaker
played clarinet, bass clarinet and saxophone with the Houston Symphony Orchestra from
1967-2008. He was also a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra in 1966, the Louisville Orchestra from 1964-1966 and the Erie Philharmonic from 1962-1964. Born in Buffalo, New York Nunemaker’s career has run the gamut from managing his own dance bands in high school, to being in the pit for New York road show productions such as West Side Story, My Fair Lady and South Pacific as well as being a featured soloist both in recital and with symphony orchestras around the country. A strong advocate of music by living American composers, Nunemaker has commissioned over fifty works for clarinet and saxophone. As a record producer he has produced and recorded five solo CDs featuring this music. He has been a featured soloist with the Houston Symphony Orchestra and on numerous occasions has appeared with the orchestra in live television and radio broadcasts. Nunemaker has recorded two CDs with the Houston Symphony Orchestra featuring the music of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. He has published four books, Scale and Chord Studies, If The Shoe Fits, The Effortless Clarinet and The Effortless Saxophone. Nunemaker has been an artist/teacher for the Las Vegas Music Festival and The Sewanee Summer Music Center. At present he is a member of the faculty for the University of St. Thomas in Houston and keeps an active private studio. Richard Nunemaker is president of The Houston Composers Alliance, Music by Living American/Houston Composers and a member of The Houston Tuesday Musical Club. More information about Richard Nunemaker can be found at:
Mark Ostoich - Oboe
Mark Ostoich, Professor of Oboe at the University of Cincinnati
College-Conservatory of Music, joined the faculty in 1996. He performs extensively in solo, orchestral and chamber music settings and is active presenting recitals and master classes. In connection with CCM, Ostoich has participated in the CCM-Spoleto Festival (Spoleto, Italy), Lucca Festival (in Lucca, Italy) and CCM’s Grandin Festival. He has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony (interim Associate Principal), Cleveland Orchestra, Santa Fe Opera (principal oboe), Louisiana Philharmonic, Memphis Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Columbus ProMusica, and the Dayton Philharmonic. While at CCM, Dr. Ostoich also served as Visiting Professor at Ohio University and at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also currently the featured artist-faculty of the Oboes at Oxford oboe camp in Gainesville, Georgia each summer and on the Faculty of the 2010 Advanced Double Reed Institute (ADRIT) in Dallas, Texas. From 1986-1996, Dr. Ostoich was professor of oboe at Louisiana State University and principal oboist of the Baton Rouge Symphony. From 1973-1986, he was principal oboist of the Jacksonville Symphony, taught at the University of Florida, and was artist-teacher of oboe at the Sewanee Summer Music Center. He has served as coordinator of the MTNA Collegiate Artist and Chamber Music Competition. Ostoich was co-host of the 1990 Conference of the International Double Reed Society, hosted the Elaine Douvas Oboe MasterConference, and hosted the Loree-CCM Oboe Festival in 2009. Major influences in his career include John Mack and Joseph Robinson and his primary teacher for the BM, MM, and DMA degrees was Earnest Harrison at LSU.