HAMPTON ROADS FLUTE FAIRE
may 2, 2020
Link here for the Hampton Roads Flute Faire Website
For over two decades, the Hampton Roads Flute Faire has presented opportunities for study by professional flutists in the region. The flute faire is a gift to the local community that encourages everyone to participate in music, and especially the art of playing the flute. The Hampton Roads Flute Faire is a not for profit organization.
This year, the flute faire is proud to announce the establishment of the Erich Graf Hampton Roads Flute Faire Endowment. This endowment will help provide ongoing support and sustainment of the Hampton Roads Flute Faire.
Erich Graf has been an active performer, recording artist and pedagogue for over 40 years. He received his training at Juilliard under Julius Baker. While in New York, he was a member of the Aeolian Chamber Players and for 2 ½ years served as an extra player in the New York Philharmonic. In 1976, he was engaged by Maurice Abravanel as principal flutist of the Utah Symphony. During that time, he collaborated as soloist with Julius Baker, Jean-Pierre Rampal and James Galway, among others. Graf retired in 2011, after 35 years as principal flute and 17 years as President of Local 104, American Federation of Musicians. Additional information on Graf including his discography, pictures and live recording videos is available on his website, www.erichgraf.com, Facebook and YouTube. Currently, Graf lives on Chesapeake Bay in Virginia with his rat terrier, ABU. In addition to flute-related activities, his interests include cooking, writing, crafting projects and physical fitness.