Acclaimed flutist Ai Goldsmith has received wide praise for her brilliant musicianship, insightful interpretations and her innovative programming.
Noted for her purity of tone, charming stage presence, and captivating interpretation, Ms. Goldsmith performs as both flute soloist and chamber musician, having performed across the US as well as in Asia, Canada & Europe as featured artist of festivals, recital series, etc. Fanfare Magazine’s Dave Saeman writes “Ai Goldsmith is a fine, distinguished flutist. …Goldsmith’s tone and articulation are world class.” Jerry Dubins describes Ai’s music making as “suave elegance of execution” and “sophisticated style of music-making”.
As a recording artist, Ai Goldsmith has released Airs Japonais, and was also a featured soloist on Songs of the Human Spirit, with Henry Mollicone & soprano Nancy Kromm (Newport Classics). Her latest release, Les exquises Allégories (The Exquisite Allegories) (Titanic Records) features a beautiful collection of works for flute & piano ranging from the classical to the modern day, receiving worldwide radio play across the major international markets.
In addition to her performances and recordings, Ms. Goldsmith shares her passion and knowledge for music with a studio of private students. As an educator, she has given masterclasses, workshops, and sectionals by invitation, at venues such as CSU Fresno, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Nevada/Reno, Western Kentucky University, Canadian Flute Festival, Mid-South Flute Festival, Sacramento Flute Festival, et al.
Ms. Goldsmith is also a music journalist, with a focus on flute, having her writings published in PAN (Journal of the British Flute Society) and The Beethoven Journal (The American Beethoven Society), and in the Japan Flutists Association Journal. Ai Goldsmith is also a contributor to Flute Examiner, and publishes the vLog mini-series FlutyHacks.
Ai Goldsmith received her formal music education at UCLA and San Jose State Universities in California, where she studied with Sheridon Stokes, David Shostac and Isabelle Chapuis. Additionally, she has been mentored by master flutist Robert Stallman for over a decade.