Photo by Peter Laqua

Photo by Peter Laqua

Ai Goldsmith is a flute soloist, chamber musician, and flute instructor who is garnering wide praise for her brilliant musicianship, charming stage presence, and innovate repertoire-programming.  Also a recording artist, her album The Exquisite Allegories is aired by radio stations in major markets worldwide, including 57 radio stations in the North America (province wide in Alberta, Canada), Italy, France, Ireland, Taiwan, Turkey, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and more.  

Fanfare Magazine’s critic 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 with phrases such as “suave elegance of execution” and “sophisticated style of music-making”. 

Ai is invited to perform in international venues, among them British Flute Society Convention, Canadian Flute Convention, National Flute Association Convention, and chamber music recital with the Primavera String Quartet in Miyajigakki Hall in Koganei, Tokyo.  Other notable performances include being featured as a guest artist at Flute Day at University of Nevada, Reno; recital performances at Florida Flute Convention, Mid-Atlantic Flute Festival, Mid-South Flute Festival, Kentucky Flute Festival, UC Davis Shinkosky Concert Series, Trinity Concert Series, and more.

As a recording artist, Ai 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 collection of works for flute & piano, including two known works by Walter Gieseking for this combination.  This album is first named in Fanfare magazine critic Dave Seaman's Most Wanted List 2017, and has received rave reviews from critics in USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

As an educator, Ai gives masterclasses, workshops, and sectionals by invitation, at venues such as Middle Tennessee State University, University of Nevada/Reno, Western Kentucky University, Canadian Flute Festival, Mid-South Flute Festival, et al. Ai offers private flute instruction in Cupertino, California.  To learn more about her teaching style and success of her students, please follow this link.

Ai's writings are published in Pan (Journal of the British Flute Society) and The Beethoven Journal (The American Beethoven Society), and in the Japan Flutists Association Journal as a guest columnist for Mr. Yutaka Chiba's column "Toronto Dayori".  Ai is also a contributor to Flute Examiner, and publishes a 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.

To learn more about Ai, including her training, philosophy, and her musical-journey, follow this link to read an interview as published in Fanfare magazine.