Ai Goldsmith is a flute soloist, chamber musician, and flute instructor.
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”.
Noted for her purity of tone, charming stage presence, and captivating interpretation, Ai’s sound is described as “delicate, richly layered, shimmery, bold & feisty or hauntingly beautiful” (Carol Wincenc), and the bel-canto style playing as “elegant, lovely and imaginative” (Professor Mary Miller, UNR).
Ai is invited to perform in international venues, among them British Flute Society Convention with pianist Tim Carey; Canadian Flute Convention with pianist Richard Shaw; National Flute Association Convention (USA) with pianist Miles Graber, 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, and Trinity Concert Series.
Ai can be heard performing on Titanic Records' release of Les exquises Allégories (The Exquisite Allegories), her CD Airs Japonais and on Henry Mollicone & soprano Nancy Kromm's album Songs of the Human Spirit (available on iTunes and Amazon) from Newport Classics, as well as on Ai's channel on YouTube and SoundCloud.
Invited as a guest artist-instructor, Ai gives workshops and masterclasses at universities, festivals, music organizations, and schools. (Continue here to read more about Ai as an instructor...) Ai offers private flute lessons in Cupertino, California.
Her 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.
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