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Ai Goldsmith

Flutist

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Flutist Ai Goldsmith has received wide praise for her brilliant musicianship, insightful interpretations and her innovative programming.  With a repertoire that spans the Baroque to the modern day, she is a passionate proponent of contemporary music, introducing new works to audiences worldwide and helping to expand the modern flute repertoire. 


 Les exquises Allégories

(The Exquisite Allegories)

About Ai 

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Acclaimed flutist Ai Goldsmith has received wide praise for her brilliant musicianship, insightful interpretations and her innovative programming.

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.

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.  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”. more

 Reviews

Review highlights

Fanfare

Les exquises Allégories

Ai Goldsmith is a fine, distinguished flutist… Goldsmith’s tone and articulation are world-class. She is a sensitive and erudite artist, a fact on display in her literate and informative program notes … Goldsmith is an especially communicative artist.  The Exquisite Allegories exhibits a flutist at the peak of her powers, bringing to life music as haunting as it is rarely heard… 

Dave Saemann

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the Whole Note

Les exquises Allégories

California-based flutist Ai Goldsmith and pianist Miles Graber’s CD, Les exquises Allégories, gives us the opportunity to get to know four major works, each 15 to 20 minutes long, by little-known 20th-century composers, plus a lovely transcription of an early Schubert lied

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The Flutist quarterly

Les exquises Allégories 

The CD opens with Viennese composer Carl Fruhling’s Fantasie, Op. 55.  From the first note Goldsmith’s commitment to creating a beautiful phrase is evident.  Her tone sings tenderly through the dramatic loveliness of late-Romantic work, whether she is playing a lyrical line with a clear melody or finding a melodic line hidden within more technical passages. 

Jessica Dunnavant

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