Skidmore Flute Institute
First Prizewinner of England's International Electric Music Performance Competition, Jan Vinci has performed in Alice Tully, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and Symphony Space and at events such as Blossom Festival, International Computer Music Conference in The Netherlands, Electric Music Festival in England, Killington Music Festival, Chamber Music Conference of the East at Bennington College, New York Flute Club concert series, several National Flute Association Conventions, and as featured artist for flute festivals in New York and Florida. She has performed in Denmark and Ibiza, Spain, as well as at colleges across the USA and in return engagements at her alma maters. American Record Guide praises Ms. Vinci’s solo CD Global FluteScape: Premieres and Rare Gems (Albany Records)… "This is a fabulous recording.” Presenting works by Shen, Higdon, Vinci, Thibodeau, Vaughan Williams, Fukushima and more, Ms. Vinci is joined by artists Hugh Sung on piano, Mark Vinci on alto saxophone and Jennifer Higdon on flute.
With a chamber music career spanning over 20 years and a passion for promoting new works, Dr. Vinci has spearheaded commission projects. Most recently, she is teaming up with Skidmore artist-in-Residence Pola Baytelman to commission Grammy winner Jennifer Higdon to compose Flute Poetic, a sonata for flute and piano in celebration of the opening of Skidmore’s new Zankel Music Center. Click here for more information on the comprehensive performance and recording project of Baytelman and Vinci.
Ms. Vinci performs with Iridescence - Flute and Harp Duo, which has played venues such as Toledo Museum of Art, Troy Music Hall, Hyde Collection Museum and The Juilliard School. For 10 years withTritonis, a flute, guitar and cello ensemble, Ms. Vinci performed throughout the USA, commissioned over 20 works, and recordedFive Premieres: Chamber Works With Guitar for Albany Records, for which High Performance review commented “exquisite performers.” Percussia, an ensemble with percussion, received numerous grants from NYSCA, Queens Council on the Arts and Chamber Music America for performance, educational and recording projects, including Percussia: Chamber Music for a New World. Ms. Vinci has performed with her husband and saxophonist Mark Vinci on National Public Radio’s program Performance Today, as well as in concerts throughout the US. As an orchestral musician, she performed with the Albany Symphony, Cleveland Opera Theater and Heidelburg orchestras.
Five Premieres: Chamber
Works with Guitars
Dr. Vinci is Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and formerly served on the faculties of Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and Hofstra University. For 16 years, Ms. Vinci has directed and taught master classes at the Skidmore Summer Flute Institute and for over a decade has presented the Skidmore Flute Festival and now is focused on the new Skidmore Woodwind and Brass Festival.
Ms. Vinci served as President of the New York Flute Club. She holds a D.M.A. from The Juilliard School, an M.M. from Cleveland Institute of Music and a B.M. from Bowling Green State University. Her primary teachers include Julius Baker, Samuel Baron, Maurice Sharp, Judith Bentley and Martha Aarons.