Mimi Stillman, flute
Katherine Needleman, oboe and piano
Katherine Needleman is a multi-faceted musician and native of Baltimore. She won first prize in the International Double Reed Society’s Inaugural Commissioning Competition in 2020. She curates Coffee, Patisserie, and Classical Music at An die Musik Live. She explores the connection between composer and performer in this series, focusing on music that has been unreasonably under-programmed for various reasons. She performs as an oboe recitalist throughout the U.S. As a day job, she is an orchestral oboist, having performed as guest principal with all of the U.S.’s “Big Five” orchestras except for one and has been the Baltimore Symphony’s principal oboist since 2003.
Flutist Mimi Stillman, internationally acclaimed soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist, is renowned for her virtuosity, insightful interpretation, and innovative programming. “Stillman is not only a consummate and charismatic performer, but also a scholar whose programs tend to activate ear, heart, and brain.” (The New York Times).
Ms. Stillman is the founding Artistic Director of Dolce Suono Ensemble, performing Baroque to new music and Latin genres with 55 world premieres in 16 seasons. A Spanish speaker, she created the popular Música en tus Manos project to engage the Latino community in chamber music.
At age 12, Mimi Stillman was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with the legendary Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner, and earned her Bachelor of Music degree. She holds an MA in History from the University of Pennsylvania and is a published author on music and history, including her award-winning Nuits d’Etoiles: 8 Early Songs of Claude Debussy, Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, and Journal of the Mozart Society of America.
Ms. Stillman is highly regarded for expanding the repertoire through her commissions and arrangements and can be heard on several critically acclaimed recordings. She is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Clinician. She connects with a worldwide audience through her "Tea with Mimi" live streams and is passionate about reaching out to underserved populations globally through online sessions and instructional videos to help flutists and flute teachers of all ages improve their skills.
Coffee & Pastries at 10 am / Concert at 11 am
In-person attendance: $20 / $10 student*
Live-streaming access: $10
9-concert in-person subscription: $150 ($30 off)
9-concert live streaming subscription: $75 ($15 off)
Sat, Sept 4 / Sat, Oct 2 / Sat, Nov 6
Sun, Dec 5 / Sun, Jan 2 / Sun, Feb 5
Sat, March 5 / Sun, April 3 / Sat, May 7
*Valid student ID proof required