The program - funded by the Juliet Hardtner Women in the Arts Endowed Professorship - will include works by Paul Hindemith, Albert Périlhou, Frank Martin, Bohuslav Martinu and Toru Takemitsu. Lina Morita, assistant professor of music at McNeese, will accompany her on piano.
Milan was the first woman to be appointed a member and principal of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, beginning a broad career as an orchestral principal, chamber musician, soloist, teacher and lecturer. In Great Britain she has performed as soloist with major orchestras and has a presence in Europe, the United States, Australia and East Asia. She has given numerous world and UK premieres and has inspired contemporary composers to write for her.
She is often heard on BBC and Classic FM radio and has recorded on several mainstream labels. She has researched and published 19th century repertoire for publishers Boosey & Hawkes and is presently restoring and processing her CD collection of historic 78 recordings of flautists from 1910-1945.
Milan is a professor and Fellow of the Royal College of Music - where she herself was a scholar the age of 16 - and is often invited to give master classes throughout the world. In 2007, she also launched the summer Charterhouse International Music Festival that promotes chamber music, featuring outstanding young performers.
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