James A. Winn studied the flute with Francis Fuge of the Louisville Orchestra and Samuel Baron of the Bach Aria Group. He has won concerto competitions sponsored by the Louisville Orchestra, the Princeton University Orchestra, and the Yale Symphony. Twice a finalist in the Concert Artists Guild competition in New York, he served for many years as the regular flutist for concerts at Columbia University by the Guild of Composers, which sponsored his New York debut in 1983. With harpsichordist Charles Rudig, he recorded two of Couperin’s Concerts Royaux for the Musical Heritage Society, and he made the first recording of Mark Zuckerman’s Paraphrases for Flute Alone on CRI. Mr. Winn has performed as a concerto soloist with the Louisville Orchestra, the Princeton University Orchestra, the Yale Symphony, and the Aberdeen Symphony, playing works by Boccherini, Griffes, Busoni, and Mozart. He has been heard live in radio broadcasts on WQXR New York and WGBH Boston, and his recitals with keyboard artists have included appearances in numerous East Coast venues, as well as performances in Illinois, Michigan, California, Texas, England, and Scotland. At the University of Michigan, where he taught from 1983 until 1998, Mr. Winn held a professorial appointment in the School of Music, in addition to his appointments in English and Comparative Literature. At Boston University, where he is William Fairfield Warren Professor of English, he enjoys a close relationship with the College of Fine Arts, and performs frequently with members of the music faculty.
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