Bonnie McAlvin

Flute

Picture of Bonnie McAlvin

"A unique musical voice…the most original of her generation" was the descriptor chosen by Brooklyn legend Robert Dick. Two-time Guggenheim and three-time Prix de Rome winner, John Eaton, said simply, "marvelous!"

Flutist-composer Bonnie McAlvin is winner of the National Flute Association’s national convention performer competition, and has appeared internationally as solo recitalist at venues across the United States, Canada and France. Bonnie was featured at the United Nations as flutist-improviser for ResoNations 2009, an international telematic conference designed to promote diplomacy. Here, Bonnie was chosen as one of a select group of performers from Northern Ireland, South Korea, the United States and Canada to motivate negotiation. Bonnie is known for her imaginative and compelling interpretations of both the classic flute repertoire and cutting-edge new music, and has the rare ability to play multiphonics on the flute—a technique somewhat akin to playing double-stops on a string instrument: the flute must play two notes simultaneously! In 2011, she was invited by the National Flute Association to appear as soloist at their annual convention and was recently the guest artist for the 2014 International Electro-Acoustic Music Festival, where she worked firsthand with composer John Eaton to realize his 1981 work for flute and soprano, A Greek Vision.

Bonnie is on faculty at the Special Music School of New York City (Kaufman Center, Manhattan), at the Lucy Moses School, at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, and also teaches privately. For more info, including calendar and media, see www.bonniemcalvin.net.

Bowie/Prince Tribute, arr. Brian Hunter ("Space Oddity" by David Bowie, "When Doves Cry" by Prince); Brian Hunter, tenor, Paul H. Kirby, oboe, Bonnie McAlvin, flute, William McNally, piano 

Musicians Club of New York's 2016 Joseph H. Conlin Benefit Gala and Award Ceremony, Saturday, May 7, 2016, Liederkranz Concert Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

Fugue for solo flute, Paul H. Kirby, composer, Bonnie McAlvin, flute

Musicians Club of New York Member/Composers Concert, Saturday, March 21, 2015, Liederkranz Concert Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza. 

Declaration of Dependence: I. The Same Great Love Song, II. The Wedding Song, III. I Depend on You, IV. In Good Times or Bad, music and lyrics by Brian Hunter; Brian Hunter, tenor; Bonnie McAlvin, flute; Andrey Tchekmazov, cello; Richard Dowling, piano.

Musicians Club of New York Member/Composers Concert, Saturday, March 21, 2015, Liederkranz Concert Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza. 

MCNY Presents Composer Bonnie McAlvin's "Parallel Transformations"; Bonnie McAlvin, flute

Musicians Club of New York Member/Composers Concert, Saturday, March 21, 2015, Liederkranz Concert Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.  

MCNY Presents Composer Bonnie McAlvin's "Bear Mountain"; Bonnie McAlvin, flute, William McNally, piano

Musicians Club of New York Member/Composers Concert, Saturday, March 21, 2015, Liederkranz Concert Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.

MCNY Presents Composer Mira J. Spektor's Four Songs on Poems by Ruth Whitman; Darcy Dunn, mezzo soprano; Bonnie McAlvin, flute; Andrey Tchekmazov, cello

Musicians Club of New York Member/Composers Concert, Saturday, March 21, 2015, Liederkranz Concert Hall, New York City. Video by Paula and Chris Argondizza.