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Ilona Kudina

Flutist Ilona Kudina holds a Diploma from Berklee College of Music, and a Master of Music degree from the Latvian Academy of Music. Following her previous CDs “On the Bridge” (2006) and “Amber Flute Quartet” (2010), Ilona’s third CD “Nothing but Illusion” (2011) showcases her jazz flute style. Ilona has participated in numerous projects including recording and performing at jazz festivals in the US and abroad, an international jazz celebration at the UN, classical solo recitals in the US, Canada, and Latvia, performances at the Latvian Embassy in Washington, DC, Boston Symphony Hall, and many other concerts spanning various genres.For many years, Ilona was a member and later president of the Baltic American Society of New England, in Boston, MA. Ilona served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. She also has more than 20 years of experience as an educator. More info: www.ilonakudina.com

Ilona Kudina
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Is Playing Jazz Compatible With Playing Classical Music?

Back in 2003, right before graduating Berklee, I took a few private flute lessons with accomplished classical flute players in New York City. “You should listen to more recordings of Mozart,” suggested Robert Langevin with a smile. I bet I was “swinging” the Mozart flute concerto without even noticing. No surprise there – Berklee was …

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