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Joanne Lazzaro World Flutist
As a classically trained orchestral flutist,Joanne has played all over the USA including Los Angeles (Disney Hall, New York, and Chicago (Symphony Center) and around the world; Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, & the Netherlands. She’s shared the stage with artists as varied as CeCe Winans, James Galway, Billy Childs, and Serj Tankian, and played for the Prince of Monaco.
Currently the Principal Flutefor the Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra;she also performs with the groups Los Angeles Flute OrchestraandPipe Dreams, plus ad-hoc appearances in other Southern California orchestras. She enjoys studio recording sessions, and collaborating on demos for film composers.
In 2018 Joanne started her own record label – JoRazzal Music, to produce and release her first classical album: Canyon Shadowsby New York composer Katherine Hoover. After reading a comment online about a modern suite for Native flute, classical flute & percussion that was first performed at the Grand Canyon in 1999, she contacted the composer for permission to make the world-premiere recording. Encouraged by the excellent playing by Terry Wolff on flute & Dean Hinkley on percussion (naming the group Dreamcatcher) and the successful release of the album, she is now working on publishing the sheet music. New projects planned in the coming year include an album collaboration with Susan SurfTone(based on the success of their first single Lava Walker - Live), two more world premiere recordings - a classical/smooth jazz crossover EP Suite Esmereldaby Eric V. Baum, and an orchestral classical single A Dark Goddessby David W. Solomons.
Joanne is the founder and host of the Los Angeles World Flute Circle, explaining her motivation – “This is my way of inspiring new world flutists, and giving back to the community.”She is currently a member ofthe National Flute Association,World Flute Society, The Recording Academy(the GRAMMYS®),
Joanne received her music degrees from Lebanon Valley Collegeof Pennsylvania (BS Music Education) and University of Southern California Thornton School of Music(Master of Music), and maintains a private teaching studio for students interested in classical flute, Native American flutes, recorder, shakuhachi and other world flutes.
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