Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, MN
University of Minnesota
The New York Times called Julia Bogorad-Kogan “a wonderful flutist- her playing is graceful, virtuosic, and always full of interest.” Bogorad-Kogan, who became the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s principal flutist at the age of 22, combines an orchestral career with regular recitals and solo performances. A winner of a Grammy Award for best recording of chamber music, she has performed world-wide, including at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall, the Schubertsaal of the Vienna Konzerthaus, Washington, D.C.’s Phillips Collection, and in Costa Rica and China. A frequent soloist with the SPCO, she is also principal flutist and a soloist at the Grand Teton Music Festival. She has appeared on numerous Saint Paul Sunday radio shows, and at the Marlboro and Ravinia Festivals. Bogorad-Kogan has served as acting principal flutist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, the National Symphony, and the Minnesota Orchestra. She serves on the faculty of the University of Minnesota, and was an interim faculty member at the Oberlin Conservatory and at the University of Michigan. Her two latest CDs, on the Full Harmonic label, are “Flute Music of the Paris Conservatory,” and “Handel Flute Sonatas,” of which “Flute Talk” magazine wrote, “were you to have only one Baroque CD, it should be this one.” Having attended Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University and Yale University, she studied with Marcel Moyse, Thomas Nyfenger, James Pellerite, and Robert Willoughby. Bogorad-Kogan is a student of ballet at Dance Spectrum in Saint Paul.