On April 9, the Flint Symphony Orchestra will continue the 2021-2022 season’s Classical Concert Series, “RENEWAL The Timeless Healing Power of Music Inspired by Nature.” The FSO and Maestro Enrique Diemecke will be joined by multi-award-winning Flutist and FSPA Instructor, Brandon LePage.
Currently Principal Flutist for both the Flint Symphony and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, LePage is also an Applied Instructor of Flute at Oakland University and Instructor of Flute at the Flint School of Performing Arts. As an orchestral musician, he has performed as Principal Flute with the Detroit Symphony and Toledo Symphony and served as Guest Principal Flute of the Columbus Symphony for a portion of the 2018-2019 season. He has appeared as a soloist with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Southern Great Lakes Symphony, and the Detroit Civic Symphony Orchestra. LePage performs throughout the country with ensembles such as the Milwaukee, Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestras, as well as giving solo recitals.
LePage took a keen interest in learning to play the flute at a very young age. In one Wisconsin TV interview, he recalled going to church every week with his mom and listening to Gloria Estefan in the car on the way.
“In one of her songs, Gloria sings the line, ‘Flute player, play your flute’ and then there’s a flute solo. I desperately wanted to learn to play it!” he shares. He asked his mom if he could get a flute so he could learn that solo. “That set me on a journey that I’ve never looked back from.”
The winner of the 2014 Ervin Monroe Young Artist Competition, LePage was also a finalist for the 2018 National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition. In 2013, he founded The Studio in Downriver, MI and holds a private studio of flute and beginning piano students. He can be found giving sectionals and chamber coachings throughout Michigan and Ohio. In 2016, he founded Chamber Artists of Southeast Michigan (CASM), which produces a summer season each year in partnership with the Downriver Council for the Arts. Through CASM, LePage has been responsible for the commissioning and world premieres of over ten new works, and started a scholarship program for Downriver High School students looking to expand their music studies through the summer.
LePage holds a master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a bachelor’s degree from the Michigan State University College of Music. He is currently enrolled at the University of Michigan, where he expects to complete his Doctorate of Musical Arts in the spring of 2024.
IBERT Flute Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 1, op. 13, G Minor
Enrique Diemecke, Music Director & Conductor
7:30PM | The Whiting
For tickets, call 810.237.7333