" The gifted flutist dominated the evening with stunning treatments of the solo role...Stallman swept through challenging runs with
astonishing ease while coloring lyrical passages with glowing tones."
THE BOSTON GLOBE
The unusual creativity of Robert Stallman's
long and distinguished career as solo flutist,
musician, recording artist and master
teacher has won the highest respect from the
international press. American
Record Guide has
called Stallman "a consummate artist", while a
BBC critic notes, "Stallman's claim to a special
place among the world's
masters of the flute rests
in the daring artistry he demands of himself in
Stallman’s schedule has included appearances around the world from New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall to London's Wigmore
Hall, Vienna's Konzerthaus and Tokyo's Suntory Hall; festivals such as Mostly Mozart (New York), Musique à Cimiez (France), Ceský
Krumlov (Czech Republic), and Kuhmo (Finland); and solo performances with the American Symphony, Strings of the Philadelphia Orchestra,
the Royal Philharmonic and numerous chamber orchestras.
Robert Stallman has long made it his
mission to expand the flute repertoire with apt transcriptions, gratifying flutists everywhere. With over 70 publications from
prominent houses in the US and the EU, he has emerged as the preeminent editor and arranger of flute music active today.
Meanwhile Stallman’s communicative gift inspires composers. Major works dedicated to him include the Dodgson and McKinley Flute
Concertos, both recorded by Stallman, and Kukal’s new “Flautianna” Concerto, which he premieres in 2009 and 2010 with the Czech Chamber
In 1977, Stallman founded the Cambridge Chamber Players and the Marblehead Summer Music
Festival in Massachusetts, where for twenty years he created a unique series of chamber music concerts, broadcast regularly on WGBH
and called “special occasions in every sense of the word” by The Boston Globe. It was for these concerts that Stallman began
to refine his skills as an arranger and to expand the chamber music repertoire for flute with his re-creation of works by Mozart,
Schubert, Bach, Beethoven, Dvorak, Mendelssohn and others.
Stallman has collaborated with
many other chamber ensembles, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Alexander, the Mendelssohn, the Muir and
the Orion Quartets in the US, as well as the St. Lawrence Quartet of Canada, the Artis Quartet of Vienna, and both the Vlach and the
Martinu Quartets of the Czech Republic. Stallman was a special guest in Vienna’s celebration of the Mozart 250th, joined by
the Martinu Quartet in the Schubertsaal, performing his Mozart arrangements to warm acclaim.
Stallman's credits as a recording artist include
his widely praised releases for ASV, VAI, Sony, MHS,
Biddulph, and other labels.
In 2006, Stallman and his wife,
Hannah Woods, founded the Bogner's Café label, bringing
Stallman's esteemed arrangements
of works by classical
composers to new audiences. The label's inaugural release,
"Mozart-Stallman New Quintets for Flute
and Strings" (2007),
which Stallman recorded with the Martinu Quartet and violist
Karel Untermüller, was aired on NPR's "Performance
and "Weekend Edition" and has become an enduring favorite
on classical radio stations across the US. "New Schubert
Works for Flute & Strings" (2009) reunites these same
musicians in the performance of three of Schubert's early
by Stallman as two Quartets and a Quintet.
Robert Stallman graduated from
the New England Conservatory with two degrees and the school’s top prize, the Chadwick Medal. Mentored by Jean-Pierre Rampal
early on, he went to Paris as a Fulbright scholar to study with Rampal, Alain Marion and Gaston Crunelle at the Paris Conservatoire.
His honors include a soloist grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Koussevitsky Fellowship, the C.D. Jackson Prize at
Tanglewood, and listings in many Who’s Who publications.
Devoted to developing the next generations of musical
Stallman has conducted numerous master classes
at schools and venues across the U.S., as well as at
Domaine Forget Académie and Montréal
in Canada, National Conservatory of Mexico, Festival
Internacional de Flautista in Brazil, Hochschule
in Mannheim, Académie Internationale d’Eté
in Nice, Ameropa Festival in Prague, Odessa
Conservatory, Konitachi School of Music in
and the Shanghai Conservatory.
" What made Robert Stallman's flute recital at Alice Tully Hall Friday night such a satisfying one was more than just the variety
of the program; it was the way Mr. Stallman could bend the color and the character of his instrument to fit the music at hand."
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" A masterful player in every respect"
" Stallman is no ordinary virtuoso of the flute, though virtuoso he emphatically is. He dazzles because of his penetrating artistry."
" Stallman played with a liveliness and brilliance that was incomparable."
Robert Stallman with
The Martinu Quartet at the Ceský Krumlov Festival
MOZART - Stallman
New Quintets for Flute & Strings
Robert Stallman with The Martinu Quartet
& Karel Untermüller
Now Available From
FLUTE & STRINGS
Flutist & Arranger
"Recommended to Mozarteans everywhere."
- FANFARE Magazine
" elegant Schubert playing...he is superb...From any point of view, this is four star playing."
Sensuous & Lyrical,
Flute Music of the
Late French Baroque