Brook Ferguson

Brook Ferguson, flute (Denver, CO), has performed as a concerto soloist with the Colorado Symphony, the New World Symphony, and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared at the Marlboro Music Festival and Tanglewood Music Center—as both an orchestral fellow and New Fromm Player. Brook was appointed Principal Flutist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in 2010. Previously, she completed a three-year fellowship with the New World Symphony, where she worked with Michael Tilson Thomas among others. She has made Principal appearances with Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, and Pittsburgh Symphony and has been the Acting Principal Flutist of Knoxville Symphony and Principal Flutist of Delaware Symphony Orchestra. This season, Brook performed Jacques Ibert’s Concerto for Flute with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Douglas Boyd. She also performed Michael Gandolfi’s Geppetto’s Workshop in Jordan Hall and gave the Tanglewood premiere of his Three Pieces for Solo Flute. Her performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra was commercially released on Yarlung Records and her live performance of David Amram’s Red River Valley Variations will be released in Fall 2014. Other solo and concerto performances were at the National Flute Convention of Japan and at festivals in Russia, Chile, Brasil and Qatar. Brook is a resident artist and teacher at the Marina Piccinini International Master Class at Peabody Conservatory and she has given master classes at the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Tennessee. She has also served as an adjunct Professor of Flute at the University of Colorado Boulder. Brook received her Master of Music from Carnegie Mellon University, as a student of Jeanne Baxtresser and Alberto Almarza, and her Bachelor of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute, studying with the Marina Piccinini. Other important teachers and influences are Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Paula Robison and Mark Sparks. Past Yellow Barn musician (2014)