May 9th - 14th, 2021

Ann Marie Yasinitsky - Flute

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Ann Marie Yasinitsky, originally from the San Francisco bay area, is a Washington State University Professor Emerita.  She taught flute, chamber music, music history and theory, and performed with the Solstice Wind Quintet, in residence at WSU, for twenty-five years. Ms. Yasinitsky has received numerous awards and grants including a “Special Commendation” award in the Vienna Modern Masters Performers International Recording Competition and a Solo Recitalist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She can be heard on recordings released by The Musical Heritage Society, Vienna Modern Masters, Soul Note and Revelation Records. She has released two solo compact discs: Flute Favorites and Intuition, on the YAZZ Recordings label. Ms. Yasinitsky is Principal Flutist with the Washington Idaho Symphony and the McCall SummerFest Orchestra and has performed as Principal Flute or as a member of the Spokane Symphony, Boise Philharmonic, Opera Coeur d’Alene, Siletz Bay Festival Orchestra, Gunther Schuller’s New England Ragtime Ensemble and several California orchestras including the San Jose Symphony, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, San Francisco Midsummer Mozart Orchestra and the Oakland Opera Orchestra. Ms. Yasinitsky has performed as soloist with orchestras in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including performing and recording a compact disc in Vienna, Austria with the ÖGZM Orchestra for Vienna Modern Masters, part of the label’s Music of Six Continents series. The CD includes performances of two flute concertos composed by her husband, Gregory Yasinitsky, along with a recording by the London Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Yasinitsky is a Yamaha performing artist and clinician.

Important News!

Registration for Musicfest Northwest 2021 HAS BEEN SUSPENDED! New Masterclass Series Announced.

Masterclass Series 2021


Masterclass Series May 10-14, 2021 – Please see schedules for more information

Location Information

All master classes will be held at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox except the piano division which will be held at Steinway of Spokane in the Recital Room.


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