gfa flute masterclass

26-31 August

RAFFAELE TREVISANI (Flute) Italy | BÜLENT EVCİL (Flute) Turkey |


Raffaele Trevisani’s virtuosic technique and brilliant musical personality are consistently praised by the public and critics. Raffaele Trevisani studied with Sir James Galway who regards him as “…one of the best flutist of the day for his beautiful singing tone, perfect technique and dedication to the art of music..”.

“The singing flute” and ” prodigious flutist” (Corriere della Sera), “colorful playing and expressive singing sound” (Markische Allgemeine), “…Mr. Trevisani enchanted the full audience with excellent technique and incomparable tone” (The flute, Tokio), “he has a perfect breathing technique, a rich, flexible sound, an impeccable finger technique and his intuition for poetry and dramatic moments is very convincing” (Der Bund),

“…extremely musical flutist ” (La Nazione), ” Great musicality and very intense sound ” (R.N.Zeitung), “Mr. Trevisani has inherited many of Galway’s qualities and added some of his own ……… thrilling sound and splendid technique ……. electrifying clarity sculpted with great artistic precision” (Pan Magazine, London Wigmore Hall debut). He also received unanimous appreciations from Jean Pierre Rampal, Maxence Larrieu and Julius Baker. Long time before receiving his diploma from the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan, he quickly became the young student of Sir James Galway, studying privately with him. For four years (1984-1988) he collaborated with the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala in Milan and for the last thirty years, Mr Trevisani has been performing all over the world. Maestro Trevisani began his solo career with I Solisti Veneti, performing in numerous prestigious concert series in Italy and around the world. He has also performed as a soloist with the Orchestra da Camera di Padova e del Veneto, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, I Cameristi della Scala, I Solisti della Scala, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Kammerorchester “Arcata” Stuttgart, Bielefelder Philarmoniker, Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, Orquestra Sinfonica do Paranà, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Adana Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of South Africa, Israel Strings Ensemble, Suk Chamber Orchestra, Silesian Symphony Orchestra of Katowice and many others. Maestro Trevisani has played in Japan, USA, Canada, South America, Russia, South Africa England, Spain, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, Israel as well as in Italy for the most important musical Societies and Festivals. He performed in many prestigeous halls such as Teatro alla Scala di Milano, KKL Luzern, Wigmore Hall in London, Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Bunkakaikan and Suntory Hall in Tokio, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Museum Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Philarmonie of Stuttgart, Musichalle in Amburg, Rudolf-Oetker-Halle in Bielefeld, Sala San Paolo and Memorial de America Latina in San Paolo, Baxter Hall in Cape Town, State Theater of Pretoria, Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Detroit Simphony Hall, Trinity Church in New York, Bohuslav Martinu Hall and Palify Palace in Prague, Milano Conservatory Hall, Catania Teatro Bellini, Bergamo Teatro Donizetti, Vicenza Teatro Olimpico,Sanremo Teatro Municipale etc. He has participated in well-known music festivals such as Settimane Musicali in Stresa, Settembre Musica in Turin, Firenze Musica, Palaces of St. Petersburg International Music Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Campos de Jordao Music Festival, Veneto Festival, Europaishes Music festival, International Music Festival in Maputo Mozambique, Miagi Music Festival and for the celebrations of “Ten years of freedom” in Sout Africa, Festival Musica nas Montanhas in Pocos de Caldas (Brazil) and International Festival “Le Corde dell’Anima ” in Cremona. He has been invited to play and give master classes in Europe, Japan, USA, South Africa and in the most prestigious flute festivals around the world (Boston, Frankfurt, Detroit, Chicago, Rome, Las Vegas, Milano, New York). Raffaele Trevisani has performed and recorded world concerto premieres dedicated to him by composers Carlo Galante, Alberto Colla, Hendrik Hofmeyr and Ernani Aguiar. Maestro Trevisani has been on the cover of four issues of the Italian national monthly music magazine “Amadeus” with the cd included. He is a Delos recording artist, a worldwide recognized label company for highest achievement in quality recording. Raffaele has recorded for the Italian RAI, the German SDR, the Japanese NHK, the English BBC, the Russian Television and the Brazilian Television; moreover, Globo Brazilian Television and RAI Corporation Television in New York (for the program “Italiani in America”) have dedicated to him specials with interviews and live concerts.

He has been invited to play duo concerts with Maxence Larrieu and with Sir James Galway for the Italian Television. Currently he is a flute professor at the Civica Scuola di Musica “Claudio Abbado” of Milan. He has been invited as a juror in many international flute competition as Theobald Boehm International Flute Competition 2011, Carl Reinecke International Flute Competition 2013, Domenico Cimarosa International Flute Competition 2013, and recently at the 2014 Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition. Raffaele Trevisani holds a summer flute seminar since 1991 in Premeno (Lake Maggiore) with students coming from all over the world. Raffaele Trevisani plays a 14 carat gold Muramatsu flute belonged to Sir James Galway and a 14 carat gold Powell flute.



Bülent Evcil (born 1968) is a Turkish solo flutist and is the winner of the Royal Belgium Encouragement Medal of Art. He received the second place award in the Best Overall Performer Award at the 4th James Galway International Flute Seminar in Dublin. James Galway, the famous flute virtuoso, introduced him as being one of the best flutists of his respective generation.

Evcil started his flute training under the tutelage of Prof. Mükerrem Berk at the State Conservatoire of Mimar Sinan University and graduated there from with the highest distinction in 1988. In the same year, he studied at the Royal Brussels Conservatoire under the tutelage of Marc Grauwels by scholarship of Istanbul Philharmonic Foundation. He graduated in 1992 with the “Diplome Superieur avec Grand Distinction” by winning the “Premiere Prix” in chamber music. He continued his education at the Heidelberg-Mannheim Music Academy under the tutelage of Jean-Michel Tanguy and obtained the “Qualification of Art” (Künstlerische Ausbildung) degree with the highest distinction (mit der Note eins) in 1996.

Evcil taught at the Istanbul Technical University (MIAM) in 2003. He was appointed the principal flutist to the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, and was invited to give “Master Classes”, not only in Turkey, but also at the Texas Tech University at Lubbock, and University of Texas at El Paso in the United States. In May 2004, he was appointed to play the solo flute at the Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra in Italy, under the world-famous conductor, Lorin Maazel. He subsequently made an European tour with the same orchestra.