Venezuelan flutist, Maria Gabriela Alvarado, has built a career in the United States as a respected performer and pedagogue of baroque and modern flute. As recitalist, she has performed solo concerts throughout the United States, Germany, and South America. As a performer of baroque flute, Ms. Alvarado has attended the prestigious American Bach Soloists Academy in California, the Berkeley Festival and Exhibition, the Boston Early Music Festival, and the International Baroque Institute at Longy.
Ms. Alvarado enjoys collaborating in numerous chamber music projects. She is a founding member of In Radiance, a Boston-based flute quintet dedicated to developing and promoting repertoire for this instrumentation. The ensemble performed at the National Flute Association Convention for three years in a row, as well as the 4th Annual Boston Flute Festival. They were finalists for the 2018 C.R.E.A.T.E. grant this past August. In Radiance’s unique mission has been recognized through the receipt of numerous grants. Support from the Friends of Flutes Foundation allowed the ensemble to record Journey Through the Genres in Spring 2016, featuring original arrangements and commissions.
While at the University of North Texas, Ms. Alvarado co-founded Amaranti Ensemble which performs on period instruments and is dedicated to the interpretation of historical work as well as contemporary music. They collaborate regularly with emerging early musicians around the country. Amaranti performed both at the Boston Early Music Festival’s Fringe Concerts series and at the Harpsichord Clearing House.
Currently, Ms. Alvarado is completing doctoral studies in flute performance at the University of North Texas. She holds a Master of Music Degree and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Atlantic Union College. Her primary teachers are Mary Karen Clardy, Christoph Hammer, Lee Lattimore, Paul Leenhouts, Marco Granados, Na’ama Lion, Eduardo Gomez, and Victor Hugo Rojas.