Horsfall Competition and Adjudicator Recital

Horsfall Competition: Saturday, January 18 9:00am – 5:00pm

Horsfall Guest Artist Recital featuring Leone Buyse: Sunday, January 19, 2014 3:00pm

UW, School of Music


Leone Buyse, Upper Division Adjudicator
Laura Barron, Lower Division Adjudicator

Horsfall Competition (January 18th): Free for auditors!

Horsfall Guest Artist Recital featuring Leone Buyse:
SFS Student Members: $10
SFS Members: $15
General Admission: $20

Click for the Horsfall Rules 2014 and Horsfall Competiton Application 2014

Click here for the Horsfall Competition History

About the Adjudicators


Laura Barron

Hailed as “one of the finest flutists of her generation” (Flute Network) Laura Barron made her solo debut, at age 17, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has given recitals and taught master classes from New Zealand to the Yukon, premiered over 50 works with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and given several performances at Carnegie Hall. In her early career, she was often a featured soloist with the Brandenburg Ensemble in Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center.  Additionally, she served as principal flute of the American Sinfonietta Orchestra, and performed with the Minnesota and Vancouver Symphonies.  She has held faculty positions at the University of Oregon, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Northern Arizona University.   In 2007, she and her husband Geoff Cross spent an illuminating year traveling to five continents.  This experience included European recitals, French courses in Morocco, Dalai Lama teachings in India, and volunteer work in the Bolivian jungle.  This transformative time continues to inform her artistic work.  A lifelong activist, Laura’s growing interest in Art for Social Change spawned her recently founded non-profit, Instruments of Change, with which she pursues a variety of community-engaged, interdisciplinary art projects in schools, hospices and with at-risk youth throughout Vancouver, where she is now based.  During the past two years, Laura also taught yoga at a BC women’s prison. Inspired by the positive impact of this work, she has now developed a music education program for incarcerated women with Instruments of Change. Currently, Laura is a member of Something Collective, an artist team-in-residence at Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, and she has just completed her first novel, Mosquito Chronicles.

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Flutist Leone Buyse relinquished her principal positions with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops in 1993 to pursue a more active solo and teaching career after 22 years as an orchestral musician. A former member of the San Francisco Symphony and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, she has appeared as soloist on numerous occasions with those orchestras and also with the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops, the Utah Symphony, and l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. She has performed with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players throughout Europe and Japan, with the Tokyo, Juilliard, and Muir String Quartets, in recital with Jessye Norman and Yo-Yo Ma, and at many festivals, including Aspen, Sarasota, Norfolk, and Orcas Island. The only American prizewinner in the 1969 Geneva International Flute Competition, Ms. Buyse has presented recitals and master classes across the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Panama, Brazil, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. Her solo recordings have appeared on the Crystal, Boston Records, Albany, and C.R.I. labels and she may be heard as solo flutist on recordings of the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops and the San Francisco Symphony for the Philips, Deutsche Grammophon, RCA Victor, and Sony Classical labels. With her husband, clarinetist Michael Webster, she co-founded the Webster Trio, which has recorded for Crystal Records and the Japanese labels Camerata Tokyo and Nami. Ms. Buyse is the Joseph and Ida K. Mullen Professor of Flute at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and has also taught at the University of Michigan, the New England Conservatory, Boston University, the Tanglewood Music Center, and as a visiting professor at the Eastman School of Music. Her students hold positions at major universities and in many major orchestras, including the symphony orchestras of Cleveland, San Franci sco, St. Louis, Houston, and Kansas City, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Colorado Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony, the Adelaide Symphony, and the Singapore Symphony.