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Katie Althen-Velázquez, an award-winning flutist, content creator, and educator, enjoys a rich career with a multifaceted impact on the arts. Widely recognized as a unique musician, the Boston Musical Intelligencer has praised her performances for their “great sinuous magic,” while flute legend Paula Robison describes Katie as “a true, intelligent artist with a wonderful sense of humor and awareness of life’s surprises.”
A Juilliard graduate, she has performed alongside Sir James Galway during his live 75th birthday celebration and shared the stage with Renée Fleming. She appeared on the exclusive 2018 run of Rocktopia on Broadway, a fusion of classical and classic rock music, and was the principal flutist of Yeethoven II’s Lincoln Center premiere, the Beethoven-Kanye West fusion concert that drew attention from TIME Magazine, The Atlantic, and more. She has also performed across the United States, appearing with the Reading Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, The Orchestra Now, Berks Sinfonietta, Artosphere Festival Orchestra, among others, as well as with the chamber music ensemble Frisson, with whom she toured across five US states and Bermuda. She has presented recitals across the US East Coast, as well as in México and Argentina.
Eager to diversify her impact, Katie is known to a wide audience for her contributions to the flute community on Instagram and YouTube, where she has amassed over 85,000 followers and subscribers, as well as over 4,000,000 views. She can be found @katieflute.
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