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Woodwind Faculty: Eugenia Zukerman

Eugenia Zukerman, one of the finest flutists of our time, is also a well-known TV personality, arts commentator, and accomplished writer. A popular presence on classical stages worldwide, Ms. Zukerman performs as a soloist with orchestras, in duo and solo recitals, and as a chamber musician in a variety of collaborations. As a recording artist, she has over 20 recordings to her credit on a number of labels, with works by composers ranging from Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Fauré and Poulenc to such contemporary composers as Lowell Liebermann, Libby Larsen and Deborah Drattell. She also serves as Artistic Director of the Vail Valley Music Festival in Vail, Colorado, one of America's most popular and prestigious summer festivals that produces some fifty concerts over a six-week period. In her travels, she gives masterclasses, for which she is highly praised.

As arts correspondent for CBS TV's Sunday Morning since 1981, Ms. Zukerman has profiled over 300 artists in her twenty-two years on the program. She has appeared on a variety of other television programs, including PBS' Charlie Rose Show, NBC's Today and A&E's Breakfast with the Arts.

As a writer, Ms. Zukerman has been published in a number of periodicals, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Esquire and Vogue. She has published two novels, Deceptive Cadence (Viking, 1981) and Taking the Heat (Simon & Schuster, 1991), and two non-fiction books, Coping With Prednisone, with her sister, Dr. Julie R. Ingelfinger, (St. Martin's Press, 1997), and In My Mother's Closet (Sorin Books, 2003).