Flutist Mimi Stillman is critically acclaimed for her virtuosity, insightful interpretation, and adventurous programming. She has performed as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and Bach Collegium Stuttgart, among others; and as recitalist and chamber musician at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Philadelphia and La Jolla chamber music societies, and the Verbier Festival.
Ms. Stillman has collaborated with such renowned artists as Julius Baker, Roberto Díaz, Juan Diego Flórez, Eric Owens, and the Dover and Jasper String quartets. She is the founding artistic director of the Dolce Suono Ensemble, known for performing wide range of programming including 52 world premieres.
A Yamaha Performing Artist, Ms. Stillman has won numerous prizes and awards, including prizes at the Young Concert Artists and Astral Artists auditions, the Bärenreiter Prize for Best Historical Performance for Winds, and the 2012 Women in the Arts Award. Ms. Stillman also received a Knight Foundation grant to introduce chamber music to the Philadelphia Latino community through her Música en tus Manos project. She can be heard on several recordings, including Odyssey: Eleven American Premieres for Flute and Piano with pianist Charles Abramovic (Innova Recordings), American Canvas with the Dolce Suono Trio (Innova Recordings), and her daily recordings for the Syrinx Journey project. She has taught master classes worldwide.
At age 12, Ms. Stillman was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Curtis, she received her master’s degree and Ph.D. in history from the University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Stillman serves on the faculties of Temple University, Curtis Summerfest, and Music for All National Festival.