Flutist Mimi Stillman is an internationally acclaimed solo, chamber, and recording artist hailed by the New York Times as “not only a consummate and charismatic performer, but also a scholar. Her programs tend to activate ear, heart, and brain.” She has appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Bach Collegium Stuttgart, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, and Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatán; and at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, La Jolla Chamber Music Society, and the Verbier Festival.
Ms. Stillman is the founding artistic director of the Dolce Suono Ensemble (DSE), performing Baroque to new music with 54 world premieres in 15 seasons. She is an author on music and history, a media and radio host, and is highly regarded for expanding the repertoire for flute through her commissions and arrangements. Her awards and prizes include the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Bärenreiter Prize for Historical Performance for Winds, and seven National Endowment for the Arts grants. She also received a Knight Foundation grant to introduce chamber music to the Philadelphia Latino community through her Música en tus Manos project.
Ms. Stillman is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Clinician. She has taught master classes and coached chamber music at the universities of Texas, California, Florida, Virginia, Arizona, North Carolina, and South Carolina; the Eastman School of Music; and the National Flute Association. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and an master’s degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves on faculty at Temple University and Curtis Summerfest.