Ann Cecil Sterman, flutes

Ann Sterman’s four solo CDs released on the EMI and ABC labels in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong have sold over 60000 copies and earned her an ARIA (Australian Grammy) nomination both as performer and producer. She has been a regular guest on television on Good Morning Australia and on national radio and has won nine major solo competitions in Australia. She has a particular interest in new music, having premiered many new Australian works for Contemporary Menu, Musicus Novus, and with her own ensemble Newbridge whose novel performances of Pierrot Lunaire, in which all the musicians were directed and choreographed, received rave reviews in the Melbourne Age. She has premiered new works in three MATA festivals in New York, and several works with the Avian Ensemble of which she is a member. Last year she appeared in the BAM Next Wave festival. Ann has played principal flute with the Philip Glass Ensemble on tours of Greece, Italy and Australia performing the most arduous of Glass’s repertoire including Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Anima Mundi. She has appeared on the Carnegie Hall stage as soloist with Trey Anastasio and Patti Smith. She was principal flutist with the Malvern Symphony Orchestra for ten years. Ann can be heard on countless commercials and on the soundtracks of several Hollywood films including Secret Window, Taking Lives, No Reservations and Mr Nice. Ann is the featured soloist on the international cast recording of Beauty and the Beast. She has recorded for Avian, Sony, EMI, ABC, Disney, CBS-TV and Warner Bros. Her Bachelor and Masters degrees in music are from the University of Melbourne. Her teachers included Julius Baker, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and Mardi McSullea. Ann lives in Manhattan with her husband and two small children. She’s very excited to be performing with Avian ensemble again.