Shanna Gutierrez

As a specialist in contemporary performance practice and techniques, flutist Shanna Gutierrez is dedicated to promoting and advancing contemporary music in cultural life today through innovative performances and educational projects. She appears throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, clinician, and in various chamber collaborations, including Collect/Project and Sonic Hedgehog. She has performed as a guest with the Collegium Novum Zürich, ensemble interface, ensemble TZARA, Fonema Consort, and Looptail Ensemble, in addition to concerts and residencies in Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, The Netherlands, South Korea, Mexico, Colombia, and the United Kingdom. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her performances including, prizes at the 2011 (THINKI) and 2013 (XI) Stockhausen Courses, the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music, and a NewMusicUSA project grant. She was a founding member of Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente, recipient of the 2012 Kranichstein Prize for Interpretation. Premieres and performances of pieces written specifically for her have led to appearances at such festivals as the Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Sonic Fusion Festival, Darmstadt New Music Courses, BEAMS Marathon, and ANODE inaugural festival. Shanna studied contemporary music under Matthias Ziegler, Camilla Hoitenga, Eva Furrer, Philippe Racine, and Kathinka Pasveer. Such has served as indispensable enrichment to her performance studies at the University of Michigan (Amy Porter) and Northwestern University (Walfrid Kujala), where she received her masters and bachelors degrees, respectively. She performs on a Burkart flute and (open-hole) piccolo and Kingma open-hole bass and alto flutes. www.shannagutierrez.com