Willow Flute Ensemble



Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 3 PM
Flutistry Boston
801 Tremont St, Boston, MA

Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 12:30 PM
Latvian Lutheran Church
58 Irving Street, Brookline, MA

Performing music from Mexico, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Latvia, United States, and Portugal! 

Ilona Kudina, Conductor



About Willow Flute Ensemble


The Willow Flute Ensemble is a 10-member group of musicians, specializing in all flutes from the tiny, high piccolo down to the deep-toned bass flute. When all four types of the flute family are played together, the result is a rich sound like no other.

Willow specializes in music from cultures around the world, expanding the styles of music available to flutes. Their recent CD, World Winds, features music from Venezuela, Romania, Russia, and elsewhere. WFE performs European and American classical repertoire as well, both traditional and newly-composed.

Other recent projects from the Willow Flute Ensemble include commissioning new compositions; premiering new works; organizing concerts for more than 40 flutes (the popular “Mega-Flute” concerts); and frequent performances in concert halls, churches, libraries and community events throughout Massachusetts and beyond. Selected performances from the past few seasons include Waltham’s “3rd Sundays @ 3” chamber music series; the Winchester Community Music School Fundraiser for Japan Earthquake Relief; Arlington’s Menotomy Concert Series; concerts at libraries in Amherst, NH and Quincy, MA; and two headlining nights at Harvard Square’s venerable Club Passim, which is widely-respected as a focal point of the national folk music scene.

The Willow Flute Ensemble has published two CDs, available at CDBaby.

Whether it’s a seaside art gallery, a children’s concert, or an invited performance at the National Flute Association Annual Convention, audiences rave about the variety of styles, the energy, the flexibility of sound, and just plain fun of listening to those unusual flute sounds.



Our Director

Ilona Kudina


Latvian-American independent artist — flutist, vocalist, composer, and educator

Ilona is a diverse artist and strong leader with her own voice. She holds both a Diploma in jazz/contemporary flute performance from Berklee College of Music, and also a Master of Music degree in classical flute performance from the Latvian Academy of Music.

For many years Ilona was a member and later the president of the Baltic American Society of New England in Boston, MA, where she managed and produced many successful concerts. Ilona served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. She is an educator with more then 20 years of experience.

In addition to Ilona's CD “On The Bridge” and CD “Amber Flute Quartet”, her latest CD “Nothing But Illusion”, showcases her jazz flute style. Joining Ilona on flute, alto flute, piano and vocals are: Billy Hart, drums; Greg Hopkins, trumpet; Vardan Ovsepian, piano; Akili Jamal Haynes, bass; and Don Hunerberg, sound producer.







A unique blend of classical and world music from a broad range of flutes - from piccolo to bass flute and several between.

Sergei Rachmaninov
Selections from All Night Vigil, op. 37

Darius Mackie
Through the Intrinsic Forest

Romanian Folk Suite

Georg Philip Telemann
Fantasia in D major, no 7

Tomas Luis de Victoria
Quem Vidistis, Pastores?

Venezuelan Folk Suite

Purchase our CD at CDBaby!





Willow Flute Ensemble

P.O. Box 79036

Belmont, MA 02479-0036

Phone: 802-257-2657


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