Artist Biography

Tristan Durie is an accomplished flautist who is very active as a performer and freelancer in Toronto.  Recently he has performed with groups including The Canadian Opera Company, Esprit Orchestra, The Bicycle Opera Project, (performing at Toronto Summer Music,  Stratford Summer Music and the Westben Festival ) , SoundstreamsSneak Peek Orchestra, the Exultate Chamber Singers, the Casa Loma Orchestra and  Musica Reflecta. Other notable performances include world premiers of both Gabriel Prokofiev’s “Flute Trios” and Jonathan Harvey’s “Vajra”, the Toronto Premier of Brian Harman’s “Surface” for Solo flute at the CMC.

Tristan has performed in masterclasses for many world renowned flautists including, Emmanuel Pahud (Berlin Philharmonic), James Galway (Berlin Philharmonic), Mathieu Dufour (Chicago Symphony), Lorna McGhee (Pittsburgh Symphony), Philippe Bernold, Robert Langevin (New York Philharmonic), Peter Lloyd (London Symphony), Andras Adorjan (Baden-Baden & Munich), Jeffrey Khaner ( Philadelphia Orchestra), William Bennet and Trevor Wye.

Tristan is the proud and grateful recipient of the 2014 and 2015 Arthur Plettner Graduate Fellowships, the  2010 James Craig Opera Orchestra Award, the 2009 Percy Faith Award, the 2009 and 2010 David and Marcia Beach Summer Study Awards,  the 2010 Jean A. Chalmers Award as well as a CBC Radio Canada Galaxy award.

He holds a both Bachelor & Master of Music Performance from the University of Toronto where he studied flute with Leslie Newman & Douglas Stewart, and composition with Prof. Norbert Palej.  He is currently completing his Doctorate in Flute Performance at the University of Toronto under the guidance of Prof. Leslie Newman.

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