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Tour dates for February 2015 announced for Collect/Project. Tour supported byt the Goethe Institut of Chicago.



FluteXpansions is set to launch coming soon! Stay Tuned for details.



New voice/flute duo
Collect/Project made its debut in Chicago and New York with the program "Altra Voce" in June. 

Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf has written a new work for Collect/Project, to be premiered in Feberuary 2015




European Appearances

Shanna will join the Collegium Novum Zürich as a guest in August and September 2014.

The World Premiere of article 8 [inifity] by Rozalie Hirs will take place at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek on September 12, 2014 in Utrecht

The World premiere of infinity stairs by Rozalie Hirs will take place on September 17, 2014 in Amsterdam along with The Adage of Spontenaity by Fredrick Gifford.



NewMusicUSA grant received

Shanna received an award from NewMusicUSA's inaugural round of grants to fund the commissioning of three new works for open-hole bass flute




ANODE to feature multiple premieres

Shanna presents the world premiere of Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf's Kurtág-Cantus II for piccolo solo April 12, 2014 at ANODE with the composer present. Additionally, She will premiere new duo and trio works by Pedro Alvarez and Ray Evanoff.



Sur les Debris nominated for Gaudeamus Prize

Congratulations to Francisco Castillo Trigueros whose work for bass flute and electronics, Sur les Debris (commissioned and premiered by Shanna Gutierrez), was nominated for the 2014 Gaudeamus Prize. Shanna will perform the work in Utrecht, Netherlands during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek in September 2014.



SORI CD Release

CD of composer Kyong Mee Choi's works for instruments and electronics was released on September 28, 2013 on Aucourant Records. Shanna Gutierrez is featured on the track Slight uncertainty is very attractive and performed on the CD release concert. CD is available for download or purchase on Amazon.


Neoterica Flutes Launch in September 2013 in Chicago

Brandy Hudelson and Shanna Gutierrez launched the avant-garde duo, Neoterica Flutes in September. Debut concerts will be in 2014, and will include summer masterclasses and workshops in Toledo, OH. 



New Mahnkopf Piccolo Piece

Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf has written a new piccolo solo for Shanna to be premiered in Spring 2014

Trio and Solo piece by Rozalie Hirs

World Premieres for both a trio and solo flute piece by Rozalie Hirs are being scheduled for Fall 2014


Prize at the Stockhausen Courses

Kürten, Germany, 4-11 August, 2013

I am very proud to announce that I received a prize for my performance of XI on 6 August, 2013! The performance was repeated At Suwon University on September 16, 2013, in South Korea.



Review of VOICES solo recital on January 31, 2013.



World Premiere recording of Fredrick Gifford's chamber and solo music for guitar and flute with guitarrist Jesse Langen on the Numerica label. Available on iTunes, AmazonUK, and here.


Kranichstein Prize for Interpretation

Ensemble Dal Niente was awarded the Kranichstein Prize for Interpretation at the 46th International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany, July 14-28.



Prize at Stockhausen Courses

Kürten, Germany

I am excited to announce I received a prize for my performance of THINKI during the Stockhausen Courses. This led to the US Premiere of THINKI on November 13, 2011 at the Chicago Flute Club Festival.



Reviews for North American premiere of Michel van der Aa's 'rekindle':

                Chicago Classical Review

                Chicago Now: Beyond Words



Kranichstein Stipend Prize

Ensemble Dal Niente was awarded a Kranichstein Stipend Prize  at the 45th International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany.