Wendy Rolfe is one of the United States’ leading performers on historical and modern flutes and Professor in the Woodwind Department at the Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, she is active in performing and commissioning new works by faculty and students, often with a Latin or Jazz focus. She has released two acclaimed CDs, including “Images of Eve”, which featured music written by women from across the globe. In 2006, she recorded “Images of Brazil” in São Paulo, Brazil. She has toured the USA with a Solo Recitalist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Ms Rolfe was a Fulbright Program Senior Specialist, in residence at the Universidad de los Hemisferios in Quito, Ecuador.
Ms Rolfe performs, records and tours with leading period instrument ensembles. These include the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, New York’s Concert Royal, New York Collegium, Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, and Houston’s Mercury. She holds the Piccolo chair in the Cape Symphony Orchestra. She was a Tanglewood Fellow, and has also performed at the Fromm, Waterloo, Monadnock, and Buzzards Bay Music Festivals, and the Boston Early Music and Connecticut Early Music Festivals. Ms Rolfe has performed and taught at international festivals in Brazil, Peru, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Finland. In Ecuador, she has been guest artist and clinician at the “Perla del Pacifico Festival” in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and the Festival en el Centro del Mundo in Quito.
Dr. Rolfe earned the D.M.A. and M.M. from the Manhattan School of Music with Harvey Sollberger, where she focused on contemporary and avant-garde techniques and repertoire, and also performed with the pioneering Group for Contemporary Music. She earned the B.M. from the Oberlin Conservatory with Robert Willoughby. In addition, she studied with the legendary Marcel Moyse, with Lois Schaefer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Janice Smith of the St. Louis Symphony. She has performed in masterclasses with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Barthold Kuijken. Ms Rolfe has served on the Boards of Directors of the National Flute Association, the Pappoutsakis Competition, and the Greater Boston Flute Association. She is also Vice-President of Part-Time Faculty for the Berklee Faculty Union. Website: wendyrolfe.com