“The kind of performance that sparks wild standing ovations. Definitive” says the American Record Guide of American flutist Linda Chatterton. A Yamaha Performing Artist, Ms. Chatterton has performed in New York at Carnegie and Alice Tully halls, was a featured recitalist on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, and has been heard throughout the US many times on National Public Radio’s Performance Today. Ms. Chatterton has performed with numerous groups including the Minnesota Orchestra, and she tours regularly as a duo performer with both harp and piano. As a concerto soloist, highlights include many performances of traditional and contemporary repertoire in the US and Europe. She has served as a US State Department Arts Ambassador overseas and is a regular performer and lecturer at the National Flute Association’s and British Flute Society’s conferences.
Ms. Chatterton has commissioned, recorded and premiered dozens of new works, including music by Edie Hill, Lu Pei, Abbie Betinis, David Kechley, David Evan Thomas, Ailis Ni Riain, Takuma Itoh, Brian Ciach and Roberto Sierra.
Recent projects included a nine-state concert tour in the US, a concerto performance with the State Hermitage Chamber Orchestra in Moscow, Russia, with a master class at the Moscow Conservatory, concerts and master classes in the UAE, Spain, Romania and a concert tour of Australia with pianist Matthew McCright. Her recent London concert at the famous St. Martin-in-the-Fields concert series with McCright garnered the review: “Throughout the concert Chatterton displayed lovely tone and a fine sense of line, with technical prowess which was always understated, resulting in some involving and intelligent performances.”
She is a two-time recipient and the only flute soloist to win a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians, and she has received many prizes and awards from the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the American Composers Forum.
In addition to her concert schedule, Ms. Chatterton is highly regarded for her insightful master classes, and she has served as a mentor to music students at the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts. In a related realm, Ms. Chatterton often can be heard giving her “It Sounded Better at Home!” workshop series based on her extensive work on the psychology of optimum performance. “It Sounded Better at Home!” will soon be released as a book
She received her Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota and her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music as a scholarship student of Bonita Boyd.
Ms. Chatterton has recorded on the CBS Masterworks, Innova, and Gothic labels, and has also independently released six compact disc recordings. Her latest, with pianist Matthew McCright as the Chatterton-McCright Duo, is “French Connections,” featuring Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata in D Major, op. 94, Yuko Uebayashi’s Sonate, and Ms. Chatterton’s transcription of Camille Saint-Saens’ Violin Sonata in D Minor, op. 75.