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77 W. College St.
Oberlin, OH 44074
Clinical Assistant Professor of Flute, Chamber Music and Professional Development for the Freelance Artist
Kathleen Chastain, French and American flutist, has appeared in solo
and recital performances in the United States, Europe, South
America and Asia. Ms. Chastain has performed as soloist with chamber orchestras
of Toulouse, France, Paris Chamber Orchestra and Versailles Chamber Orchestra,
among others, as guest principal flutist with the Orchestre de Paris under the
direction of Daniel Barenboim, the St. Bart’s Festival Orchestra and the
Orchestre de L’Ile de France. She has appeared at prestigious music festivals
of the world, including Curitiba, Brazil, St. Bart’s Music Festival in
the French West Indies and the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland.
An enthusiastic contemporary music performer, Kathleen Chastain commissioned
works by Tom Lopez and recorded works by Elliott Carter, Noel Lee and
Ms. Chastain is currently teaching flute, chamber music, pedagogy, and
Professional Development for the Freelance Artist at the Oberlin Conservatory.
She has been on the faculties of the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur
de Paris, University of North Texas and Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory.
Kathleen Chastain has recorded with Virgin, EMI, La Flute Traversière,
Arion and Skarbo. Her CD with French pianist Laurent Boukobza, Flute Panorama
#7, was reviewed in the AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE November/December 2003. “Kathleen
Chastain sounds characteristically warm and charismatic. Her rich, full
tone and boisterous phrasing reach into all corners of these pieces.” You
may find her CDs on www.amazon.com or
you may download them on Napster.com or
At the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur, Ms. Chastain received
her Prize in the class of Jean-Pierre Rampal. She also studied with the
famous French flutist Michel Debost.
Kathleen Chastain has appeared on the FR3 television station in Paris as
well as France Culture radio station and WCLV in Cleveland, Ohio.
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