"Woodland Sonatine" - Ron Korb
~ from the "Radiance" CD
"She is a bright, sweet and technically accomplished flutist...." NY Times
Patricia Lazzara, flutist, has distinguished herself as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She is a three time winner of the Artists International competition in New York City and gave her critically acclaimed New York recital debut at Cami Hall.
Patricia’s newest CD – “Radiance” has been recently (June 2018) released to rave reviews. The album is a celebration of spiritual transformation and new creation with 3 newly commissioned pieces written specifically for the album. Composers include Grammy nominated Ron Korb, Dmitriy Varelas and Maurizio Balzola. In July 2018, Patricia performed on the Assisi Performing Arts Concert Series in Assisi, Italy, premiering two of the commissioned works.
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Ms. Lazzara has performed at Carnegie Hall several times and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Patricia has performed as soloist for the National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir and won first prize in the North Jersey Philharmonic Concerto Competition. Ms. Lazzara is a Miyazawa Flute Artist, (www.miyazawa.com), is the 2007 Winner of the Florida Flute Association Performers Grant for Advanced Study and a 2004 Winner of the National Flute Association Convention Performers Competition.
Ms. Lazzara’s newest ensemble is “Ensemble Bella Luce”, a quartet of soprano, tenor, flute and piano, comprised of musicians with a shared love of Italy, music and the language. In July of 2018 and 2019, Patricia performed in the Assisi Performing Arts Concert Series in Assisi, Italy, premiering two of the commissioned works. Ms. Lazzara is a founding member of UpTown Flutes (UTF), one of the premier flute ensembles performing today. Their sold out performance at Carnegie's Weill Hall in 2002 received a rave review from the New York Concert Review and subsequently they were invited to perform at several National Flute Association Conventions, most recently 2014 in Chicago, Il, 2015 in Washington, DC and 2018 Orlando, Florida. UpTown Flutes’ discography is comprised of “A Flute Renaissance'' followed by their holiday CD, "An UpTown Christmas", "21st Century Gems" and the latest release “Streaming Dreams” spotlighting compositions by member composer/flutists. Patricia served as recording editor for the CDs.
Ms. Lazzara is a founding member of Light Stream Orchestra (LSO), a quartet of flute, violin, guitar and piano that focuses on meditative music inspired by Spirit. LSO utilizes a multimedia approach to performances with added visuals to enhance audiences’ experience. Light Stream Orchestra's first CD was released the summer of 2018. Ms. Lazzara has released two CDs for flute and harp entitled “Enchanted Love” and "Celestial Sounds of Christmas" and a recent release “A Very Happy Noel” with flute, soprano and piano.
Ms. Lazzara had the distinct honor of being the flute soloist for the Papal Visit to Giants Stadium in 1995 and collaborates with harp, guitar, piano, vocal and string partners in many chamber music performances and in different genres. Ms. Lazzara is the conductor of the Ridgewood HS Flute Ensemble and is on the faculty of the Encore Music Program in addition to a full studio of private students.
She attended Carnegie Mellon University and received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Hartt School of Music where she studied with John Wion, has appeared in master classes with Jean Pierre Rampal, Thomas Nyfenger, Robert Stallman, Trevor Wye and has coached with Jeanne Baxtresser, Michael Parloff and Bart Feller. She also studied with Paige Brook and David Williams.