During the past decade, Pamina Blum has attained an ever-growing international reputation. Her playing has been heralded as "pure delight" (Washington Post, USA), "effortless radiance" (Oxford Mail, England), and “rare perfection” (La Tribuna di Treviso, Italy).
Her appearances as soloist with orchestra have included the Salzburg Festival, City of London Festival, tours throughout Europe and England with the Camerata Salzburg under the direction of Sándor Végh, concert tours with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta under Roger Norrington, as well as guest performances with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Seattle, the Orchestre Symphonique Genevois, and the Camerata Bern in Switzerland.
Well-known as a chamber-music player, she has performed at the Menuhin Festival, Gstaad; Summer Chamber Festival at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; International Musicians Seminar, England; the American Music Week in Berlin with members of the Berlin Philharmonic; and the Asolo Festival, Italy, at the invitation of Bruno Giuranna.
Teaching is a further passion for Pamina Blum. Highlights include a series of master classes taught at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China, and annual chamber music courses, which were held at the Hindemith Foundation in Blonay, Switzerland.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Switzerland, Pamina Blum studied with James Galway, Aurèle Nicolet, Peter-Lukas Graf, and André Pépin, and participated in master classes of Marcel Moyse, William Bennett, Julius Baker, and Jean-Pierre Rampal. She has received her B.A. from the Basel Conservatory, Switzerland as well as a Master of Music and “Solistendiplom” from the Freiburg Academy of Music in Germany. Pamina Blum is the winner of several first prizes in European competitions and has been a featured artist on Swiss and American radio and television. She plays regularly with harpist Dorothee Hecking-Neu and the Harpsichordist Thomas Ragossnig with whom she recorded the Obbligato Flute Sonatas of J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach on the TIARA classics label. Most recently, Pamina Blum can be heard playing J.S. Bach’s Suite No. 2 in B minor on the newly released historical CD series with Sándor Végh and the Camerata Academica Salzburg (Orfeo C537002B).
During the past few years Pamina Blum was invited as guest artist to the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, England, and appeared frequently in concerts in Switzerland, France, Italy, and throughout the United States. From 1997 to 2004, Pamina Blum was the Director of Chamber Music at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana. During this time she performed regularly in the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society Concert Series and was a featured soloist on the Purdue University Convocation. Pamina Blum has also been featured soloist with both the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra (Concuctor: Anne Harrigan) and Purdue University Symphony Orchestras (Conductor: Jay S. Gephart). Pamina Blum plays frequently with the Bach Chorale under the direction of William John Gray of Indiana University Bloomington. Currently residing in Freiburg, Germany, Pamina Blum is a Professor of Flute and Chamber Music at the Music School in Basel Switzerland.
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