Worthen, Flutist, Durham
Worthen was born in Exeter, New Hampshire and received his
Bachelor of Music and Music Education degrees through the
Hartt School of Music followed by study at L'Institut d'Hautes
Etudes Musicales in Montreux, Switzerland. Worthen received
his Masters of Music with Honors at the New England Conservatory
His extensive performance experience has brought him to Russia,
France, Switzerland, Japan, and Spain as well as many New England
performances. Performances with the Handel and Haydn Society
include Symphony Hall, Boston, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln
Center, New York, NY, Beethoven Festival, Milwaukee, WI, and
the Edinburgh Festival, Scotland.
Worthen's recordings include Exotic Impressions: The
Flute Works of Sigfrid Karg-Elert with Janice Weber of Piano,
and Classical Flute Quartets: The Mannheim Quartet. Present
recording projects include Compositions for 2 Flutes &
Piano with George Lopez and Christian Delafontaine.
presents lectures and master classes locally, nationally and
internationally. His teaching experience is within New England
at the New England Conservatory, Bowdoin and Bates College,
Manchester Community Music School and Phillips Exeter Academy.
He has presented Masterclasses at Cambridge University, and
in Japan, France, Switzerland and the United States. His primary
teachers are Aurele Nicolet, Jean Pierre Rampal, John Wummer, and André Jaunet among other masters. Worthen previously
received a State Arts Council Fellowship in 1994.
Since the early 1990s Worthen has been Editor and Chief and
Co-owner of Falls House Press, a flute music publishing company
dedicated to the discovery and reproduction not only of flute music that is
out-of-print, but to publishing new, top-quality repertoire. His Andersen Etude
Practice Book, now translated into French and Japanese, is
used worldwide as a teaching text. This fall he was able to
bring publications to Ufa, Russian Republic of Bashkortostan,
and present them in Masterclasses at their conservatory.
see my performance and lecture as an opportunity to convey
the highest possible authenticity even to a new composer's
work by understanding its ethnic and cultural roots, hoping
to invite my audience to love the music as much as I do. This
creates a cultural bridge, a bond that enlightens us and helps
us to realize how much we have in common."
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