Dangerous Duets for 2 Flutes by American composer and flautist Gary Schocker is a fun, 3-movement duet for advanced players. The work offers a multitude of metres and rhythms, key signatures and tempi, making it into a real challenge for advanced flautists (AMEB Grade 7+).
About the Composer
Flautist-composer-pianist Gary Schocker is an accomplished musician of outstanding versatility. As a flautists, Mr. Schocker has performed with many of the world’s great orchestras, including performances with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra (while still in his teens!), I Solisti Italiani, the Dallas Symphony, and the New Jersey Symphony. He has performed in recital throughout the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Colombia, Panama, Taiwan, Germany, France, and Canada. He is often heard in concert with guitarist Jason Vieaux. Schocker teaches many students who travel to his home base of New York City as well as in mastercalsses throughout the world.
In addition to being the most published living composer for flute, Gary Schocker has composed sonatas and chamber music for most instruments of the orchestra. He has also written several musicals and children’s musicals, including Far From the Madding Crowd and The Awakening, which can be heard on Original Cast Recordings.
Schocker has won the International Clarinet Association’s annual composition competition twice and the National Flute Association’s annual Newly Published Music Award numerous times. Sir James Galway premiered his three-movement concerto Green Places at Ireland’s Adair Festival and has also performed the work with the New Jersey Symphony. Mr. Galway performed Schocker’s Musique française on his U.S. Tour in 2002.