Göran Marcusson, burst onto the American flute scene in 1987, when he won First Prize in the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition. In 1992, he earned his soloist diploma from the Music Conservatory of Gothenburg. That same year, he won a prize at the Vienna Music Competition. Sir James Galway awarded Göran a handmade flute of Waterford Crystal for his outstanding performance in the Galway Masterclass, which was followed by a duo performance on television.
Göran’s debut CD, The Swedish Romantic Flute, received rave reviews and has been followed by six more albums: The Nordic Flute; American Sonatas; Prokofieff, Martinu and others; Reflective Flute; Inspiration by Bach; and Melodies of a Silver Flute. He can also be heard on YouTube and Spotify.
Göran has been guest principal flute with the London Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Cadaques, and Gothenburg Opera Orchestra. Currently he is Principal Flute with the Gothenburg Wind Orchestra and also maintains a busy international schedule as a soloist, performing in the USA, South America, Asia, and throughout Europe. For the past 17 years he has joined the family of artists at the Newport Music Festival in Rhode Island.
Known for his inspirational and sympathetic teaching, Göran offers highly effective masterclasses. He and his wife, Gitte, host the largest flute masterclass in Sweden every October, called “The Nordic Flute.” Each June, he teaches at the Wildacres Flute Retreat in Little Switzerland, North Carolina.
Göran is a Miyazawa Artist and plays on a unique flute especially made for him called “Western Orchid.”
Read Miyazawa’s interview of Göran Marcusson by clicking here.