Pamela Vliek Martchev has performed under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit and Esa-Pekka Salonen, with the LA Times writing "you could almost feel her breath transformed into music". Toni James has been described in the Boston Musical Intelligencer as "poised to join the ranks of the finest" of her generation and has won "Recording of the Year" in Fanfare Magazine. Exceptional in their own right, flautist Pamela Vliek Martchev and pianist Toni James, are magical as Doyenne Duo. 2020/21 concerts will be announced soon..
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Pamela Vliek Martchev
Flautist Pamela Vliek Martchev served as principal flute with the Boulder Philharmonic in Colorado for ten seasons and has been a guest principal flautist of the Santa Barbara Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra and Long Beach Opera. For two seasons Pamela served as 2nd flute with the LA Philharmonic and has worked as flautist with Pacific Symphony for the past decade. A sought-after chamber musician, she has been featured on La Jolla Summerfest, Jacaranda, Dilijan, Le Salon de Musique, Luscious Noise, PIE, Bruman at UCLA, LACMA Sundays Live, Chamber Music Unbound in Mammoth, The Divan Consort and Hear Now. Frequently invited as a recording artist, Pamela performed the soundtracks for Spiderman 3, on Grammy-award winning albums by composer/pianist Billy Childs, television specials with Andrea Bocelli and Mariah Carey as well as the broadway shows King and I, Phantom of the Opera and Wicked. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music in NYC, Pamela is now frequently invited as a guest teacher at major universities including Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, University of Oregon Eugene and the Manhattan School of Music. Pamela's students have been accepted to conservatory degrees across the country and California All-Southern and All-State ensembles. Currently a Haynes Ambassador Clinician, Pamela is also the flute teacher at San Diego State University, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego Summer Music Institute and the University of San Diego.
Dr. Toni James’ recordings have won Fanfare Magazine’s “Want List-Recordings of the Year” and MusicWeb International’s “Recording of the Month” awards. Winning acclaim from MusicWeb International, Gramophone, Fanfare Magazine and the Boston Musical Intelligencer, she has been described as a “chamber music pianist of the highest caliber” (Gwyn Parry-Jones -MusicWeb International), “poised to join the ranks of the finest” of her generation (Boston Musical Intelligencer) and noted for her “wonderfully alive playing and the personality of her interpretation” (New York Times). In 2014, she joined the faculty of the School of Music and Dance at San Diego State University where in 2016, she was appointed Professor of Piano. Toni won the Regional Final of BBC television’s annual Young Musician of the Year Competition and made a Semi-Final appearance -as the youngest competitor in the competition- at the International Emmanuel Durlet Prize for Piano Competition in Antwerp, Belgium. Toni has concertised throughout the UK and Europe and as soloist with orchestra and chamber musician in the major US concert halls: Carnegie Hall; Weill Recital Hall; Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater; Jordan Hall; Rolston Recital Hall; Shalin Liu Performance Center; Bing Concert Hall and Copley Symphony Hall. As a collaborative artist, Toni has performed with violinist Rachel Barton Pine, Neave Trio, Conn-Selmer roster artists and principal players of the major symphony orchestras including the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra. Toni has also been presented as a showcase artist at Chamber Music America’s 37th Annual Conference in NYC, as well as being featured on Robert Sherman’s Young Artists Showcase on WNYC on WQXR and Live with Kathy Fuller on WGBH Radio. An invited Guest Teaching Artist and Jury Member for the Music Teachers' National Association, Musical Merit Foundation and Steinway and Sons' Young Artist Competition, Toni's students have been accepted to the major keyboard festivals in the US, Europe and the Far East, as well as to the Doctoral programmes at the University of Colorado Boulder, James Madison University and Carnegie Mellon.