Francesca Ferrara, Flute
Flutist Francesca Ferrara has followed her music from Santa Monica, California, where she grew up, to New York City. She has performed with a number of ensembles around NYC, including Cygnus Ensemble, Argento New Music Project, Sound Icon, Access Contemporary Music, ShoutHouse, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Camerata Washington Heights Orchestra. In 2021, Francesca was a finalist for the New York Flute Club Competition, and in August of 2018 she was a resident fellow in the Contemporary Performance Institute at Brandeis University. As a committed advocate for new music, she frequently collaborates with composers, and has premiered over 75 new works.
With a passion for collaboration and sharing new music with a wider community, Francesca co-produces Blank Canvas at Future Space, a concert series dedicated to presenting diverse programs by up and coming composers and ensembles from around NYC. Incorporating her love for food into her music, Francesca produced Common Senses, a “concert” that brought chefs and composers together to create a multi-sensory experience.
Francesca is currently the Production Manager for the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program, as well as Production Manager for Baroquelyn, a Brooklyn based Baroque ensemble. Francesca also teaches private flute lessons and is on the faculty of Willan Academy of Music.
Francesca holds a Master of Music degree in Contemporary Performance from Manhattan School of Music where she was a student of Tara O’Connor, and a Bachelor of Music degree from The Boston Conservatory where she studied with Sarah Brady.