Affiliate Faculty: Flute
The New York Times called Julia Bogorad "a wonderful flutist“” her playing is graceful, virtuosic, and always full of interest." Bogorad, who became Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra principal flute at age 22, combines an orchestra career with regular recital and solo performances. A frequent soloist with the SPCO, Bogorad has also performed at the Ravinia and Marlboro festivals. She was flute soloist in Lukas Foss' Renaissance Concerto under the composer's direction at the Grand Teton Festival, and appeared at Tanglewood as acting principal flute of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Bogorad has presented recitals in Seattle, San Diego, and Victoria, B.C., as well as at the Phillips Gallery in Washington, D.C., New York's Merkin Concert Hall, and in the Schubertsaal of the Vienna Konzerthaus. She has also performed with Pinchas Zukerman and other SPCO members at the Rolandseck Festival in Germany. A guest of several "Saint Paul Sunday Morning" radio shows on Minnesota Public Radio, Bogorad discussed and played a variety of flutes on an unusual live recital broadcast in 1995. She released her debut solo album in 1990 on the Schubert Club's Ten Thousand Lakes label, and is a featured soloist on the SPCO's recording of Holst's A Fugal Concerto on the London/Decca label. With SPCO bassoonist Charles Ullery and harpsichordist Layton James, Bogorad has recorded a CD featuring the complete Handel Flute Sonatas. She currently serves on the music faculty of the University of Minnesota, and was visiting professor at the Oberlin Conservatory in 1987-88.
Bogorad-Kogan has two CDs on the Fullharmonic label: Flute Music of the Paris Conservatory and Handel Flute Sonatas. Of the latter, Flute Talk magazine wrote, "were you to have only one baroque CD in your collection, this should be it."