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New Video: Jennifer Higdon’s “Autumn Reflection”

Performed with Charles Abramovic, piano, in Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, April 12, 2015

From Dolce Suono Ensemble’s performance for Curtis Presents

“This piece by my friend Jennifer Higdon has always been special for me, having given the Philadelphia premiere in 1997 I’ve performed it frequently on tour. The poignancy of the sweeping lines, the brightness of the colors tempered by the melancholy of the passing of time is deeply expressive.” – Mimi Stillman

Tour of South Carolina

Images from Mimi’s tour of South Carolina in February, 2015.

Recital with pianist Charles Abramovic for Treefalls Music, Spartanburg, SC


Post-concert with area flutists


Masterclass at Bob Jones University


With flute professors Amanda Barrett and Esther Waite, woodwind professor Alex Fields, and flute students


Flutists of Bob Jones and Furman universities


Masterclass for the flute studio of Jennifer Parker-Harley at University of South Carolina, Columbia


The band after Dolce Suono Ensemble’s performance on the Southern Exposure New Music Series at the University of South Carolina


Mimi Stillman and Charles Abramovic Recital in Pottstown, PA

Mimi will perform a recital with her duo pianist Charles Abramovic on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:30pm on the Red Velvet Hall series in Pottstown, PA.

They will perform Bach, Dvorak, Taffanel, Weinberg, winning works of Dolce Suono Ensemble’s Young Composers Competition by Chan Kai-Young and Viet Cuong, and Brazilian choros.

To reserve tickets, email here.

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Bonus “Syrinx” #6 – Le clavecin

At rehearsal wth my Dolce Suono Ensemble in a room at the Curtis Institute of Music, I realized my outfit matched the harpsichord. We played Dowland, Rameau, and Handel with harpsichord at our latest program. I was inspired for this Syrinx by Debussy’s admiration for the French Baroque, and especially the way in which he drew upon such composers as Rameau and Couperin in his late, neoclassical period.


Great press!


Read the latest reviews and articles about Mimi in the following media:

The New, in Context, for Ear Heart, and Brain by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim in The New York Times

Dolce Suono Plumbs Russia by David Patrick Stearns in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Aviary and Lunar Pleasures from Expert Musicians by Daniele Sahr in Seen and Heard International

Music and the Mother Tongue by Karen Rile in The Penn Gazette

History Lessons by Fred Cohn Chamber Music Magazine’s American Ensemble feature

Bonus “Syrinx” #2

I performed Syrinx at my recital with guitarist Allen Krantz at the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania at the first concert in my Dolce Suono Ensemble’s new partnership with the gallery on October 2, 2013. I felt inspired to play Debussy among the works of his friend Rodin at this exhibition.

New photos posted!

To see photos of recent performances with Dolce Suono Ensemble at the Hispanic Choice Awards, Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, and as soloist with Delaware County Symphony, please visit Mimi Stillman‘s Facebook page and Dolce Suono Ensemble‘s Facebook page.

DS7DSE on the red carpet pre-performance at Hispanic Choice Awards

Left to right: Celina Velez, violin, Daniel Lee, viola, Mimi, Louis Xavier Barrette, guitar, Hannah Ji, violin, Robin Kesselman, bass



New video!

Now posted on Mimi’s YouTube channel: Claude Debussy’s songs Romance, Les Cloches, and Voici que le printemps from Mimi’s book of arrangements Nuits d’étoiles: 8 Early Songs (Theodore Presser Company). Performed by Mimi Stillman, flute and Natalie Zhu, piano from Dolce Suono Ensemble’s “Debussy as Painter of Song” concert at Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, May 2013.

Syrinx Journey Day 353: “Syrinx” at Dolce Suono Ensemble Presents “Debussy as Painter of Song”

I gave this performance of Syrinx at my Dolce Suono Ensemble’s closing concert of the 2012-2013 season on May 19, 2013 (but did not have it ready for posting on the actual day). The concert was entitled “Debussy as Painter of Song,” in which I performed with stellar musicians Sarah Shafer, soprano and Natalie Zhu, piano. Our program featured Debussy’s song cycle Ariettes oubliées, songs I arranged for flute and piano, Arabesques for piano, and Syrinx, and the seven winning works from Dolce Suono Ensemble’s first Young Composers Competition. It was a festive afternoon of wonderful and varied music at the lovely Field Concert Hall at Curtis Institute of Music, where all three of us performers studied.