Ms. Reuter-Pivetta has performed as concerto soloist with many orchestras including the International Music Program Orchestra on a tour of Italy, Switzerland and Germany, the Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, the Lawton (OK) Philharmonic, the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. Dedicated to the performance of contemporary music and rarely-heard works, Debra Reuter-Pivetta has given many premiers both as soloist and chamber artist. Most recently she gave the world premier of a work by Margaret Vardell Sandresky. Other premiers include chamber works by Robert Dick and Lawrence Dillon.
Debra Reuter-Pivetta has recorded works by BÃ¶hm, Bozza, Saint-SaÃ«ns, Guiot and Burton with her husband, pianist Federico Pivetta. Their critically acclaimed CD is entitled â€œPassion and Romanceâ€, and has aired frequently on public radio stations across the country. American Record Guide says, â€œthey play beautifully together.â€ The couple performs extensively together. Recent highlights for the Pivetta Duo include the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, Community Concerts showcases in New York City and Charlotte, recitals in northern Italy and an extensive concert tour performing in 75 cities nationwide.
Debra Reuter-Pivetta is the principal flutist with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and the flute instructor at Salem College and Guilford College. Ms. Reuter-Pivetta is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts where she studied with Philip Dunigan.
Federico Pivetta is a versatile pianist with a unique mastery of both classical and jazz styles. An active accompanist, chamber musician and teacher, he has made numerous recital appearances with his wife, flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta and in 1995 they released their critically acclaimed CD, â€œPassion and Romance.â€ In February of 1999 they were winners of the Concert Artists Guild New York Competition, winning the Community Concerts Performance Prize. The year 2000 marked the beginning of an extensive concert tour across the United States. He has also accompanied renowned tenor saxophonist James Houlik in concerts across the United States, Caribbean and Europe. His collaborations with various jazz groups have resulted in several radio and television appearance and many recording projects. Other highlights include performances with jazz greats Ernie Watts and Arturo Sandoval. Mr. Pivetta is an active freelance musician and maintains a private teaching studio as well. Federico Pivetta earned his Bachelor of Music degree at the North Carolina School of the Arts and his teachers have included Eric Larsen, Anne Epperson and Barbara Lister-Sink.
"This was, without any doubt, one of the best concerts ever organized by the association â€œG.B. Maffiolettiâ€. Debra L. Reuter-Pivetta and her husband pianist enlightened us with a great performance of chamber musicâ€¦played beautifully, because the duo exhibits an intoxicating musicality, impeccable phrasing and deep understanding of the music." - Lâ€™Amico del Popolo, Belluno, Italy
"From beginning to end, the audience was treated to wonderfully musical phrase makingâ€¦ these two engaging artists established an amiable relationship with the audience early on and kept it that way." - Delta County Independent
"Pianist and flutist acted as one, showing their excellent ensemble technique through the difficult rhythmic passages." - The Alliance Review
"â€¦flutist Debra Reuter-Pivetta was more than impressiveâ€¦. she demonstrated her rare abilities to understand and convey every mood of the music she was playing." - Herald and News, Klamath Falls, OR
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1. Theobald BÃ¶hm Grande Polonaise in D, Op. 16
2. Schubert/BÃ¶hm Der Lindenbaum
3. Schubert/BÃ¶hm Das FischermÃ¤dchen
4. Eugene Bozza Image for Flute Solo
5. Raymond Guiot PrÃ©lude et Final PrÃ©lude
6. Raymond Guiot PrÃ©lude et Final Final
7. Camille Saint-SÃ¤ens Romance
8. Eldin Burton Sonatina I. Allegretto grazioso
9. II. Andantino sognando
10. III. Allegro giocoso; quasi fandango