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Kimberley Breilein

Kimberley Breilein, flutist, received her Bachelor's Degree in flute performance from Boston University, having studied under such renowned artists as Doriot Anthony Dwyer and Leone Buyse. More recently she had the opportunity to study with Louis Moyse, and has participated in workshops and master classes with William Bennett and Lorna McGhee.

A three-time winner of the Washington State Solo Contest and former member of the Seattle Youth Orchestra, Kimberley has performed as featured soloist with the Starry Night Orchestra, Skagit Symphony and the North Cascades Concert Band and as principal flute with the Skagit Opera Orchestra, Starry Night Orchestra, the Skagit Symphony, Tanglewood Symphony and the Rome Festival Orchestra.

Kimberley performs extensively with Trio Lumina (partnering with Sharyn Peterson on violin/viola and Matt Rehfeldt on cello/guitar) and "NOEL!", a Christmas touring ensemble featuring harps, strings, flute, percussion and poetry. Her company, Enchanted Flute Productions, offers exquisite chamber ensembles for corporate and private parties, weddings and celebrations as well as concert performances.

Kimberley also enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels, maintaining active flute studios in Oak Harbor and Mount Vernon. She is the woodwind coach with the Fidalgo Youth Symphony, and resident flute coach at Sounds of Summer Music Camp. Kimberley is a certified Suzuki instructor, melding this training with years of experience in "traditional" instruction, resulting in a unique, positive and fun approach to music, one tailored to each student's individual needs and goals.

Her CD, recorded with pianist Sharon Skidgel and entitled "Faces of Romance," features romances spanning two centuries, from Beethoven to the title piece, a sonata written for Kimberley by Bellingham composer Barry Ulman.