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Flute 360

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Guiding flutists holistically to discover their unique voice on and off the stage!


Episode 86: An Interview with Hilary Abigana

Flute 360 | Episode 86: “An Interview with Hilary Abigana” (1:06:40)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Hilary Abigana who is a Powell Artist and the flutist of The Fourth Wall Ensemble. Hilary talks about the inspiration behind The Fourth Wall, the creative process, and some tips for traveling musicians! Listen until the end to hear the social media questions submitted for Hilary!

Episode 86 – Main Points:

  • 0:24Gold Sponsor: Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Boston
  • 1:25 – Welcome!
  • 3:04National Flute Association, Salt Lake City (2019)
  • 3:28Brett Abigana, composer
  • 4:39Bonita Boyd, flutist & educator
  • 5:20 – Reference to Episodes 71, 72, 73 & 74
  • 5:35National Flute Association, Dallas (2020)
  • 5:49Edinburgh International Festival (2020)
  • 7:20Heidi: Please share with the listeners who you are and your musical background.
  • 7:29 – Hilary’s Answer
  • 16:07Question: While you were establishing your career was there a moment when you wanted to give up? If so, what did you do to get through this season in your life?
  • 16:25 – Hilary’s Answer
  • 23:36Question: Any advice for flutists who are pursuing a musical career as their profession?
  • 23:42 –Hilary’s Answer
  • 25:04Question: Was there ever a time that someone told you to quit the music business?
  • 25:18 – Hilary’s Answer
  • 30:10Question: Movement is a huge component of The Fourth Wall’s presentationsWhat have you learned about your body, and your flute playing through incorporating this movement into your performances?
  • 30:21 – Hilary’s Answer
  • 32:00Silver Sponsor: J&K Productions
  • 32:53 – Conversation Continues
  • 34:29Question: Since you are quite physically active in your Fourth Wall performances, how many times have you dropped your flute?
  • 34:37 – Hilary’s Answer
  • 40:35Question: Any tips for musicians who are traveling extensively?
  • 40:45 – Hilary’s Answer
  • 46:32Social Media Questions!
  • 46:38Dr. Laura Pillman’s Social Media Question
  • 46:45 – Hilary’s Answer
  • 50:27Rachel Mellis’ Social Media Question #1
  • 50:45 – Hilary’s Answer
  • 52:41Rachel Mellis’ Social Media Question #2
  • 53:00 – Hilary’s Answer
  • 57:17 – PICKS!
  • 1:04:51Bronze Sponsor: Aransas Pass High School Band – Winner of Flute 360's Giveaway!




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