This would be the right place to list all the schools and competitions I've done, but I guess it doesn't really tell you anything about me as a person. So I'll sum up the official cv part like this:
My name is Aiva, I'm a professional flutist.
I love flute, actually I have always loved it. When I was 5 years old I already knew I want to play this wonderful, shiny instrument and now - after all these years I’m still convinced the flute is the best instrument in the world.
I can divide my musical activities into 3 parts.
The first part is performing. I love to do concerts. I am lucky to collaborate with an excellent pianist Simone Pionieri (www.simonepionieri.com) and we are always having fun together. We try to find a different approach to our concerts. Apart from the golden flute repertoire, we play famous virtuous pieces and also music written especially for us. Often we talk to the audience and explain the music they are about to hear.
The second part is teaching. During the lessons my students become MY kids. Playing flute is a way to teach children a lot about life, relationships and themselves. It is something more than a mere instrument playing. Music teaches coordination, discipline, emotional intelligence, concentration and a lot of other things. It teaches to overcome difficulties and to gain a healthy self-confidence.
Last but not least – I draw. Everything you see on this website is made by me. I use my drawings to enrich the methodical materials, to have a fun moment in my lessons. I draw because I’ve always wanted to have something “mine” in the flute world. And actually this little cartoon girl is like me – funny, a little bit ironic, but – the most important - she loves flute with all her heart.