Notes and Editorial Reviews
Ransom Wilson has long been recognized internationally as one of the greatest flutists of his generation. After graduation from the Julliard School in 1973, he spent a year in Paris as a private student of Jean-Pierre Rampal. As a flute soloist, he has appeared in concert with some of the greatest orchestras and artists of our time, including the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony, Frederica von Stade, Jessye Norman, Thomas Hampson, Susan Graham, Dolora Zajick, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Hilary Hahn, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Sir James Galway, and many others. Francois Dumont is a prizewinner of the most prestigious international competitions: the Queen Elisabeth Competition, the Chopin Competition, the Cleveland International Competition in the United States and the Clara Haskil Competition in Switzerland. In 2012, he received the prize of Revelation de la Critique Musicale francaise. Born in 1985 in Lyon, Francois Dumont worked with Pascale Imbert, Chrystel Saussac and Herve Billaut before being admitted at the age of fourteen to the Conservatoire National Superior of Music and Dance of Paris in the class of Bruno Rigutto. With Virginie Constant and Philippe Aiche, he is a member of the Trio Elegiaque.