Live Set at IPR: Jeffrey Cohan, flutes, Oleg Timofeyev, lutes

Oct 18, 2015

Oleg Timofeyev with a theorbo, Jeffrey Cohan with five of his flutes - in Ukraine, 2010.

  The 2015 Black Hawk Chamber Music Festival culminates Monday night at 7:30 with a Renaissance / Baroque concert at Iowa City's Congregational United Church of Christ. Last Thursday, the soloists - flutist Jeffrey Cohan and plucked-string master Oleg Timofeyev - came into our Iowa City studio t0 give Iowa a live preview. They were interviewed by Barney, who hosted from Cedar Falls. (Listen by clicking the arrow below!)

Jeffrey, who comes from Davenport, has been called "the flute master" by The Boston Globe. The New York Times writes that "he can play several superstar flutists one could name under the table." He has performed worldwide on both modern and period flutes, in repertory from ancient  to brand-new, and has taught at Grinnell, University of Northern Iowa and Augustana, as well as the University of Indiana at Bloomington. Oleg, who lives in Iowa City, is renowned for his work in reviving the Russian 7-string guitar and its repertory (of which he is recording a 7-CD set for a well-known Dutch label). He also has a doctorate from Duke in performance practice and is a master of the lute and theorbo (large lute), which he plays in this session.  Here's the audio: