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Kathleen Purcell is noted for her exquisite tone and impassioned interpretations of virtuoso flute music. She has played Principal Flute under the batons of Leopold Stokowski's associate conductor Maurice Dubonnet, Robert Shaw, and Richard Woitach of the Metropolitan Opera. Ms. Purcell has also toured Europe as Principal Flutist and soloist with the United States Honor Band, and has toured the U.S. as Principal Flutist with the Idaho Bicentennial Orchestra as part of the official United States Bicentennial Celebration. She holds a Masters degree in Flute Performance from Madison, and has studied with Richard Hahn, Robert Cole and Samuel Baron and has coached with Julius Baker and Jean-Pierre Rampal. Today, she plays with Duo Espressivo and the Purcell Consort and runs a flute studio in Santa Cruz, California.