Tara Helen O'Connor, flute
Flutist Tara Helen O’Connor is a charismatic performer sought after for her unusual artistic depth, brilliant technique, and colorful tone in music of every era. In addition to being a member of Windscape, Ms. O’Connor is also a member of the 1995 Naumburg Award-winning New Millennium Ensemble and is the flute soloist of the world-renowned Bach Aria Group. She performs regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Spoleto USA, Chamber Music Northwest, and Music from Angel Fire. A 2001 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, she also received two Grammy nominations in January 2003 for the recording Yiddishbbuk on EMIClassics. She has appeared on A&E’s “Breakfast for the Arts” and “Live from Lincoln Center.” A professor of flute at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music, Ms. O’Connor is also an avid photographer and has photo credits in Time Out, Strad, and Chamber Music America magazines.