Kimberly McCoul Risinger
Kimberly McCoul Risinger Flute - Principal
Sponsored by Ann Evans
Flutist Kimberly McCoul Risinger is an active soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. She is principal flutist of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Linden Flute and Guitar Duo and the Sonneries Woodwind Quintet. Risinger also performs with the Chicago Jazz Symphony and has performed in several other symphonies and chamber groups including the Heartland Festival Orchestra, Ohio Light Opera, the Sugar Creek Symphony and Song Opera Orchestra, and the Washington Bach Sinfonia.
An advocate of contemporary music, Risinger has played concerts throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada, often presenting world premieres of new works written for and dedicated to her. She has soloed in most of the major concert halls in New York City including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, and Merkin Recital Hall. She also made her Chicago solo debut as part of the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Risinger has recorded for the Vienna Modern Masters, BWE Classics, Albany, and Americana Records labels. Her solo CD, Sonata Fantasy, of contemporary American pieces for flute and piano is available on the Albany Records label. Risinger’s second CD, Songs of My Nights, is a recording of music written for her by composer David Maslanka. She is Professor of Flute at Illinois State University.