Zara Lawler/Lawler + Fadoul

Ground-breaking flutist Zara Lawler, “an engaging, fluent, mellifluous soloist,” (Houston Chronicle) made her concerto debut with the Houston Symphony and her recital debut at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall. Recent highlights include the US premiere of Il Cerchio Tagliato dei Suoni, Salvatore Sciarrino’s work for 104 flutists, directed by Lawler at the Guggenheim Museum, a Flute Jamboree directed by Lawler at the Kennedy Center.  Lawler + Fadoul, her duo with percussionist Paul J. Fadoul, returned to the Kennedy Center in 2016 for a week of performances of their family show Break it Down! and debuted their new theatrical Clickable, featuring music of persuasion, presented by nancy manocherian’s the cell theater in NYC in November. For the past ten years, Lawler has integrated dance and theater into her performances, with the innovative ensemble Tales & Scales, in collaboration with choreographer C. Neil Parsons, and in large-scale choreographies for flutes including E Pluribus Flutum, Lawler’s work for sixty dancing flutists.  She studied at the Juilliard School with Carol Wincenc and Sam Baron. www.zaralawler.com.