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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Emilio Rutllant

Emilio Rutllant

Rosemary and David Good Fellow

Emilio Rutllant recently joined the Minnesota Orchestra as a Rosemary and David Good Fellow, after playing with the Miami City Ballet (Opus One) Orchestra and Sinfonia Boca Raton. He has performed as principal flute in both ensembles as well as in the Nu Deco Ensemble and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. He has also played with the Palm Beach Opera and New World Symphony, founded numerous chamber ensembles, and taught at Indian River State College and as a graduate assistant at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. In 2015 he held an artist-teacher residency at the Universidad de Antofagasta in Chile, which included a solo appearance with the orchestra, a solo recital, masterclasses and lessons.

Recent awards and honors include being the winner of the Lynn University Chamber Music Competition and Florida Flute Association Masterclass Competition; being honored by the mayor of Vitacura, Chile, for outstanding artistic achievement; and being awarded a private endowment for summer study with the principal flute of La Scala in Milan, Italy.

Rutllant earned his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Miami, and his Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University, in addition to studies at Lynn University Conservatory of Music. His teachers include principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra Jeffrey Khaner, former principal flute of the Metropolitan Opera Trudy Kane, principal flute of the Vienna Philharmonic Walter Auer, and international flute soloist Jasmine Choi.