Flute duo, In Sterio to perform in Ames

In Sterio Flute Duo will give a performance at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, located in the Music Building on the ISU Campus.Classically trained, yet stylistically unique, the ground breaking flute duo IN STERIO fuses virtuosic flute playing with original and eclectic cross-cultural music for an electrifying and powerful presentation of sound.

Shivhan Dohse and Erica Peel formed In Sterio in 2007 and draw inspiration from rock, jazz, classical, latin, funk, folk, world and electro styles for a sound that has been described as “two flutes – one brain.” Performances have been praised as “spell binding” and “awe inspiring.” This high octane, “outside the box” duo brings audiences to their feet.

After successful appearances at the National Flute Conventions in Anaheim, Calif., New York City and Kansas City, In Sterio was invited to perform full programs of their original works at the 2011 National Flute Association Convention. They were honored to be Guest Artists for the 2011 Florida Music Educators Association Conference in Tampa and made such a dramatic impression they were invited back as the Featured Artists for the 2012 Convention. They released their debut CD “Frequency” in 2010 and their second CD is in the works. They tour frequently, performing and presenting clinics nationally at schools, music and art festivals, conventions and private venues. In Sterio continues to grow in popularity developing a fan base both within and outside of the flute community.

Erica Peel earned a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from the University of Miami in Florida, where she studied with the late Christine-Nield Capote. In 2003, she moved to Santa Barbara, CA for a year of intensive study with Jill Felber of ZAWA!, and became the Principle Flutist of The Debut Orchestra in Los Angeles. She spent three years with the Honolulu Symphony and is currently the Piccolo/Flutist with the Omaha Symphony.

Peel has been a prizewinner in several competitions, including the Mid-Atlantic Young Artist Competition, the FSK Young Artist Competition, the National Flute Association’s Orchestral Audition Competition, and the Florida Flute Association Young Artist competition. She has performed with the Chicago Symphony, Florida Philharmonic and the Music in the Mountains Festival.

Shivhan Dohse completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Northern Iowa studying under Angeleita Floyd and her Master of Music degree from the University of California Santa Barbara as Jill Felber’s teaching assistant. While at UNI, Shivhan spent a semester studying Irish music in Cork, Ireland as well as a summer studying at the Herzan Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, Russia. Dohse taught undergraduate flute lessons, directed the flute choir, coordinated the ‘Flute Focus’ summer seminar while at UCSB and performed with her Irish band, DannsAir.

Dohse is currently Principal Flute with the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra and the National Marketing & Sales Director for Miyazawa. She maintains a private studio and can be heard in performances with the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra as well as the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra.

Dohse and Peel are Miyazawa artists and believe strongly that music education plays a vital role in our culture. They continue to make their mark across the country encouraging musicians and non-musicians alike to break free of the boundaries and stereotypes set by instrumental traditions. In Sterio will work with area schools and community organizations in an Oct. 29-Nov. 2 residency sponsored by Iowa State Center’s Martha-Ellen Tye Performing Arts Institute.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $5 ISU students/18 & under (at the door). Tickets are available at Stephens Auditorium Ticket Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000. For more information about the show, visit www.center.iastate.edu or www.insterio.com.