Alma Coefman, flute

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alma Coefman has performed and taught the flute in Argentina, Italy, Japan, Canada, and the United States.  She was a member of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires (Colón Theatre), the Youth Orchestra of the National Radio of Argentina, the Orchestra of the Catholic University, and the Cardenal Newman Orchestra. As a soloist, she performed with the Cardenal Newman Orchestra (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the Camerata Accademica di Padova (Italy), the Tsukuba City Orchestra (Japan), and the Concordia Symphony Orchestra (Edmonton, Canada). Ms. Coefman was member of numerous chamber music groups and contemporary music ensembles. She performed in several groups devoted to the diffusion of Argentinean and Latin-American music, including Nuevos Aires, Maíz, Tango-Gotán, Aires del Sur, and Nextango.  She was faculty at the Collegium Musicum of Buenos Aires, the Juan José Castro Conservatory (Buenos Aires), the Royal Conservatory (Toronto, Canada), and the Alberta College Conservatory (Edmonton, Canada). A sought-after teacher, she had large flute studios in four different countries. Currently, Ms. Coefman lives in Chapel Hill, NC, USA, where she continues her career as a flute performer and educator.


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