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About Erica

Erica Coutsouridis has been featured as a flute soloist with classical and jazz ensembles, playing concerti to chamber music concerts. Before settling in Tacoma, Washington, Erica served in Army Bands in Virginia, Kentucky, and Iraq. She currently plays flute and piccolo in the Washington Army National Guard Band, Olympia Symphony Orchestra, and Philharmonia Northwest in Seattle, and has played in the Northwest Symphony Orchestra and other Pacific Northwest ensembles. She performed the Pacific Northwest premier of Charles R. Young's Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble with the Guard Band in July 2010 and performed it again in Iowa with the Coe College Concert Band the following spring.

Her flute and guitar ensemble, Duo Rubicund, released their first CD, Imaginary Landscapes in early 2011, featuring works of living American composers. Erica and Meredith Connie (guitar) formed the duo in 2008 and have since established themselves as innovative members of the local arts community, winning praise and acclaim for concerts and collaborations with artists in other media. The Duo has been invited to perform in Las Vegas at the 40th Annual National Flute Association Convention in August 2012.

Although classically trained, Erica has explored jazz and other popular idioms on flute throughout the years. She is a founding member of Feverton, a Seattle-based band playing original and highly danceable music with funk, rap, jazz, and rock elements.

Erica holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and a Masters degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, both in Flute Performance. She has studied with Jan Boland, Mary Posses, Renee Siebert, Zart Dombourian-Eby and Donna Shin, and has played for many other noted flutists at master classes.

Erica teaches general music at Montessori In Motion School in University Place, and maintains a private studio, teaching flute and piano lessons at her home in Lakewood.

Contact Erica at (253) 861-3319 or ericajcouts@gmail.com.

Concerts & Events Calendar

Audio & Video

Ven a Mis Brazos by
Christopher Caliendo (video)

Flute Concerto
July, 2010 (video)

Tango Solitaire by
David Leisner (video)

More with Duo Rubicund

Bach Largo (mp3)
From Sonata in B minor

Muczynski Duos 1&6 (mp3)
Christopher Nichols, clarinet

Hue Fantaisie, excerpt (mp3)

Press Kit

Erica's Bio (Long Version) (pdf)

Erica's Bio (Short Version) (pdf)

Press Photos (jpg)