Dolores August, flute
Dolores August has performed on modern and historical flutes throughout the United States, France, Netherlands and England. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Historical Performance on full tuition scholarship at Boston University, while continuing as baroque flutist with the nationally acclaimed Texas Camerata and the professional modern flute ensemble Flutes Unlimited. She is a member of two newly founded groups- the Boston Renaissance Consort (Renaissance flutes) and the Dulcet Dames (modern flute, soprano and organ). She has performed with the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra with Robert Mealy, as soloist with the Harvard University Choir, as Principal Flutist and soloist with New Texas Symphony Orchestra, and as repeat guest artist with the Texas Christian University Collegium.
She enjoys collaborating with other performers and composers, and has commissioned and premiered pieces by Dr. Larry Bell, Carson Cooman, Stephen Lias, and Dr. Adam Wanner and may be heard on Black Box, Naxos, Clarion, and Klavier Gold labels. Performance highlights Lord Runcie’s Memorial Service at Southwark Cathedral, the Queens Baroque Ensemble with Ryland Angel on Ile. St. Louis, Dido and Aeneas under the direction of Andrew Lawrence-King, music of Telemann with Simon Carrington, and the White House by invitation. Other engagements include performances on the concert series at Highland Park Presbyterian, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, Broadway Baptist, Penn Street Arts, and King’s Chapel.
She often performs alongside her husband, Robert, an organist and harpsichordist. She has two budding musicians- her son, 11, is an oboist and harpsichordist, and her daughter, 7, is a flutist.