Flutist Carol Wincenc was awarded the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the National Society of Arts and Letters in May 2014. Highlights of last season included the release of her debut album with her Trio Les Amies for GRP Records, and the world premiere of Breathless, a new concerto written for her by composer and Director of the MIT Electronic Music Studio Tod Machover. Highlights of the 2013-14 season included appearances at numerous festivals in North America and a gala concert at The Juilliard School, marking her 25th year on the faculty. The concert featured the Escher String Quartet, Attacca Quartet, Trio Les Amies, and numerous guest artists and students. American Public Media aired a portion of the concert (Yuko Uebayashi’s Misericordia) on Performance Today this spring, and Wincenc was later asked to re-join Uebayashi and the Escher to lead a house concert in the permanent residence of the Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations. She continues to serve on the faculties of The Juilliard School and Stony Brook University, and 2014 marked the release of the latest installment of her series for Lauren Keiser Music Publishers, of the Carol Wincenc 21st Century Series for Flute, a collection of Andersen and Berbiguier flute etudes, with flute two parts composed by Wincenc. She was recently featured on composer/pianist Jake Heggie’s critically acclaimed album release, Here/After: Songs of Lost Voices. She is also a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Flute Association.