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Q U O T E S
“I have rarely met someone with more energy and fire
than Erin....her appetite for life is at once voracious and contagious.....she is a fine musician with keen instincts, a solid technique, high work ethics.....she continuously invests her inexhaustible high-spirits in her music and the results are simply thrilling...”
Christophe Chagnard, Director, Northwest Sinfonietta, Lake Union Civic Orchestra
"Whether or not wild Up is the future is for the future to know. But this much is certain: It works. If I ran the school district, I’d hire this collective to propagandize for classical music to every high school in the city."
Mark Swed (on wild Up), Los Angeles Times
“...a raucous, grungy, irresistibly exuberant....fun-loving, exceptionally virtuosic family...”
The New York Times (on wild Up)
"Standing in the midst of a metal jungle of mics, music stands and percussion instruments, wild Up flutist Erin McKibben lifted her piccolo to her lips and offered up a simple high note, letting it hang in the air briefly before repeating it with calm insistence. Moments later, that simple riff was returned, volleyed back like a tennis ball via live electronic sampling. McKibben responded in kind, launching an intricate back and forth, a duet with herself in which she performed on piccolo, flute, and water-tuned glass bottles."
Catherine Womak for National Sawdust Log
E V E N T S
January 26th 2020
Wild Up and Chris Cerrone: The Pieces that Fall to Earth
Staples Center // Los Angeles, CA
February 23rd, 2020
CAMA, SB Youth Symphony, SB Youth Opera, and State Street Ballet
Granada Theatre // Santa Barbara, CA
"Erin McKibben's flute tone was particularly rich and haunting..."
Alicia Byer, New Classic LA
"Reinecke's charmingly romantic showpiece for flute absolutely sparkles like a brilliantly faceted gemstone as played by our guest artist, Erin McKibben."
Laurie Heidt, Lake Union Civic Orchestra