Margaux Filet started playing flute when she was eight. “I grew up listening to Mozart’s Magic Flute and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and would listen to it over and over again. When I finally had the opportunity to start playing an instrument the flute was all I ever considered. The flute is my passion.”
In 2011, Margaux became first flutist to win the Davis High School’s Concerto Competition and she is first flutist in a decade to win the Sacramento Youth Symphony Premier Orchestra’s Concerto Competition. Ms. Filet is a finalist in the JAMMIES and will compete in the final competition on May 7, 2011 at the Mondavi Center. Also in 2011, she was the principal second in the California All State Honor High School Wind Symphony. Additionally, in 2011 she was accepted into the Honor Band of America and Music Educator’s National Conference Summer Program at the Kennedy Center. This summer, Margaux will attend Boston University’s prestigious Tanglewood Music Institute where she will play in the Wind Ensemble.
In 2010, Margaux played in the California All State High School Honor Wind Symphony. In 2009, she was one of two flutists in the California All State High School Honor Music Educators Orchestra. In 2008, Ms. Filet was the principal flutist in the California All State Junior High Honor Symphonic Band.
Ms. Filet has been with the Sacramento Youth Symphony for six years, three of which have been with their Premier Orchestra. Margaux has played in concert venues such as the Dvorak Symphony Hall in Prague, the Schonberg Palace in Vienna, and the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.
She principally studies with Dr. Alice Lenaghan, principal of the Oakland-East Bay Symphony, Patricia Farrell of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Timothy Day, Principal flutist of the San Francisco Symphony. She has studied with Robert Dick, flute professor at New York University. Ms. Filet has had Master Classes with Dora Seres, Principal Flutist for the Danish Radio Sinfonietta in Copenhagen; Gary Woodward, flute faculty at University of Southern California; Michelle Caimotto, principal of the West Bay Opera; Karen Johnson, flute faculty at Georgetown University and Karen Van Dyke, flute ensemble director at Stanford University. Ms. Filet participated in the Northern California Flute Camp for four years and the associated chamber groups.
Ms. Filet plays on a 14k gold Haynes headjoint with a silver Muramatsu flute.
Ms. Filet is a junior at Davis Senior High where she plays flute and piccolo in the Symphonic Band. She is a member of Young Musicians Outreach, Honor Society and Key Club. In her spare time Margaux also enjoys kickboxing at a local gym and spending time with her sister, Nora, and friends.