headshot Flutist Julie Scolnik’s tonal enchantment and communicative gifts have captivated audiences across the United States and abroad. The Boston Globe has written that “she plays with an urgency full of fire that melts into disarming delicacy,” and a French critic from La Provence praised “her vast palette of sultry colors and magical phrasing.” Scolnik has enjoyed a diverse musical career as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral flutist. As a guest flutist at festivals across the U.S. and France, Ms. Scolnik has collaborated with countless world-class artists and chamber groups that include the Brentano, Lydian and Borromeo String Quartets. She is an active soloist in the U.S. and in France for many years she offered an annual fall recital at the Salle Cortot in Paris still offers concerts each summer in Provence. She maintains a private flute studio in her home.
The 2017-2018 season will mark Ms. Scolnik’s twenty-first year as artistic director of Mistral, formerly Andover Chamber Music, a series she founded with her husband, physicist Michael Brower in 1997.  The series has brought her accolades not only for the high caliber of her artists, but also for her imaginative programming and personal connection she establishes with her audiences.

In earlier years, Ms. Scolnik performed as principal flute with many of Boston’s leading orchestras including Emmanuel Music, The Boston Ballet, and Lyric Opera. Ms. Scolnik is a frequent featured guest on Boston’s WGBH radio, having made over three dozen radio appearances. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with her husband, Michael Brower, and has two children, Sophie and Sasha, also musicians. Ms. Scolnik  has released two solo CDs, the latest, entitled ‘Salut d’Amour & Other Songs of Love,’ with her daughter, pianist Sophie Scolnik-Brower.

Since her recovery and treatments for breast cancer in 2005, Scolnik has found ways to play and organize benefit concerts which raise funds for support and research: The two most recent, a  full orchestral concert with the world-renowned Sir Simon Rattle in Jordan Hall, Boston in 2010, and in May of 2014 at the Hotel de Ville de Paris, for the League Contre le Cancer.  She has been a guest speaker at the Harvard Medical School twice a year since 2009.

Two commercial cd’s are available through the Mistral office and
through cdbaby.com/cd/ScolnikBrower.

  • Salut d’Amour & Other Songs of Love
  • Bejeweled – Encore Gems for flute and harp

Salut d'AmourBejeweled