"Flautist Daria Binkowski was awe-inspiring in Harvey's 'Nataraja' and
Sciarrino's 'L'orizonte luminoso Di Aton...'”
"...the piece was voluptuously conveyed by Binkowski..."
"...played with slashing aplomb...
Versatile and adventurous, flutist Daria Binkowski is active in a wide range of musical performances around the world.
Binkowski has held principal flute positions with the China National Center for the Performing Arts Orchestra in Beijing and the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Japan, as well as performing with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony and the Seattle Symphony. She has worked with Ludovic Morlot, Jaap van Zweden, Lorin Maazel, and Herbert Blomstedt, among others.
Binkowski has not only pursued an active orchestral performance schedule, but is also heavily involved with the development and performance of contemporary music, and was a founding member of the Talea Ensemble in New York City.
As a contemporary music specialist, Binkowski has performed with the Talea Ensemble, the Easrt Coast Contemporary Ensemble, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and Signal, among many others. She has been a featured performer at the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music, the Newport Jazz Festival, the Beijing Modern Music Festival and the Audio Art Festival in Krakow.
Binkowski has worked closely with many young composers at festivals and universities across North America and has given masterclasses in both traditional and contemporary flute technique at the Harvard University, Clark University, China Conservatory and the University of Washington, among others.
Binkowski currently teaches at the University of Washington. She is the director of the Modern Music Ensemble ("Inverted Space") and leads Chamber Music classes, Flute Techniques classes, and gives regular lessons.
Cultivating audiences for contemporary music; alternative venues for music performance; interdisciplinary collaboration in performance.
Binkowski holds degrees in music from the Eastman School of Music and McGill University. She is currently finishing her doctorate in music at the University of Washington.