351 Ryder Hall

Amir Milstein, BM, MM

Part-Time Lecturer, World Fusion Ensemble; Instructor; Flute

Flutist Amir Milstein has established his career in the world-music scene, founding acknowledged ensembles such as Bustan Abraham and Tucan Trio with which he has recorded and performed worldwide.

His musical background represents a variety of styles and cultures including classical, jazz, Mediterranean, Balkan and Latin music. He has led numerous ensembles and collaborated with artists such as Zakir Hussein, Tito Puente, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ross Daly, Omar Farouk Tekbilek, Armandinho Macedo and Mikhalis Nikoloudis, among others.

Amir has performed as a band leader in distinguished concert venues and festivals around the world, including: The Royal Albert Hall, London; Carnegie Hall, NY; Teatre de La Ville, Paris; Cairo Opera House, Egypt; Montreal Jazz festival, Canada; WOMAD festival, Reading UK; Europa Plus Jazz Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia, Lille Opera House, France; Jerusalem Festival of Arts; Hong Kong Festival of Asian Arts, etc.

For many years Amir has participated as a lead player in music programs in the Israeli television and has recorded over thirty albums with Israel’s leading artists such as: Matti Caspi, Shlomo Gronich, Gidi Gov, Leah Shabbat, and Miki Gavrielov, among others.

He has also collaborated with several choreographers, with whom he has composed for various dance groups, including the Israeli Flamenco Dance Company “Compas”, Tanzquartier Wien, Austria, and co-composed, together with Grammy-Award-winner pianist Alon Yavnai the soundtrack for the documentary film “Democracy’s Outpost “.

As a music educator Amir has been a faculty member at “Hed College of Contemporary Music” in Tel Aviv, Israel since 2002. He has developed a music-education program for “Karev Educational Foundation”, and currently presents workshops and clinics at schools, colleges and universities, including Berklee College of Music, Dartmouth College, NH; Berkeley University, CA; Harlem School of Music, NY; Middleburry College, VT, and Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Amir lives in Boston, teaches flute and music education and performs with a wide variety of ensembles. He has been teaching the World Music Ensemble and the Flute for Doublers class at the New England Conservatory since 2009.

B.M. in classical and jazz performance, Jerusalem Academy of Music, Israel.
M.M. with Honors, Contemporary Improvisation, New England Conservatory.
Excellence in Performance Award nominee, Israeli Culture Ministry- 2003.
New England Conservatory Entrepreneurial Musicianship Grant- 2010.