Catherine Boyack, whose playing has been described as “supremely beautiful” and “utterly thrilling,” began her flute studies at age 6. Catherine was the first prize winner of the National Flute Association’s High School Soloist Competition, the Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition, the MTNA Junior and Senior Woodwind Performance Competitions, the NFMC Student-Collegiate Competition, and the NFMC Stillman-Kelly Performance Competition. As a soloist, she has been featured as a guest solo artist with the Lake Forest Symphony in Chicago, the Utah Symphony, and the Utah Valley Symphony.
Her playing has taken her around the United States, Germany, France, China, and South America, teaching masterclasses, coaching small chamber groups, and giving frequent solo recitals.
Boyack has collaborated with several established conductors, performing as both a soloist and an orchestral musician under the batons of Carl St. Clair, Keith Lockhart, Vladimir Kulenovic, and others. Passionate about new music, she has premeired several works, including giving the West Coast premiere of Dai Fujikura’s virtuosic new flute concerto written for Claire Chase. She also is a passionate choral musician, and has toured with the world-renowned BYU Singers.
Catherine plays on a beautiful handmade Haynes 14K Custom flute and is thrilled to be a ‘Haynes Young Artist’. She is working toward her BM in Flute Performance at Brigham Young University in Utah, studying with Dr. April Clayton. She previously studied with Elizabeth Weissman.