Carla Auld’s performances as solo flutist and chamber musician has been described as “entirely captivating and impressive” by audience goers.
Garnering first place in the International Cosmo Buono International Flute Competition in 2010, Carla has gone on to present concertos and new ensemble works composed for the flute throughout the United States and abroad.
"The exquisitely titled Sorrow Like Pleasure Creates it's Own Atmosphere, a piece by Gene Pritsker (Composers Corcordance and Sound Liberation)
saw the absurdly talented Carla Auld create her own atmosphere with her ethereal flute work." Roger Hits, Highlight Hollywood
Carla’s first solo album, “Beauty in America” (MSR) was described as
....“beguiling... perfect technical command "
....“a very fine flutist” by Fanfare Magazine (2009).
"This CD (Beauty in America) makes for pleasant, traditionally tonal listening. Auld's playing is equally pleasant, with an optimistic, light sound". ~ MSR Classics (2010)
"Excellent, Carla, a really great performance and rendition of the concerto - Congrats!" (The Fallen, a concerto by Mark O'Connor - as performed on the "Beauty in America" CD)
~ Mark O'Connor, composer
Review of "Beauty in America" CD: "Commissioned by Carla Auld, Giammarino's 'Voyage to a New Land' portrays the immigrant experience. The first movement, 'Maiden Voyage' describes the arrival in the United States when hopes and dreams of a new life dominate. The middle movement 'Providence' expresses a longing for family, friends and places left behind. And finally, the last movement, 'The Pioneering Spirit' sweeps away the nostalgic yearning for what used to be with the energy and optimism of what can be in this new homeland of freedom and opportunity. Substitute tempo markings-Allegro Moderato, Andante Espressivo and Allegro Giocoso-for movement titles and what you have is a very beautiful flute concerto. This is its world-premiere recording and based on my personal response to it, Giammarino may be one of America's best kept secrets, for other than this new release I find nothing elese of his recorded. Where are all of the works cited above? If they're anything like 'Voyage to a New Land' they are worth hearing and really ought to be committed to disc... The star of this show, of course is flutist Carla Auld. Her playing is beguiling. Smooth balanced tone throughout the registers of her instrument, marvelous breath control, pitch perfect and technical command distinguish all of her performances on this disc. The music too is of a style and vocabulary guaranteed to appeal to those who appreciate it as I do - contemporary music made for listening ease and pleasure. Strongly recommended.".
"Congratulations for your CD, "Beauty in America"! The stylistic variety of your playing certainly gives a lot of life to the performance, and everyone will appreciate your devotion to the ethnic heritage that we often take for granted." -Jonathon Landell, Landell Flutes
Ms. Auld is a member of the The London Trio comprised of flute, violin and cello, The All-Women Woodwind Quintet and the AULD Flute and Piano Duo. Carla has premiered the works of many modern-day composers.
Composed by Katherine Hoover in 1998, this was certainly an inspiration for me during the covid lockdown. On the right, you can hear a newly published work for flute and piano by Steven Giammarino, a composer whose flute concerto can be found on the album, Beauty in America (MSR)