Eugenia Moliner has been acclaimed by FLUTE (The British Flute Society Magazine) as “an artist of the highest caliber.” “Ms. Moliner is an excellent, exciting and imaginative fute player, totally in control of the sometimes ferocious technical demands of the scores.”
And by Flute Talk Magazine, “Moliner is a fantastic futist, every note she plays is part of the story. She weaves a line with colors, vibrato use or the lack thereof, and a sensuality that is exactly what the music requires....
it is a master class in musicality.”
Her many recordings as well as her live performances have also received rave reviews in the American Record Guide, Fanfare, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Gramophone, The New Yorker, and other magazines.
As a member of the Cavatina Duo with her husband, guitarist Denis Azabagic, she has performed in concert halls and festivals in more than 30 countries across Europe, the USA, South America and Asia, in venues such as the Ravinia Festival, The Harris Theater, Symphony Center (Chicago), Da Camera Society (Los Angeles), Mainly Mozart (San Diego), the opening Gala at the National Flute Association Conference USA, the National Performing Arts Center in Beijing, the Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai (China), the National Flute Association (AFE) in Madrid, Palau de les Arts Valencia (Spain), the Aix-en-Provence Summer Festival (France), Campos do Jordão Festival (Brazil), Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, The Doelen (Netherlands), the National Concert Hall in Taipei (Taiwan), Daejeon Philharmonic Concert Hall, (Korea), ICCR Music Center in Kolkata (India), and many others.
As a soloist with orchestra she has appeared with the Chicago Sinfonietta, Daejeon Philharmonic, Camerata Serbica, Sarajevo Philharmonic, Monterrey Symphony (Mexico) and Traverse Symphony. Ms. Moliner has also performed chamber music with Mathieu Dufour and other musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Toronto Symphony, the Chicago Chamber Musicians and the Civitas Ensemble. She has appeared in recital with pianist Rob Broek, the New Opus Trio, the Aspen Trio, the Avalon String Quartet, and with the sopranos Patrice Michaels and Michelle Areizaga. While living in Holland she collaborated with numerous ensembles including the Rotterdam Baroque Ensemble and the National Philharmonic of the Netherlands. Her live performances have been broadcast on classical radio stations in US and abroad, including WFMT, NPR and Radio Nacional de España. She has also appeared on TV programs in Spain, Bosnia, the Netherlands and Taiwan.
Moliner’s discography includes 9 CDs on international record labels such as Cedille and Bridge Records from the USA, Orobroy and Opera Tres from Spain and Neos from Germany. Composers from around the world have written for and dedicated new works to her Cavatina duo. She has premiered more than 30 works by composers including Sérgio Assad and Clarice Assad (Brazil); Carlos Rivera, Michael Karmon, Alan Thomas (UK-US), David Leisner (US) Alejandro Yagüe (Spain); Atanas Ourkouzounov (Bulgaria/France), Boris Gaquere (Belgium) and V. Ivanovic (Bosnia/Greece), and many others.
Mrs. Moliner is an Artist-Faculty member at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where she has been teaching fute and chamber music since 2009. She also serves as a teaching associate in fute at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Eugenia is also the Music Director of the "Juan Gual Esteve" Summer Flute Festival in her native Burriana, Valencia, Spain. Moliner has given Masterclasses throughout the United States, including universities and fute clubs, as well as in music festivals and conservatories in Spain, Russia, Brazil, Taiwan, Mexico, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, India, Holland, Portugal and Denmark.
Eugenia started her music education with Juan Gual Esteve, at age of 15 started studding at the Conservatorios of Music in Castellon and later at Superior de Musica Joaquin Rodrigo of Valencia. She also studied at the Rotterdam Conservatorium Codarts (Netherlands), where she obtained degrees in solo performance and chamber music. Her teachers include Jo Hagen (Principal, Rotterdam Phil), Jaime Martin (Principal, St. Martin in the Fields, European Chamber Orchestra), Kate Hill (English Chamber Orchestra), and Els Van Zundert (Royal Opera Belgium). While studying in the Netherlands, Ms. Moliner won the Young Musicians of De Doelen Prize, and was twice awarded the highest scholarship given by the culture ministry of Spain.
Moliner plays with a Brannen-Cooper 14K fute with an 18K Lafn head joint as well as a Muramatsu silver alto fute. She lives in River Forest, IL with her husband and their son Alex. She is fuent in fve languages and her hobbies include practicing Tai Chi Chuan, learning about cosmology and watercolor painting.