Chilean-born flutist Emilio Rutllant is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts – Flute Performance degree, at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, with Trudy Kane, former principal flutist at the New York Metropolitan Opera. Emilio is also professor of flute at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida and teaches flute at the college level at the University of Miami. As an orchestral musician, he performs as the principal flutist with the Miami City Ballet – at 25 years of age, he is the youngest principal in the orchestra. Emilio has given solo performances on three continents, in several countries, including Spain, Italy, Austria, USA, and Chile.
In the summer of 2013, Emilio was given an endowment to study with Marco Zoni, the principal flutist of the Teatro alla Scala, in Milan, Italy. In 2014 Emilio was invited to perform a recital with Jasmine Choi, world-renowned flute soloist and mentor, in Bregenz, Austria; that same summer Emilio was invited to give three world premieres in Maccagno, Italy, at the SOUNDscape music festival.
Emilio has performed in master classes for some of the world's greatest principal flutists, including: Robert Langevin (New York Philharmonic), Jeffrey Khaner (Philadelphia Orchestra), Carol Wincenc (world soloist), Joshua Smith (Cleveland Orchestra), among several others. www.soundcloud.com/emilio-rutllant.
Emilio was awarded the Bachelor's Degree in Flute Performance from Stetson University, and the Master's Degree in Flute Performance from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He is currently pursuing the Doctorate in Flute Performance at the Frost School of Music while also serving as the flute Graduate Teaching Assistant and the Henry Mancini Institute Flute Fellow.