Wincenc, Carol, talented American flutist and teacher; b. Buffalo, June 29, 1949. She studied in Italy with Severino Gazzelloni, taking courses at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena (1966-67) and at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome (1967-68); she was a pupil of Robert Willoughby at the Oberlin (Ohio) Coll. Cons, of Music (1967-69), of Harold Bennett at the Manhattan School of Music in N.Y (B.Mus., 1971), and of Arthur Lora at the Juilliard School in N.Y. (M.M., 1972). She was first flutist in the National Orchestral Assn. in N.Y. (1970-71), the Aspen (Colo.) Festival Chamber Orch. (1970-72), and the St. Paul (Minn.) Chamber Orch. (1972-77). After winning the Concert Artist’s Guild Award, she made her recital debut at N.Y.’s Carnegie Recital Hall in 1972. She won first prize at the Naumburg Competition in 1978. In subsequent years, she appeared as a soloist with major world orchs., as a recitalist and as a chamber music player. She was founder-artistic director of the International Flute Festival in St. Paul, Minn. (1985-87). She taught at the Manhattan School of Music (1980-86), the Ind. Univ. School of Music in Bloomington (1986-88), and the Juilliard School (from 1988). She won particular distinction for her promotion of contemporary music; commissioned and premiered various works for flute, including pieces by Lukas Foss, Joan Tower, Giya Kancheli, and Henryk Gorecki.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire