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Lars Johannesson, Flute

Lars Johannesson, flutist, is an active performer and teacher in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas. Lars studied modern flute with Lloyd Gowen and Tim Day at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he also began playing Baroque flute. He pursued post-graduate studies in Baroque flute with Wilbert Hazelzet at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Holland.

Over the years, Lars has performed with numerous West Coast early music ensembles and orchestras, as well as a variety of modern instrument groups. Lars appears regularly with Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, Ensemble Monterey Chamber Orchestra and Santa Cruz Chamber Players. Other engagements include performances with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, California Bach Society and Jubilate!. Having an interest in different musical genres, Lars also performs Celtic, Swedish and other traditional music. As a studio musician, Lars has recorded for numerous CD releases, including many on the local Gourd Music label. Lars lives in Santa Cruz and has a website at www.larsjohannesson.com.