About Pamela Sklar
Pamela's recent recordings and performances include playing in the orchestra for Tony Bennet & Lady Gaga's new cd release Cheek to Cheek. The performance, live from Jazz at Lincoln Center, will also be featured on PBS on Oct 24th. Two of her original compositions are also included on the newly-released cd Palette, recorded by Threeds.
"A master of control and dynamics" (The Boston Globe), and "A wonderful and inventive flutist and composer" (The Flute View), Pamela Sklar is a creative collaborator who performs Classical, originals & other styles of music. As a guest or member she works with other artists improvising, composing, recording, presenting & performing dynamic, entertaining and educational programs for NY-area audiences.
Born in New York City, Pamela performs frequently as soloist, composer, in ensembles, and recording studios. Based in Westchester County she has performed at Caramoor, for SongCatchers, local & regional orchestras, for ArtsWestchester, and as a featured composer for the nationally recognized Hoff-Barthelson Music School. She believes in giving back to her community; writing &/or arranging music for her private students and performing with them throughout Westchester & in NYC (for over 35 years) in homeless shelters, orphanages, senior centers and hospitals.
Praised for her original debut cd A NATIVE AMERICAN-JAZZ TRIBUTE A Tune for America as "hauntingly beautiful...full of colors...excellent...mastery" by the National Flute Association's Flutist Quarterly Magazine, Pam continues to compose evocative music for mixed ensembles. Her 2nd cd SILVER PHARAOH - An Original Tribute to Ancient Egypt was released by MSR Classics World Premiere Recordings in 2013 and combines classical, world, chamber music and jazz-influenced flute solos with colorful mixtures of unusual instruments. A published composer of chamber music, she has received commissions, recordings and/or premieres by NY-area ensembles. Her composition Spell 166 for five flutes & organ (from Silver Pharaoh) is included in the Special Collection of the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, and her two original slide shows can be heard on YouTube: PamSklarComposer.
A 2014-2015 season grant-winner from New York Women Composers for her new duo 2Flutes with Laura Falzon, Pamela Sklar recently premiered her newest piece in NY for flute, bass flute & Native American flute. She also performed original compositions for the National Flute Association Convention in Chicago this past Summer. During that same week, two of her original trios were recorded and co-featured by Threeds for the International Double Reed Society Conference at NYU. Her flute playing can also be heard on the film soundtrack of Dark Universe currently showing at the Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium.