Tribute to Felix Emil Skowronek, ✝ 17.IV.2006

Felix Skowronek, flute player     With deep sadness and regret we note the death of our dear friend and colleague, the remarkable flute soloist, pedagogue and professor of flute at the University of Washington - Felix Emil Skowronek on 17. IV. 2006. An ardent exponent of the wooden Boehm-system flute, he is considered by many to be the
dean of today's wooden flute players. Anticipating the current revival of the wooden flute by more than three decades, Prof. Skowronek played a significant role in the revival of this instrument and provided vital encouragement and support when flutemaking was first established in Seattle over thirty years ago. His artistic integrity, intelligence, extraordinary exuberance, and undimmed boyish enthusiasm for everything pertaining to the flute will be greatly missed and long remembered by those who knew him. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his sister Theodosia, his daughter Andrea, son Neil, and long time companion Pamela Ryker, as well as to all those who knew and loved him.

- The Eppler Flute Company -                                   

Alexander Eppler                                             

James Pelletier - Daniejela Djakovic