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Flutist and Bay Area native Meerenai Shim has worn many hats as soloist, conductor, author and chamber musician. As a passionate advocate of contemporary composition, one of Ms. Shim's current new music projects include a commissioning project: commissioning three pieces from three different composers. "Entrometido" for flute and cello, a work commissioned from San Jose composer Noah Luna, can be heard on Ms. Shim’s album, “Sometimes the City is Silent,” released in May 2011. A trio for flute, cello and piano commissioned from Daniel Felsenfeld will be premiered on April 28, 2012 on the Trinity Chamber Concerts series in Berkeley. A flute and percussion duo commissioned from Janice Misurell-Mitchell will also be premiered in 2012.
A graduate of Novato High School, Ms. Shim returned to the Bay Area after her undergraduate studies in flute performance at DePaul University and orchestral conducting studies at the Aspen and Eastern Music Festivals. She received her Master of Music degree in flute performance from San Francisco State University and currently resides in Campbell.