Flutist Marcia Kämper became a permanent member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra after performing with the orchestra during the 2005-2006 Season. Her first month in the orchestra included a European tour under Music Director Yuri Temirkanov. With five concertos performed since joining the orchestra, Ms. Kämper performedBrandenburg Concertos Nos. 2, 4 and 5 all in one night with the BSO. Baltimore Sun music critic Tim Smith commented “There was a consistent warmth to the playing all evening. Solo highlights include the sweet blending of Adkins and flutists Marcia Kämper and Genevieve Briggs in No. 4.” As co-Artistic Coordinator of the BSO's Candlelight Music Series at Second Presbyterian Church, she frequently performs chamber music on the series as well. Before joining the BSO, Ms. Kämper was a flutist and soloist with the Omaha Symphony. She was a featured soloist in live radio broadcasts of Leonard Bernstein’s Halil and J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 4 and 5.
An active recitalist with a broad repertoire, Ms. Kämper is a champion of new music. She has several world premieres to her credit as well as many performances of major chamber works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Toru Takemitsu and Morton Feldman. Ms. Kämper is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of ANALOG, a non-profit collective of artists and musicians from around the world. She has twice performed in ANALOG's annual Iron Composer Competition. Her performance of Berio's Sequenza I with Mobtown Modern in 2009 earned the reviews from Tim Smith “calmly virtuosic account of the spiky Sequenza I for flute” and “delivered with great flair.”
Exciting projects in 2013 included a world-premiere for her flute/viola/harp trio, Trio Cloisonné and recital performances at Music in the Great Hall and Broadmead Music Series. In 2014 she will perform at the prestigious Mansion at Strathmore. Baltimore Sun music critic Tim Smith praised Trio Cloisonné for their 2013 Takemitsu And then I knew 'twas wind performance: “The players...articulated the atmospheric score with...admirable finesse, subtly bringing out the sensual tone coloring.” Smith described the concert as a “quite rewarding...vivid...supple performance”.
Ms. Kämper has two degrees from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and lives in Baltimore with her husband Dolf and two young sons Hiero and Hannes.