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Gaubatz Named Aspen Scholar

ASPEN -- American virtuoso Lynn Gaubatz of Falls Church, Virginia, has been named an Aspen Scholar by The Aspen Institute of Aspen, Colorado. She will be flown out to Aspen in August, where she has been invited to participate in the week-long Executive Seminar, followed by The Aspen Institute's 50th Anniversary Symposium. Since 1950, the Executive Seminar has been a forum where leaders in business, government, the professions, and the voluntary sector gather to discuss contemporary issues in light of classic readings.

Participants in the 50th Anniversary Symposium will include former US President Jimmy Carter; H.M. Queen Noor of Jordan; Nobel Prize winners Oscar Arias and Elie Wiesel; World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn; Nobel Prize winner and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger; President Emeritus of Harvard University Derek Bok; French Ambassador to the European Union Jean-Marie Guehenno; and CEO of Time Warner Gerald Levin.

Using the Socratic method, Aspen Scholars explore the lessons of philosophers such as Aristotle and Confucius, social theorists such as Adam Smith and John Locke, revolutionaries such as Thomas Jefferson and Nelson Mandela, voices of conscience such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Taylor Mill, contemporary minds such as Doi Takeo and V clav Havel, and readings including both classical and contemporary great thinkers such as Immanuel Kant, Milton Friedman, and Machiavelli.

Virtuoso solo performances in Vienna, Salzburg, New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington, Seville, Málaga, Trondheim, and Caracas have made the name Lynn Gaubatz familiar to audiences around the world. Named "One of America's Ten Most Outstanding Young Working Women" by GLAMOUR Magazine, she has performed as soloist on four continents - Europe, North and South America, and Africa. Her critically-acclaimed performances of Mozart's Bassoon Concerto have been broadcast on three continents by PBS, Radio Nacional de España, and Radio Nacional de Venezuela,and she is the only solo bassoonist ever broadcast worldwide by The Voice of America.

She has played as principal bassoonist under Leonard Bernstein, Sir Georg Solti, and Seiji Ozawa, and with orchestras in Austria, Germany, Spain, Venezuela and the U.S. She has been featured at music festivals around the world including Tanglewood, Aspen, and Wolf Trap, where she played the bassoon on stage in costume in Mozart's Don Giovanni. At the age of 25 she was invited to teach at the world-renowned Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and has given master classes in Salzburg, Boston, Washington, Seville, Málaga, Caracas, Madison, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe.

Her upcoming performances include the live worldwide broadcast of a solo recital of Entartete Musik at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC on August 28, 2000.

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