The Vivaldi Minor Flute has a distinct old world renaissance voice. It is very creative and easy to improvise with.
This 15 1/2 inch creative harmonic minor flute carries a classical anointing that draws you into a dreamy place where composition and entertainment flow effortlessly.
This is one of my favorite flutes with gorgeous, rich tones. This flute seems to be great for creative folks who want to improvise.
It reminds me of the Renaissance times.
Starry Night: Erik's original creation, the Starry Night finish becomes a canvas for a sunrise over a mountain range beneath a wide open starry sky.
Natural: The Vivaldi Minor is left in the Natural finish when we find a piece of bamboo with character.
Dark: And we are also offering it in an ebony looking dark flute with an exotic Cocobolo wooden cap.
Every Vivaldi Flute is bound for protection and comes with a flute bag to keep your flute safe.
The Vivaldi Minor Flute is a tribute to classical musician Antonio Vivaldi from Venice Italy, who was a virtuoso on the violin playing all around Europe and impressing royalty and the Pope with his gift of music.
Of Vivaldi, a German architect said, "Vivaldi played a solo accompaniment excellently, and at the conclusion he added a free fantasy which absolutely astounded me, for it is hardly possible that anyone has ever played, or ever will play, in such a fashion."
In 1704 at 25, Vivaldi became a priest, and due to his bright red hair he was called the Red Priest. But being weak in the lungs he was unable to speak from a pulpit and served in the early 1700's teaching music to orphaned and abandoned girls and toured with them playing concerts throughout Europe.
Years later due to the death of his biggest fan, the emperor of France, Charles the 6th, who had sent for Vivaldi to come, but was not around anymore to support him, and due to much musical competition and no benefactor, Vivaldi died a year later, totally broke. There was not even any music played at his humble burial.
His music was silent for the next 200 years. But his music was rediscovered at the beginning of the 1900's and after World War Two, his music soothed a hurt world being rebuilt in heart and soul. Today, Vivaldi is honored as one of the treasured classical Baroque composers of the world. I am honored to make a flute that I call the Vivaldi Flute and remember Antonio Vivaldi, the Red Priest who taught orphans music and toured with them.
What you are saying...
I want to tell you how much I love my Incredible Vivaldi Minor! I received it as a Christmas gift and have not stopped playing it since. You possess such mastery in flute-making! Also, your helping children in Nicaragua has inspired me greatly! So, thank you for being the kind, inspiring, brilliant flute maker you are! You have changed my world of music!
Best, Savannah in Fresno, California March 12, 2017
Greetings Erik. The Vivaldi (bamboo) and Egyptian flutes arrived yesterday. They are brilliant players. Your work represents beautiful craftsmanship, all around wonderful sound and outstanding customer service! Thank you very much! Flute on my friend! Best wishes,
Jason in Chatsworth, California, Jan. 6th, 2017
I have received the Starry night Vivaldi Minor and I just wanted to say that it is absolutely astounding! The carving is amazing, and the sound is wonderful. The smell of the burnt bamboo is something truly calming. I have a lot to learn, as I've never played a flute before, but so far so good! Thank You So Much.
Christian in Stevensville, Maryland Jan. 5th 2017
I would like to wish you much happiness for the year to come. My Oriental, Vivaldi, Quena and Penny Whistle of yours are the joy of my life and I play them everyday. Thank you for making my world light up! Much health and happiness to you and yours, Ingrid in France, December 23, 2016
Really enjoying my Vivaldi flute, now i'm standing on pins awaiting the Calypso arrival. I shall be walking through the parks in British Columbia on Vancouver Island, playing. I had many asking about the Vivaldi flute, sent them your way, hope you hear from them. Love your flutes.
James Van Loon in British Colombia, Canada Nov. 15th 2016
I want to let you know how happy I am with the flutes I purchased! I bought a penny whistle and the Vivaldi minor several years ago. I loved the flutes. I also purchased your book, which was very inspiring and beautifully written. Recently, I purchased your Oriental and Arabian flutes. I’ve been using those two, as well as the Vivaldi minor, to lead music mindfulness relaxation activities with veterans at the Miami VA hospital. I’ve gotten such great feedback from those sessions! They love it! … have been reporting a positive mood and decreased stress and pain. I know that their success has been heavily influenced by the gorgeous sound of your flutes. The simple scale patterns make each flute so easy to play! Thank you so much! I’m looking forward to purchasing more of your instruments in the future!
Respectfully, K. S. Veterans Affairs Medical Center Miami Oct. 15, 2016
The Vivaldi Minor is so captivating and so 'Baroque' in a very spontaneous and natural way and that makes it unique. How are you able to make such instruments? They are memorable. And formidable. Thanks! Dr. Francesco Perono Cacciafoco Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Oct. 6th, 2016
The dark Vivaldi bamboo flute arrived safe and sound this morning and what a beautiful flute it is. The sound is awesome. You are a fine craftsman and I would advise anyone looking for this type of flute to contact you. I already know I'll be purchasing more of your wares. Thank you for the kind words you wrote in the book. I will begin reading it today. I just know it's going to be amazing.
Peace and best wishes to you and your family, Geno S. in Randleman, North Carolina September 22, 2016
Erik, The Vivaldi arrived quickly and is the perfect choice. It's beautiful and has a wonderful sound. Thanks… Blessings, Richard in Bend, Oregon Feb. 15th 2016
I am thoroughly enjoying your Incredible Vivaldi. Playing the Vivaldi in our church auditorium when it is empty during the week. At first, the minor scale confused me, but after just playing it up and down several dozen times a tune started to pop into my head. It is almost as if there is a song in the flute, and it wants to teach it to me! I love it.
Mark in North Carolina, Sept. 15th, 2015
At the end of a long hot day, I came home from work to find that the Vivaldi Minor had come in the mail! I could hardly wait to get the package open. On the shipping, as well as purchase invoice, I noticed that you called this the “Incredible Vivaldi Minor.” I thought that was a pretty good marketing plan; then the flute arrived. It really is incredible Erik! I began to play, and the sound was amazing. I look forward to getting to know this flute better. Your service from beginning to end was first class, and I hope to order more flutes from you in the fluture!
Mark in North Carolina, Sept. 11, 2015
I have received your flutes in only five days. I am very grateful to get in touch with you. I have at last found a way to better my life thanks to music. Your Anasazi Flute, Vivaldi Minor and Egyptian flutes are real masterpieces that for me are a relief for spirit. With many thanks and with regards from Italy.
Andrea Filippi Fermar in Santorso, Vicenza Italy, July 19, 2015
You won't believe it!!!!!! Your flute has already arrived!!!!!!!
I have phoned you Monday, you made the flute, packed and posted it the next day, (already amazing) and here it is on Thursday at 13.00 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not only is the delivery superfast, the flute itself is just unbelievable, the natural bamboo looks great, the tone is fantastic, a really nice bag, in short it is more than I had hoped for. Thanks alone aren't enough, but I don't know how to express myself any better, so a million thank you's!!!!
The Vivaldi Minor will stand proudly next to the Oriental and the Penny Whistle, that I have been privileged to have bought from you earlier. Thank you Erik and co, I so hope you and yours are as happy as I am right now, all the very best and, who knows, till later.
From under a bright blue sky in the French Pyrenees, much health and happiness to you and yours,
Ingrid in France June 25, 2015
... I decided to try the Vivaldi Minor Flute. I received my flute two days ago and have not put it down yet!! I absolutely love it! I've followed your instructions, both in the pamphlet included with the flute and the videos, and am able to get a clean tone! My wife, who is an experienced flutist, can really make this flute come to life!! All in all, I am very happy with my choice with this first flute. Much Thanks!
Ed Corr in Lincoln, California, April 4th, 2015
I am THRILLED -- the workmanship is exquisite, the tone is lovely, and the scent of burnt bamboo is just fabulous. It's teaching me how it wants to be played. I can see that I might wind up with a collection of your instruments. :-) Thank you for this lovely flute and for your kind answer the first time I wrote.
Kathy in Madison, WI. November 21, 2014
Thank you very much for your wonderful work!
Beautiful flute, very nice quality! Incredible sound!
I am very happy!
LOVE Saajid Zandolini, in Basel, Switzerland May 24, 2014
I am extremely happy with my flutes I have revived today, the Vivaldi Minor has the most beautiful design, the sound is just heavenly... as soon as I picked them up I began to play. I cannot ever thank you enough!
Danni in England, May 8, 2014
I just wanted to say that I am in love with the beautiful Vivaldi flute you have sent me and I have had trouble putting it down since it arrived. You, sir, are an artist and master of your craft. The joy this flute has brought me is wonderful and I look forward to purchasing from you in the future!
Sincerely, Steve Nelson in Omaha, Nebraska April 5th, 2014
I've received the Vivaldi Minor and it sounds beautiful. Everybody asks me where I got it.
Thanks, Daniel Moreno in Mexico August 26, 2012
Thanks a bunch for the Vivaldi Flute; an awesome job! The music I create almost sounds like a violin!
Timothy Eads in Wewoka Oklahoma, Feb 22, 2012
I'm Le Thi Anh Hien from Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, in the South of Viet Nam. I I have just ordered 2 flutes (Vivaldi and Son of Vivaldi) for my Vice Rector Huynh Thanh Trieufor...he has been dreaming about the 2 flutes for a long time. Thank you.
Best Regards, Hien Le September 22, 2011
Words can not describe how thrilled and delighted I am with the Vivaldi Flute! I see now why the Vivaldi is one of your favorite flutes! Thank you so much Erik!
Sincerely Greg Mottl in Canada September 2011
The Vivaldi Minor Flute arrived yesterday. Once again, great job! Very nice design and the sound is fantastic. I have 7 flutes now & a sax. Still more to order, and I can't wait to do that. God bless you, your family and your ministry.
Mike Reed in Maryland Hgts. Mo. August 26, 2011
Thank you for the beautiful Vivaldi Flute that arrived today.
Sincerely Merrie L. in Canada July 04, 2011
I received my Calypso and Vivaldi flutes on Thursday. The two flutes are really amazing!
Excellent craftsmanship - and the sound is so lovely! I am nearly speechless and also deeply impressed. Soon, you will receive my next order, it will be the large side blown Anasazi flute. Many warm regards from Germany.
Peace, Chris July 03, 2011
I received my flutes about a week ago and I just want to express to you that these flutes are by far THE most wonderful flutes I have ever experienced. And I have LOT of them, many different types from many different places. There is no question in my mind that there was deep care and love put into every step of the process in creating them.
You've exceeded my expectations by a quantum mile and I will without a doubt be purchasing again. I have finally found my flute maker home. (smiles).
Blessings to you, Jodie Fisher in Zumbrota, MN April 2010
Thank you very much!
I just received the Vivaldi Minor in the mail moments ago, you made me a very happy man.
The sound and ease of playing is just ecstatic! You will be hearing from me soon for another order. Can't stop playing your flutes!
God be with you always!
AL Sconzain in Hamilton, New Jersey, November 2009
I received my flutes today and I love them, love them, love them.
The Vivaldi is truly sweet, a pleasure to play and every bit as creative as you say. The smell, and taste of the newly Burnt Bamboo coupled with the sweet sound makes for a total sensory treat.
Thanks Erik, You Rock!
Clayton, NC Jul 2009
I really want to thank you for the flute that you made for me.
The Vivaldi is perfect and as for the Irish flute I don't have words.
I like it most of all the other flutes that I have and I believe that it will become a great companion of mine.
Also thanks a lot for the excellent communication and shipping. You're very good at what you do.
Warm regards, Labros in Greece
I just wanted to thank you for you work. I have bought two flutes from you so far (a Kiowa Love flute and a Vivaldi Minor) and they have both brought me an immense amount of joy. I will continue to buy your works of art in the near future. Once again, thank you for making such beautifully sounding instruments while also making them amazingly affordable. The delivery time on the Vivaldi Minor was impeccable.
With profound honesty, Andres Mesa in Miami, Febuary 2009
I received the Vivaldi Minor flute from you yesterday -- and have barely stopped playing it since. This flute is truly a work of art -- I am amazed at the clarity of tone and octave registration (two things that have, in my experience, been hard to find in bamboo flutes)! This is truly a masterpiece and I couldn't be more thrilled with it.
Sincerely, Aaron Morse in Weybridge, Vermont October 2008
I just received the Vivaldi Minor and Pennywhistle in the mail today. I've barely played them and I already love them! The craftsmanship on both are excellent as well as the sound. Although these are my first 2 instruments from you, I'm hooked! I will definitely be buying more from you soon! Thanks again!
Matt Rose, Aug 2006
I received the wonderful Vivaldi Minor Flute yesterday, and I'm very happy with it. Thank you! I find it responsive and easy to play, and the full two octave range is really solid and has a lovely tone. This flute makes for a perfect break from the silver flute, (I live in rural PA, and I can think of some great spots above waterfalls to sit and play) All my best
M. S., PA. 2002
I received the flutes today! Very nice I especially like the Vivaldi Minor. Keep up the fine flute making and the very reasonable prices.
Dave Johnson, Crescent City CA. Oct. 2003