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Flutist Catherine Branch on traveling the globe, learning to play her unusual body
Flutist Catherine Branch on traveling the globe, learning to play her unusual body WXXI
This story is s in conjunction with Dialogue on Disability (wxxi.org/dod) Talented young flutist Catherine Branch lives with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. Before coming to Rochester to study at the Eastman School of Music, she spent a year traveling across three continents, commissioning and performing pieces inspired by the challenges of living with physical disabilities. In a conversation with Brenda Tremblay, she tells the story of how music propelled her out of a wheelchair and how she's learning to play her unusual body the way she learned to play her flute.