By listening to the needs of flutists, Lillian Burkart has developed an awareness of changes in players’ sensibilities regarding sound production and response.
This drives the design of the headjoint. Every headjoint is tested by the founder to assure artistic and tonal integrity with her design. Whether your need is for a powerful, rich headjoint with projection in the orchestral environment, a sweet sound for chamber music, or a mellow and easy headjoint in the studio or club, at Burkart we will make you the appropriate headjoint.
A wide selection of metals and two distinct embouchure shapes allow us to offer the player a palette of timbral colors. We use the noble metals and innovative combinations in the tubes, risers, and lip plates. Please see the list of metals for complete descriptions.
The Burkart headjoint is selected for your flute after a one-on-one consultation and trial, and you can exchange them for up to six months. For a small service fee, we can send headjoints directly to you for a no-obligation trial. We offer the same service to those wishing to upgrade other makes of instruments with the renowned Burkart headjoint.