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Karl-Heinz Schütz

Austria

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Biography

Karl-Heinz Schütz is Principal Soloflute with the Vienna Phil and Flute-Professor at Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien. Important international awards were the two first prices at the Carl Nielsen International Flute competition 1998 and the Krakov International Flute competition 1999. As a soloist he has been playing the important flute concertos with orchestras such as Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Concertverein, Stuttgarter Phil, Odense Symphony and others. As a soloflute he has played with conductors such as Ivan Fischer, Lorin Maazel, Kent Nagano, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Yakov Kreizberg, Yuri Simeonov, Vladimir Fedosejev, Fabio Luisi, Franz Welser-Möst and Wolfgang Sawallisch.

Rune Most

Denmark

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Rune Most began his studies at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Odense, went on to study with Professor Lóránt in Budapest, and returned to Copenhagen in 1990 where he made his debut from the soloist class of the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Rune Most has been solo flautist with the Odense Symphony Orchestra since 2000. His great great fondness for Danish music has often led to prominent Danish composers dedicating their works to him. Besides his work with Odense Symphony Orchestra, Rune Most also dedicate his time to educational work and training young talents, he is the associate professor at SMKS where he teaches the flute class.

Emily Beynon

United Kingdom

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Emily Beynon is principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam. Born in Wales, Emily Beynon began her flute studies at the Royal College of Music with Margaret Ogonovsky and then went on to study with William Bennett at the Royal Academy and with Alain Marion in Paris. Emily has performed as concerto soloist with, amongst others, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Orchestras, NHK Symphony, the Vienna, Prague, Netherlands and English Chamber Orchestras and the Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields. As a chamber musician she works regularly with her sister, harpist, Catherine Beynon and pianist Andrew West. A passionate and dedicated teacher,Emily is regularly invited to give masterclasses all over the world.

Andrea Oliva

Italy

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Biography

Andrea Oliva has been first flute soloist of the “Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia” in Rome since 2003. Graduated at the Istituto Musicale “Vecchi-Tonelli” of Modena under the guidance of G. Betti and others. Oliva won the first prize at the International Competition in Kobe (2005) and the third prize at the International ARD-Competition in Monaco (2004). Already a full member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Andrea attended the Herbert von Karajan Academy and was invited as guest first flute at the Berliner Phil under the presence of conductors such as Abbado, Maazel, Gerghiev, Oramo and Jansons. Oliva has collaborated with orchestras such as the Bayerische Rundfunk and Orchestra da Camera di Monaco, Bamberger Symphoniker, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

Soyoung Lee

South Korea

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Biography

After graduating from the Seoul High School of Arts, Soyoung Lee continued her studies in the Oberlin College and Yale University. A student of Michel Debost and Ransom Wilson, she has won many competitions in America. Lee played as principal flute of the Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra from 1992 until 2011, one of the leading orchestras in Korea. Soyoung Lee has given many concerts in Seoul. She has also played with the Ensemble of Tokyo as a guest principal flute several times. Lee teaches at Kunkook University, Seoul Arts Center and Seoul High school of arts.

Rachel Brown

United Kingdom

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Biography

A leading exponent of historical flutes, Rachel Brown is in great demand worldwide, as a soloist, orchestral player and teacher. As principal flute and recorder player with the Academy of Ancient Music, the Hanover Band, the Brandenburg Consort, Collegium Musicum 90, Ex Cathedra and, more recently, Arcangelo, she has recorded extensively and performed throughout Europe, North and South America, Japan, China and Australia. Her acclaimed solo recordings include the Telemann Fantasias, sonatas and concertos by JS, CPE and JC Bach, Handel, Quantz and Leclair.With her ‘dream-team’ London Handel Players, Rachel has immersed herself in the rich repertoire of baroque chamber music.

Torleif Thedéen

Sweden

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Biography

Torleif Thedéen performs as soloist all over the world. As a dedicated chamber musician he has performed in venues like Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and Concertgebouw. Collaborates with Janine Jansen and Maxim Rysanov. He is a highly respected teacher and has been professor at the Royal Academy of Music, Copenhagen and now holds a position as professor at the Edsberg Academy in Stockholm.

Alexander Taylor

United Kingdom

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Biography

Alexander Taylor holds the position of Head of Artistic Planning for the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied musicology at the University of Edinburgh and piano performance at the Royal College of Music in London. As a pianist he has won many prizes at international piano competitions. Alexander has performed as soloist with BBC orchestras and as recitalist and chamber musician at festivals and venues throughout the UK, Europe and Japan. After several years of intense concert and touring activity, Alexander chose to develop his career in other directions, whilst continuing to perform as regularly as possible. He worked for several years in music production for BBC Radio 3, on programmes such as BBC New Generation Artists and Wigmore Hall Lunchtime Concerts. In 2007 he moved to Norway to take up the position of Director of Programming for Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, before moving to Oslo in 2012.

Fredrik Andersson

Sweden

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Fredrik Andersson has been the Program Director of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Konserthuset Stockholm since 2015. Previous to that he was Orchestra Manager at NorrlandsOperan in Umeå 2002-03, Västerås Sinfonietta 2003-07 and at the Royal Swedish Opera 2007-15. Born in 1968 he started early to play the trombone and after doing his military service in the Band of the Royal Swedish Army he studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm 1988-92. Then followed a long career as freelance trombone player in Sweden where he played with all the major orchestras before taking up his first position as music administrator in 2002. Besides playing the trombone Fredrik Andersson has worked as a producer for several recordings with the Band of the Royal Swedish Navy and other wind orchestras.

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