Emily Beynon


Emily Beynon is principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam.

Born in Wales, Emily Beynon began her flute studies as a junior 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. In 2002 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.

Equally at home in front of the orchestra as in its midst, 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, the harpist, Catherine Beynon and the pianist Andrew West. Emily has made guest appearances with the Nash Ensemble, Steven Isserlis, Lukas Hagen, Daishin Kashimoto, Jean-Yves Tibaudet, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the Kungsbacka Trio and Skampa and Brodsky Quartets.

She is frequently heard on BBC radio and Classic FM, and has featured in several television documentaries for Thames, the BBC and AVRO (Netherlands)

Emily is an enthusiastic protagonist of contemporary music and has had many new works written for her by some of the UK’s leading composers: John Woolrich, Sally Beamish, Jonathan Dove, Errollyn Wallen and Roxanna Panufnik. In 2008 Universal Edition has released a book of contemporary works entitled “Flute Project: new pieces for flute solo” on which she collaborated with Matthieu Dufour (Chicago Symphony), Kazushi Saito (Tokyo Philharmonic) and Emmanuel Pahud (Berlin Philharmonic)

A passionate and dedicated teacher, Emily is regularly invited to give masterclasses all over the world. In 2009, together with business woman (and amateur flautist), Suzanne Wolff, Emily set up the Netherlands Flute Academy; www.neflac.nl

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Robert Heger

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Born in Prostějov, Czech Republic. He completed his studies at the Conservatory in Brno in the class of professor Božena Růžičková and then continued at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the class of associate professor František Čech.

He had been fascinated by symphonic music since his childhood, so he wanted to play the flute in a symphony orchestra, which came true very soon after his graduation. In 1987, Robert was accepted to the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, where he still works today. He holds the position of the solo flutist.

He is also the principal flutist of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra where he has been playing since the founding of the ensemble in 1993.

As a soloist, he has successfully presented himself on home and foreign stages and has made several recordings (e.g., flute concerts by F. Benda, I. Pleyel, W. A. Mozart, J. Ibert, A. Honegger).

There is a rich list of chamber orchestras and ensembles with which he has collaborated: Bach Kammer Orchester zum Gewandhaus, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Suk Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Czech Wind Quintet, Musica per cinque and Rameau Trio.

He is no stranger to genre diversity. For example, he took part in the recording of the music of Ennio Morricone for the film Eight Terrible, which was awarded an Oscar. As a flutist, he has performed in symphonic projects of stars such as Sting, Chick Corea, Andrea Bocelli, Serge Tankian, Lalo Schifrin, James Morrison, etc.

Ivica Gabrišová

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was born in 1976 in Bratislava, Slovakia. After graduating from the State Conservatory in Bratislava she continued her studies at Franz Liszt’s Music Academy in Hungary in the class of Professor Gyula Csetényi. After she studied at Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg with great artist and pedagogue Michael M. Kofler. After obtaining a master degree in interpretation she completed her studies in 2005 at the same university as a postgraduate student. She obtained the Doctor Artis degree at the Academy of arts in Banska Bystrica with the dissertation thesis about the barroque ornaments in the German music for flute in 18th century.

Already during the studies at the conservatory she gave several solo recitals and she performed as a soloist with the conservatory orchestra in the hall of Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. In the years 2001- 2003 Ivica got a possibility to be a member of the Orchestral academy of Munich Philharmonic Orchestra where she cooperated with great artists and outstanding world-famous conductors.

At the moment she is a soloist and a member of several chamber music ensembles and orchestras. She is cooperating with Slovak Radio Orchestra. Even she made several life/ stream concerts and Recordings for the Slovak Radio. She recorded a chamber- music CD called Pictures as the member of flute&guitar Duo Cordefiato. She is cooperating with the orchestras Virtuosi Brunenses, Czech Virtuosi, Opera Incognita and others. During the concert seasons 2016-2018 she was the member of the Slovak Philarmonic orchestra. Performing as a soloist with Schengen Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the State Opera Banska Bystrica, Capella Istropolitana, Sinfoinetta Gyor and others.

She is director of the international flute competition for young flutists FLAUTIADA in Slovakia. The organisation Flautiada is organizing together with the competiton also the concerts, seminars and workshops for students and flute- teachers. She teaches even the masterclasses outside Slovakia – University of Lodz – Poland, University of Pécs, Academy of music in Zagreb ( Croatia), University of Ostrava (CZ) and many others. She teaches at the Church-conservatory in Bratislava (Slovakia) and leads there the section for woodwind and string Instruments and also she teaches flute as the main instrument at the Academy of arts in Banska Bystrica (Slovakia)

She gave concerts in the following countries: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Great Britain, Germany, Finland, France, Japan, and China.