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Yu-Wei Hu

Name: Yu-Wei Hu
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Location: London
United Kingdom SE15
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Additional Info: Yu-Wei Hu began the flute at the age of six. She was soon accepted by the Talented-Musician Programme and was awarded YAMAHA scholarship in 1996.

From 2000, Yu-Wei studied in Music Department in National Taiwan Normal University and won Third prize in the Wind Concerto Competition in Music Departmentin 2003. She was awarded Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in 2004 and 2006 respectively. Besides several recital performances and orchestral concerts, she also performed in many master classes with international flautists, such as Yossi Arnheim, Vicens Prats, Amy Porter and Trevor Wye in Taipei.

Supported by Taiwan Government Scholarship for Studying Abroad 2008-10 and a Kit & John Gander Award 2008-9, Yu-Wei studied baroque flute with Lisa Beznosiuk and modern flute with Sue Thomas and Daniel Pailthrope in Integrated Master of Music programme at Royal College of Music. Her baroque chamber group Ensemble de Trianon was the prize winner of RCM early music competition 2010. Yu-Wei was also nominated the McKenna Prize for Baroque Music 2009/2010 and was awarded Master of Music with distinction in July 2010.

Yu-Wei played baroque flute in Parry Room recitals, Durrington Room chamber concerts and Handel Festival Concert series at St Martin in the Fields in London. She also played in York Trust Baroque Opera Orchestra in Norfolk in 2009, as well as in Woodmansterne Collection Orchestra and Sinfonia Verdi in St. Albans Cathedral in 2010. Yu-Wei has also appeared in RCM Baroque Orchestra in 2010, under the baton of Sir Roger Norrington, and will be performing with International Baroque Players in Autumn 2010.

Her Flaugiussimo duo with Swedish guitarist Johan Lofving performed many duo recitals in UK. Their recent venues includes Royal College of Music, St Mary Abbot Church, St Stephen Church, Cadogen Hall, Victoria & Albert Museum, London Guitar Festival 2009 in Kings Place and Pump Rooms in Bath.

Royal College of Music, London:
July 2010 Master of Music in Advanced Performance with distinction
• Principal study baroque flute with Lisa Beznosiuk and Rachel Brown
• Second study modern flute with Sue Thomas and Daniel Pailthrope

Including studies in historical performance with Florilegium, Adrian Butterfield, Jane Chapman, Terrence Charlston, Ashley Solomon, Richard Tunnicliffe and Robert Woolley. Studies of flute and guitar duo repertoire with Christopher Stell and Gary Ryan. Modern flute performance with Yossi Arnheim, Roberto Fabbriciani, Susan Milan, Amy Poter, Vicens Prats and Trevor Wye.

National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taipei, Taiwan:
2006 Master of Fine Arts
• Modern flute major

2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts
• Modern flute major, English Linguistic and Literature minor
• Music Education and Administration Certificate

2010 Winner of Royal College of Music Early Music Competition Richard III Prize
2009-10 Royal College of Music McKenna Prize for Baroque Music
2008-10 Taiwan National Government Scholarship for Studying Abroad
2008-09 Royal College of Music Kit & John Gander Award
2003 Prize-winner in Concerto Competition, Music Department, NTNU
1996 Yamaha Music Scholarship
1995 First prize in Junior Flute Competition of Taipei County

Baroque Recitals:
Handel Festival Recitals, Lunchtime Concert Series in St Martin in the Fields Church, London

Baroque Orchestras:
Principle Flute in RCM Baroque Orchestra, conductied by Sir Roger Norrington, performing Symphonies d’Alcide by L. Lully and M. Marais and Symphonies d’Alcione by M. Marais
Flute in 24 Violons du Roi in Versaille Project Concert, performing Cantata Le Dèpute Gènèreux by Montèclair at Concert Hall, RCM
First Flute in RCM Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Ashley Solomon, performing Cantata BWV 34 by J.S. Bach, at St John’s Smith Church, London
Soloist in Flute Concerto in G major by Pergolesi at RCM Museum and at Cobbie Collection, Harchland Park, London
Flute in Woodmanstern Collection Orchestra, performing St Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach at St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, UK

Flute in Yorke Trust Baroque Opera Orchestra, conducted by Robert Houssart, performing 'Castor and Pollux' by Jean-Philippe Rameau at St Mary's Parish Church in Norfolk, UK

Modern Flute Recitals:
Duo Recital with Johan Lofving at St Mary Hospital in Paddington and at Music Room in V&A Museum, London
Parry Room Chamber Concerts

Lunchtime concert of London Guitar Festival, Kings Place
Solo recital in Royal College of Music, London
Haydn Project chamber concerts in RCM Museum, London
Duo recital with Johan Lofving at St Stephen's Church, St Mary Abbotts Church, Victoria & Albert Museum and Lunchtime concert series in Cadogan Hall, London
Premiere of Achilles's Looking Glass by Sam Cave in Parry Room, RCM

F. Couperin Project chamber concert in Recital Hall, RCM

Modern Orchestras:
Principal flute, RCM Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Ashley Solomon, J. C. Bach's Sinfonia Concertante
Second flute, RCM Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Martin André, B. Britten's War Requiem
Additional Specialisms: Session Work, Solo Performance, Early Music
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