Emily Beynon on the flute works of Marius Flothuis
 

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Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:30pm

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Emily Beynon on the flute works of Marius Flothuis

Emily Beynon on the flute works of Marius Flothuis

Estimated time: 30 minutes

With a fascinating life story, the Dutch composer, musicologist, critic, and writer Marius Flothuis, or Flot as he was known to his friends, was a hugely influential figure in the postwar Dutch music scene. Emily Beynon discusses his cadenzas for the Mozart flute concerti and performs two works for solo flute, Aubade (1944) and Piccola Fantasia (1979). Related newsletter material here.

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

Born in Wales, she 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 named a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.

She 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. She has made guest appearances with the Nash Ensemble, Steven Isserlis, Lukas Hagen, Daishin Kashimoto, Jean-Yves Tibaudet, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the Kungsbacka Trio, and the 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 Beynon is an enthusiastic protagonist of new 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 released a book of contemporary works entitled Flute Project: new pieces for flute solo on which she collaborated with Matthieu Dufour, Kazushi Saito, and Emmanuel Pahud.

Emily Beynon is currently working on Project Paloma (projectpaloma.com), which offers a series of concerts of Second World War flute and piano masterpieces alongside contemporary texts and poems, offering poignant literary contextualisation. This fall she and Andrew West recorded the first of five CDs for Zefir Records, be released in December.

Ms. Beynon gives masterclasses all over the world. In 2009, together with business woman (and amateur flutist) Suzanne Wolff, she set up the Netherlands Flute Academy (www.neflac.nl). Please visit Emilybeynon.com.

 

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