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Flavia Hirte is a freelance modern and historical flute player and teacher who works primarily in the UK and Luxembourg . Several years of experience performing in a variety of different chamber ensembles and orchestras, have allowed her to explore repertoire that covers 4 centuries on a number of beautiful flutes.
As an orchestral player she has worked with groups in the UK and abroad including Florilegium, Musica Saeculorum, the Academy of Ancient Music, Gabrieli Consort&Players, Kölner Akademy, Ensemble 't Kabinet, Dunedin Consort, English Touring Opera and The Hanover Band.
Flavia completed her undergraduate studies on modern flute at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2012 and Masters in Performance at the Royal College of Music in 2015, as well as a Masters in Historical Perspective at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2020.
Her teachers have included Katy Bircher, Rachel Brown, Lisa Beznosiuk, Marten Root and Vincent Cortvrint.
Her Master's at the RCM was kindly supported by an Ian Evans Lombe Award, making her a Music Talks Scholar.
Originally from Berlin her music education began at the Carl Philip Emanuel Bach Musikgymnasium studying with Antje K. Roske. At the age of 16 she moved to the UK as a pupil of Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. On being awarded a place at the Guildhall in 2008, she pursued her studies in London. During her undergraduate studies she was awarded an EMI instrumental scholarship and a Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation Grant.
While at music college Flavia appeared as a soloist with the Guildhall Baroque Orchestra, The Amadè Players , at the Tilford Bach Festival and the RAM Cantata Project performing concertos by Antonio Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, J.B. Wanhal, G.F. Telemann and C. F. Abel.
In 2013 and 2014 she was a Bursary Student at the Dartington International Summer School, where she performed Cantata BWV 82a with Dame Emma Kirkby.
Dartington was also the place where Ensemble Molière first formed - a UK based baroque chamber group with a particular interest in French baroque music. For more information, sound samples and future concerts, please visit their website: www.ensemblemoliere.com
During her studies she participated in master classes with Walter Auer, Julien Beaudiment, Jaqcues Zoon, Emily Beynon and Wilbert Hazelzet.
On modern flute Flavia was a Young Artist at the Festival Junger Künstler Bayreuth conducted by Anton Rickenbacher in 2011. Flavia has also recorded film soundtracks as principal flute for Anglo Indian Music Production.
On invitation, Flavia has performed on both modern and keyed-flute at the RheinMain Music Campus since 2014 working with artists such as clarinettist Shirley Brill. Performances of romantic repertoire on original flutes have also taken her to France with Jeune Orchestre Atlantique and JOHEB (Jeune Orchestre Hector Berlioz) under conductors including Francois Xavier-Roth. In 2016 Flavia spent 5 weeks in Sweden, playing classical operas as part of the Vadstena Academy.
In her final year of study in the UK, Flavia was on the OAE Experience Scheme, with projects conducted by Marin Alsop and Sir Andras Schiff.
As a highlight playing French baroque music, Flavia toured Europe with EUBO under the direction of Lars Ulrik Mortensen in 2014 and 2016. Various performances on these tours were recorded and broadcast in Poland, Germany, Belgium and the UK.
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