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Flavia Hirte is a freelance modern and baroque flautist and teacher based in London. Regular performances with her chamber ensembles including Ensemble Moliere and Concord Winds enable her to explore repertoire that covers 4 centuries and a variety of different flutes. As an orchestral player she has worked with groups in the UK and abroad including Florilegium, Musica Saeculorum, Oxford Baroque, The Brandenburg Baroque Soloist, Gabrieli Consort 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. She studied with Rachel Brown, Lisa Beznosiuk, Katy Bircher, Sarah Newbold, Ian Clarke and Philippa Davies. Her Master's was kindly supported by an Ian Evans Lombe Award, which made her a Music Talks Scholar.
Born in 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 at the Guildhall she was awarded an EMI instrumental scholarship and a Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation Grant.
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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. During her studies she participated in master classes with Walter Auer, Julien Beaudiment, Jaqcues Zoon, Emily Beynon and Wilbert Hazelzet.
In 2011 she was a Young Artist at the Festival Junger Künstler Bayreuth conducted by Anton Rickenbacher. Flavia has recorded film soundtracks as principal flute for Anglo Indian Music Production. On invitation to the RheinMain Music Campus since 2014, Flavia has performed on both modern and keyed-flute, working with artists such as clarinetist 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 and Sweden's opera productions at the Vadstena Academy. In her final year of study Flavia was on the OAE Experience Scheme, with projects conducted by Marin Alsop and Sir Andras Schiff. In 2014 and 2016 she toured Europe with EUBO under the direction of Lars Ulrik Mortensen. Various performances on these tours were recorded and broadcast in Poland, Germany, Belgium and the UK.
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