BIOGRAPHY

Photographer Aiga Ozo


Photographer: Aiga Ozo


"Flautist Yu-Wei Hu was sublime
and her handling of Gluck and Paganini,
accompanied sensitively by guitarist Johan L
öfving,
was my personal highlight..."
 - Tom Rhodes, Early Music Today



As both a recitalist and orchestral musician, Yu-Wei has performed on baroque and classical flutes throughout the UK and Europe, including concerts at MuTH - Konzertsaal der Wiener Sängerknaben, Palace of Versailles, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Kings Place, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St. John’s Smith Square and Cadogan Hall. She also performed at the BBC Proms, London Handel Festival and London Festival of Baroque Music, Radio France Festival Montpellier, Bachwoche Festival Vienna, Carinthischer Sommer Festival Austria and Opera Barga Festival Italy. Her performance has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Radio France and Austrian Radio Ö1.

Yu-Wei has performed with many renowned period chamber ensembles and orchestras, including Florilegium, London Handel Orchestra, St James's Baroque and The Hanover Band. Her baroque group Ensemble de Trianon won the Richard III Prize in RCM early music competition 2010 and was finalist in Fenton House Competition 2012. Les Nation Réunis, the other baroque ensemble she co-founded in 2010, was the winner of the International Early Music Competition in Middelburg/The Netherlands 2011.

Yu-Wei performs classical flute with Swedish guitarist Johan Lofving as Flaugiussimo Duo. They performed many duo recitals around UK and Sweden, including Cadogen Hall, Kings Place, Pump Rooms in Bath as well as Brighton Early Music Festival, London Guitar Festival, Kings Lynn Festival, Stratford-on-Avon Festival, Honiton Festival, and Allsköns Musik Festival concert series at Blomskogs Kyrka, Sweden. Flauguissimo Duo's performances were highly appreciated by both audience and music critics.

Yu-Wei was awarded a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the National Taiwan Normal University in 2004 and 2006. In the UK, Yu-Wei completed the Master of Performance programme with distinction at the RCM in 2010, after studying baroque flute with Lisa Beznosiuk and Rachel Brown, and modern flute with Susan Thomas and Daniel Pailthorpe. During this time, she was supported by the Kit and John Gander Award 2008-9, and the Taiwan Government Scholarship for Studying Abroad 2008-10. Yu-Wei was selected to be part of the OAE Experience Scheme for Young Players in 2011 and Jeune Orchestre Atlantique in France 2011-12. Generously supported by a Parnassus Award, Yu-Wei continued her study at the RCM and was awarded an Artist Diploma degree in 2013.