BIOGRAPHY



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



Yu-Wei is a professional flautist specialising in historically-informed performance. As both a recitalist and orchestra musician, Yu-Wei has performed baroque and classical flute throughout the UK and Europe. She has performed with many baroque chamber ensembles and orchestras, such as Florilegium, London Handel Orchestra, Hanover Band and International Baroque Players. She performed at the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Radio France Festival at Montpellier, BBC Proms 2012 at Cadogan Hall, London Festival of Baroque Music, Oxford Early Music Festival, London Handel Festival as well as St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Johns Smith Square and Palace of Versailles in France. Her broadcast presences include BBC Radio 3, Radio France and Austrian Radio Ö1Yu-Wei has also performed with British harpsichordist Jane Chapman in Grove Forum at the RCM and Arts and Humanities Festival 2011 at Kings College London; their CD The Oriental Miscellany was released under Signum lable in April 2015.



As a chamber musician, Yu-Wei’s baroque group Ensemble de Trianon won Richard III Prize in RCM early music competition 2010. They are ensemble in residence in Opera Barga Festival Italy in 2015. Les Nation Réunies, the other baroque ensemble she co-founded in 2010, is the winner of the International Early Music Competition in Middelburg/The Netherlands 2011. They have been invited to perform in Austrian Radio Ö1 "Alte Musik-Neu Interpretiert" with Bernhard Trebuch, live from the Radiokulturhaus Wien in October 2011. Les Nation Réunies were also invited to perform in in Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands, UK, Vienna Bachwoche Festival and Carinthischer Sommer Festival in Austria.



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 studied baroque flute with Lisa Beznosiuk and modern flute with Sue Thomas and Daniel Pailthorpe in Integrated Master of Music programme at the Royal College of Music London, supported by a Kit & John Gander Award 2008-9 and Taiwan Government Scholarship for Studying Abroad 2008-10, Yu-Wei was nominated the McKenna Prize for Baroque Music 2009/2010, and was awarded Master of Music in Advanced Performance with Distinction at the RCM in July 2010. Yu-Wei has taken part in OAE Experience Scheme for Young Players 2011 and Jeune Orchestre Atlantique in France 2011-12. Generously supported by an Parnassus Award, Yu-Wei continued her study of historical flutes with Lisa Beznosiuk and Rachel Brown at the RCM, and was awarded an Artist Diploma degree in 2013.










Photographer: Aiga Ozo