Photographer Aiga Ozo
Photographer: Aiga Ozo

"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

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 is the principal flute at Oxford Bach Soloists and Opera Warberg. She also performed with many renowned period chamber ensembles and orchestras, including Arcangelo, Florilegium, Gabrieli Consort & Players, London Handel Orchestra, The Mozartists and The Hanover Band. Since 2021, Yu-Wei has been appointed as Modern and Historical Flute Professor at London Performing Academy of Music.

Yu-Wei Hu founded Flauguissimo Duo with guitarist and theorbo player Johan Löfving in 2008. They have performed at many prestigious venues including Kings Place, Cadogan Hall and St John's Smith Square in London, Sage Gateshead in Newcastle and St George’s Bristol. Recently Flauguissimo was invited to perform in the Stratford-on-Avon Festival, King's Lynn Festival and London Guitar Festival; abroad their performance highlights include Utrecht Early Music Festival Fringe in the Netherlands, Swedish Guitar and Lute Festival and the Bach Hall in Taiwan. Passionate about both contemporary music and historical performance, Flauguissimo Duo performed and led composer’s workshop at Bristol University as well as baroque workshops at Ingesund College of Music, Karlstad University in Sweden. Flauguissimo Duo’s performances and albums under Resonus Classics have been 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. 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.

Photographer: Ioannis Theodoridis