Ana de la Vega
Few flautists of her generation have performed so extensively worldwide as soloist and chamber musician. Ana de la Vega’s Wigmore Hall debut was reviewed as ‘Outstanding’ (Classical Source), her Cadogan Hall London performance as ‘true artistry’ (Musical Opinion), and her Berlin Philharmonie debut as ‘first-class’. Highly acclaimed for her recent Mozart Flute Concerto performance with the English Chamber Orchestra in London, Ana recorded her debut concerto disk with the same orchestra in Henry Wood Hall in September. Having just returned from a concerto tour of Ukraine, coming month highlights include a Wigmore Hall recital and the world premier of Beth Barfield-Brown’s Flute Sonata at Cadogan Hall.
Ana was student of the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris where she studied for her Premier Prix under Catherine Cantin, as well as with Philippe Pierlot and Raymond Guiot. At the age of 23 she won the position of Principal Flute with the Orquestra Sinfonica do Norte in Portugal. Since then she has held Principal Flute positions with the EPK Europa Philharmonie in Baden-Württemberg in Germany, and the Philharmonie der Nationen in Hamburg. Having discovered numerous lost works for flute which she pioneers in expanding the flute repertoire, Ana de la Vega is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting ambassadors of her instrument today.
Ana is founder and artistic director of the London International Players, a dynamic London ensemble which brings together the finest musicians of her generation. On the wings of her dynamism they have performed in Europe’s greatest halls to high regard, making headlines in the UK and abroad with their ‘explosive’ and ‘dazzling’ performances (World Of Classical Music, Wigmore Hall review).