Name: Yu-Wei Hu
Instrument: Baroque & classical flutes
"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 baroque and classical flutes throughout the UK and Europe, including concerts at Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Kings Place, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St. John’s Smith Square, Handel House and Bath Abbey as well as Radio France Festival at Montpellier, Palace of Versailles in France, BBC Proms 2012 at Cadogan Hall, Bachwoche Festival 2012 in Vienna, Carinthischer Sommer Festival 2014 in Austria and Opera Barga Festival 2015 in Italy. She has performed with many period chamber ensembles and orchestras, including Florilegium, the International Baroque Players, and The Hanover Band. She took part in the OAE Experience Scheme for Young Players in 2011 and Jeune Orchestre Altantique in France 2011-12. Yu-Wei’s baroque group Ensemble de Trianon won 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, is winner of the International Early Music Competition in Middelburg/The Netherlands 2011.
Flauguissimo Duo, which Yu-Wei Hu funded with guitarist Johan Löfving, has performed at venues including V&A Museum, National Gallery and Kings Place and Cadogan Hall in London as well as Sage Gateshead in Newcastle. They were also invited to perform in the Brighton Early Music Festival, Stratford-on-Avon Festival, Honiton Festival and Kings Lynn Festival. Abroad they have performed in the Allsköns Music Festival and Smôga Kammarmusik Festival in Sweden and the Bach Hall in Taiwan. Flauguissimo Duo was selected for Brighton Early Music Festival Live! Scheme 2012 and their performance in Late Autumn Concert was highly appreciated by both audience and music critics. In 2015 they were selected for Young Artist Platform of International Guitar Foundation and Festivals.
In the UK, Yu-Wei completed the Master in 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. Generously supported by a Parnassus Award, Yu-Wei continued her study at the RCM and was awarded an Artist Diploma degree in 2013.