Yu-Wei Hu | baroque flute
As both a recitalist and orchestral musician, Yu-Wei has performed 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, Royal Opera House, Kings Place, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St John’s Smith Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. She also performed in Radio France Festival Montpellier, BBC Proms, Bachwoche Festival Vienna, Carinthischer Sommer Festival, Opera Barga Festival Italy and London Festival of Baroque Music. Her performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Radio France and Austrian Radio Ö1. Yu-Wei appeared on the album The Oriental Miscellany with prominent British harpsichordist Jane Chapman released under Signum Classics in 2015.
Yu-Wei has performed with many renowned period chamber ensembles and orchestras, including Florilegium, St James’ Baroque, Oxford Baroque Soloists, The Hanover Band and London Handel Orchestra. Yu-Wei took part in the OAE Experience Scheme for Young Players in 2011 and Jeune Orchestre Atlantique in France 2011–12. Besides Flauguissimo, her Baroque group Ensemble de Trianon won the Richard III Prize in RCM Early Music Competition 2010 and was finalist in the 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 in 2011.
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 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.