Ana de la Vega – flute (Australia)

General information

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’.

She has performed as soloist in many of the worlds most prestigious concert halls including the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, and Kings Place London, Tonhalle Dusseldorf, Berlin Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, and Opera Bastille Paris, and hence been appreciated by audiences across the globe from New York to Berlin, Sydney to Kiev, London to Beirut.

Her premiere of Mysliveček’s lost flute concerto with the English Chamber Orchestra was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, made Critics’ Choice in London TimeOut and received rave reviews in BBC Magazine, Gig Magazine and the Daily Telegraph. Having discovered numerous lost works for flute which she pioneeres in expanding the flute repertoire, Ana de la Vega is rapidly becoming one of the most exiting ambassadors of her instrument today.

Born in Australia to British and Argentinian parents, Ana is a successor of the great French school of Flute playing. After graduating with distinction in performance from the University of Sydney under Margaret Crawford, she became the last student of the celebrated great french pedagogue Raymond Guiot in Paris. Ana was accepted into the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris where she studied for her Premier Prix under Catherine Cantin and at the age of 23 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.

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, making headlines in the UK and abroad with their ‘explosive and ‘dazzling’ performances (World Of Classical Music, Wigmore Hall review).

Ana has recored the Mozart Concertos and the Myslivecek Concerto with the English Chamber Orchestra which will be released on the prestigious label Pentatone in June 2018.