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|Ana de la Vega|
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|Sydney University, Paris Conservatory|
|CD of the week: Classic FM, BBC Scotland, NDR, Netherlands Classic FM, SR Deutschland. 10 Albums of 2018 on Classic FM Apple Music A-List (mehrfach Nennung) High-Res Audio Editors Choice Founder "London International Players"|
|Debút album nominated for Opus Klassik|
|“Such an interesting new soloist in the field of flute has not existed for a very long time” (Naxos). |
Indeed, the Australian flautist Ana de la Vega stirs up the classical music scene at present. Her debut recording with the English Chamber Orchestra of Mozart and Myslivecek Flute Concertos (PENTATONE) is attracting unbridled and unparalleled attention worldwide. Having won Classic FM ‘Best Albums of 2018’, reached Amazon Best Seller No. 1, NDR CD of the week, BBC Scotland CD of the week, Classic FM Netherlands CD of week, SR CD of the Week Germany, and been nominated for an OPUS KLASSIK, Ana has become one of the most celebrated and recognized flautists today.
Her 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”.
While Gramophone writes “de la Vega sells these two works as comprehensively as Pahud”, FONO FORUM writes “Flawless”. NDR Kultur acknowledges her “velvety tone” and “crystal-clear playing”, comparing her frivolity to the birds of summer, and above all stating that her interpretation of the classical flute concertos “would certainly have inspired Mozart”.
In the current and next season Ana performs as soloist with DKO Berlin, the Trondheim Soloists, the English Chamber Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Strings, Odessa Philharmonic, Sinfonia Rotterdam, Prague Royal Philharmonic, Bremen Philharmonic and Berliner Camerata, she gives her debuts at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berlin Philharmonie, Philharmonie Gasteig Munich, Hamburg Laeiszhalle, Glocke Bremen and with Muenchen Music in Munich, as well as her maiden voyage on the MS Europa, and to the Schloss Elmau.
Ana de la Vega grew up on a farm in Southern New South Wales, Australia, as the third of four sisters. She was a student of the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris where she studied under Catherine Cantin, as well as with Philippe Pierlot and Raymond Guiot and hence is a successor of the great French school of Flute playing.