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Q&A with Andrea Oliva

Q&A with Andrea Oliva

Q&A with Andrea Oliva - Principal Flute of the National accademy of S.Cecilia Orchestra in RomeAndrea Oliva is one of the best flute of his generation, a shining star in the flute's world”: it is the way Sir James Galway talk about Andrea Oliva, First flute of...

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Q&A with Amy Yule

Q&A with Amy Yule

Amy Yule is the principal flute of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester. She joins us in a discussion on general flute playing, tips and tricks and orchestral life. This is part of our weekly interviews with professional flute players hosted on our Facebook page. Like and subscribe for more.

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Q&A with Claire Wickes

Q&A with Claire Wickes

Q&A with Claire Wickes - First Flute of the English National OperaRead our interview with Claire Wickes: At The Coliseum (where the ENO performs) we’re very lucky with the acoustic — you can play freely without having to modify anything, the woodwinds project...

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Q&A 2 With Walter Auer

Q&A 2 With Walter Auer

Q&A 2 with Walter Auer - First Flute of the Vienna PhilharmonicWalter Auer began his professional career as Principal Flutist with the Dresden Philharmonic and the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hanover before he was appointed to his current position as...

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Q&A with Julien Beaudiment

Q&A with Julien Beaudiment

Julien Beaudiment talks to us in this online Q&A session about his orchestral life, solo career and performances, shares his view on how to play Bach and how to structure practice when there are no concerts happening. Watch exclusively videos only on Principal Chairs.

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Q&A with Aldo Baerten

Q&A with Aldo Baerten

Aldo Baerten – First flute of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra talks to us about his orchestral career, flute tips and tricks, solo career and how to deal with your practice in these times of uncertainty. Watch his exclusive video masterclasses on Principal Chairs.

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Q&A with Peter Verhoyen

Q&A with Peter Verhoyen

Peter Verhoyen joins Principal Chairs to talk about his orchestral career as a piccolo player. We also talk about his beloved instruments and his teaching at the conservatoire and the summer school which he hosts nearly every year with in Bruges.

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Q&A with Walter Auer

Q&A with Walter Auer

We talk to Walter Auer, first flute of the Vienna Philharmonic about his career as a soloist and an orchestral player in one of the top orchestras in the world. View his masterclasses recorded at the Royal Academy of Music in London on the Principal Chairs website.

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Masterclass Series Episode 6

Masterclass Series Episode 6

Michael Cox, in partnership with Principal Chairs, presents his Masterclass Series. They were held online during lockdown in the UK in summer 2020. Participants were invited to send in video performances for Michael to watch in a Live answering session.

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Masterclass Series Episode 5

Masterclass Series Episode 5

Michael Cox, in partnership with Principal Chairs, presents his Masterclass Series. They were held online during lockdown in the UK in summer 2020. Participants were invited to send in video performances for Michael to watch in a Live answering session.

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Masterclass Series Episode 4

Masterclass Series Episode 4

Michael Cox, in partnership with Principal Chairs, presents his Masterclass Series. They were held online during lockdown in the UK in summer 2020. Participants were invited to send in video performances for Michael to watch in a Live answering session.

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Masterclass Series Episode 3

Masterclass Series Episode 3

Michael Cox, in partnership with Principal Chairs, presents his Masterclass Series. They were held online during lockdown in the UK in summer 2020. Participants were invited to send in video performances for Michael to watch in a Live answering session.

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Masterclass Series Episode 2

Masterclass Series Episode 2

Michael Cox, in partnership with Principal Chairs, presents his Masterclass Series. They were held online during lockdown in the UK in summer 2020. Participants were invited to send in video performances for Michael to watch in a Live answering session.

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Masterclass Series Episode 1.2

Masterclass Series Episode 1.2

Michael Cox, in partnership with Principal Chairs, presents his Masterclass Series. They were held online during lockdown in the UK in summer 2020. Participants were invited to send in video performances for Michael to watch in a Live answering session.

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Masterclass Series Episode 1

Masterclass Series Episode 1

Michael Cox, in partnership with Principal Chairs, presents his Masterclass Series. They were held online during lockdown in the UK in summer 2020. Participants were invited to send in video performances for Michael to watch in a Live answering session.

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How Far We’d Come: Blog, Mar-20

How Far We’d Come: Blog, Mar-20

Following the article in the Pan Journal on the development of the Classical music business in the virtual world and on social networking sites our amazing editor Camilla Marchant (who is also an amazing flute player), Pasha Mansurov (the engineer behind

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Timothy Hutchins: Interview, Dec ’19

Timothy Hutchins: Interview, Dec ’19

I did my audition in May and started officially in September. I did one crazy week in the summer. It was a great way to start: playing in a park, playing the Carmen solo with roller coasters and screaming people in the background. It was low stress…

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Robert Aitken: Interview, Nov ’18

Robert Aitken: Interview, Nov ’18

Unlike most string players, and quite possibly most orchestral players, flutists often seem to focus on orchestral careers and not on being soloist or playing chamber music. Why that is is a topic for other venues but the fact that orchestral playing….

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