March 8, 2021

Concertgebouworkest Flutist Emily Beynon to Lead Online Masterclasses!

Concertgebouworkest flutist Emily Beynon’s online masterclasses with flutists from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (JVLMA) and Jāzeps Mediņš Riga Music Secondary School (JMRMV) will be broadcast this Wednesday, March 10th, from 3 to 6 p.m. The online masterclasses are organised as part of the Riga Jurmala Academy programme in collaboration with the JVLMA, and can be viewed on the programme Facebook page.

Participants will include Reina Kotlere (JMRMV, A. Klučnieks’ class) performing Jolivet’s Chant de Linos, Darja Baranova (JVLMA, assoc. prof. I. Meija’s class) performing Dutilleux’s Sonatine for Flute and Piano, and Dārta Stašāne (JVLMA, prof. emeritus I. Sneibis’ class), performing Telemann’s 12 Fantasias for Flute without Bass, A minor, TWV 40:3 and Reinecke’s Flute concerto in D major, Op. 283, I Allegro molto moderato.


Reina Kotlere, Jāzeps Mediņš Riga Music High School /A.Klučnieks class/

“Despite current difficulties, we are extremely pleased that the Riga Jurmala Academy is finding ways to organise online masterclasses led by A+++ class musicians. Participating in Emily Baynon’s individual online classes will be two JVLMA students and one JMRMV pupil who have already proven themselves through their online applications for the masterclass from out of 8 candidates. I am certain that together we can help our talented students excel and bring joy to listeners around the world,” explains Ainars Šablovskis, Director of the Jāzeps Mediņš Riga Music Secondary School and Head of Wind at the Jāzelps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music.

Darja Baranova, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music / class/

Dārta Stašāne, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music /prof.emeritus I.Sneibis class/

Born in Wales, Emily Beynon began her flute studies as a junior at the Royal College of Music with Margaret Ogonovsky and then went on to study with William Bennett at the Royal Academy and with Alain Marion in Paris. In 2002 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.

Photo: Eduardus Lee

Emily Beynon, the principal flute of the Concertgebouworkest

Emily is an enthusiastic protagonist of new music and has had many new works written for her by some of the UK’s leading composers: John Woolrich, Sally Beamish, Jonathan Dove, Errollyn Wallen and Roxanna Panufnik. Education is one of Emily Beynon’s passions. She taught at the conservatories of The Hague and Amsterdam. In 2009 she founded the Netherlands Flute Academy (Neflac) with Suzanne Wolff. Neflac organises courses and concerts for talented young flutists from the Netherlands and young international professionals.