Emily Beynon is the principal flute player of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam.
Emily Beynon is principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam. Born in Wales, she 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. Equally at home in front of the orchestra as in its midst, Emily has performed as concerto soloist with, amongst others, The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Orchestras, NHK Symphony, the Vienna, Prague, Netherlands and English Chamber Orchestras and the Academy of St.Martin-in-the-fields. A keen chamber musician, she works regularly with her sister, the harpist, Catherine Beynon and the pianist Andrew West, and has made guest appearances with the Nash Ensemble, Steven Isserlis, the Kungsbacka Trio, Jean-Yves Tibaudet and the Brodsky and Skampa Quartets. She is frequently heard on BBC radio and has featured in television documentaries for Thames, BBC and AVRO (Netherlands) 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, Jonathan Dove, Errollyn Wallen and Roxanna Panufnik. Emily collaborated with Universal Edition on a book of works by contemporary composers entitled 'Flute Project: new pieces for flute solo'. A passionate and dedicated teacher, Emily is regularly invited to give masterclasses all over the world. She is writing a series of study books to be published by De Haske (The Netherlands).