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Emily Beynon - Flute

Emily is principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam.

Born in Wales, she began her formal musical education as a junior department scholar at the Royal College of Music (London) with Margaret Ogonovsky and from there went on to study with William Bennett at the Royal Academy of Music and with Alain Marion in Paris. She currently teaches at The Hague Royal Conservatory. In 2002 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.


Emily made her BBC Proms debut in the Proms Chamber Series in 1997 and two years later was a concerto soloist with The New London Orchestra at The Royal Albert Hall. Other orchestras with whom she has appeared as a concerto soloist include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, The Guildhall String Ensemble, and Vienna, Prague, Netherlands and English Chamber Orchestras.


Emily is a very keen and sincere 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, Skampa Quartet, Steven Isserlis, Dame Felicity Lott, Jean-Yves Tibaudet and Brodsky Quartet.

She has appeared regularly in BBC Radio 3 and World Service, as well as in several documentaries for Thames Television, the BBC and AVRO television (Netherlands).


An enthusiastic protagonist of new music, Emily has had several new works written for her, including Sally Beamish’s “Words for my Daughter” and Jonathan Dove’s Flute Concerto, “The Magic Flute Dances”. In February 2002 she gave the premier of a new work, “Darker Still” for flute and piano by John Woolrich which was a joint BBC/Royal Philharmonic Society commission.



Exton “Pastorale” (incl Debussy, Taffanel, Takemitsu) with Masako Ezaki

Hyperion John McCabe Flute concerto (with BBC Symphony)

Hyperion Rutland Boughton Flute Concerto (with New London Orchestra)

Hyperion Complete works by “Les Six” (incl Poulenc Sonata) with Andrew West

Metier British Flute and Harp Music (incl Bax Sonata) with Catherine Beynon


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