Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam



principal flute

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

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.

Emily Beynon 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.

As a chamber musician she works regularly with her sister, the harpist Catherine Beynon and the pianist Andrew West. Emily has made guest appearances with the Nash Ensemble, Škampa Quartet, Steven Isserlis, Dame Felicity Lott, Jean-Yves Tibaudet, the Kungsbacka Trio and Brodsky Quartet.

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. In 2008 Universal Edition has released a book of contemporary works entitled Flute Project: new pieces for flute solo on which she collaborated with Matthieu Dufour, Kazushi Saito and Emmanuel Pahud. She recorded several cd's, including Flute & Friends for Channel's First Chairs series with the support of the Prix de Salon, a prize given annually to an RCO members by the orchestra's business circle De Salon.

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.