Yu-Wei Hu, flautist, has performed as both a recitalist and orchestral musician on baroque and classical flute throughout the UK and Europe and worked with ensembles and festivals including Florilegium, Hanover Band, International Baroque Players, Radio France Festival at Montpellier, BBC Proms 2012 at Cadogan Hall, Oxford Early Music Festival 2013, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Johns Smith Square, and the Palace of Versailles in France. Yu-Wei has also performed with British harpsichordist Jane Chapman here at Handel House as well as at the RCM and Kings College London.
As a chamber musician, Yu-Wei is a founding member and performs regularly with two ensembles. The Ensemble de Trianon, which won the Richard III Prize in the RCM’s early music competition in 2010 and were invited to perform in the Vienna Bachwoche Festival, Jeunesse series ‘Alte Meister’, Carinthischer Sommer Festival in Austria, as well as at Finchcocks, Handel House and the Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands in the UK. And Les Nation Réunies, the winner of the International Early Music Competition in Middelburg/The Netherlands in 2011 and they also performed live from Vienna on Austrian Radio in a programme entitled “Alte Musik-Neu Interpretiert” in 2011. She also plays classical flute with Swedish guitarist Johan Lofving as the Flaugiussimo Duo. They have performed many recitals in the United Kingdom and Sweden, including at Cadogan Hall, King’s Place, the Pump Rooms in Bath, Kings Lynn Festival, Stratford-on-Avon Festival, Honiton Festival, and the Allsköns Musik Festival concert series in Sweden. The Duo’s performance at the Brighton Early Music Festival was highly appreciated by audience and music critics alike.
Yu-Wei studied baroque flute at the Royal College of Music in London, where she was awarded the Master of Music in Advanced Performance with Distinction in 2010 and the Artist Diploma in 2013. While a student, she was nominated for the RCM’s prestigious McKenna Prize for Baroque Music in 2009-10. Yu-Wei has also taken part in the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment Experience Scheme for Young Players in 2011 and the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique in France 2011-12.