Gaspar HOYOS, flute

Gaspar Hoyos has been praised by conductors, colleagues and cri tics alike as one of thetics alike as one of the most exciting and interesting flutist of his generation. Recipient of many prestigious awards including international competitions, he has performed to critical acclaim throughout South America, North America, Europe and the Far East. He has earned prizes at such prestigious international competitions as the Jean-Pierre Rampal Competition, Markneukirchen International Competition and the NFAYoung Artist Competition, prizes which led to his solo debut in Europe with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris at the Theatre des Champs Elysées.

He currently divides his attention between concerto appearances, solo recitals, chamber music projects and collaborating with the New Music Ensemble Ultim’asonata in visual and performing arts in multicultural projects. Mr. Hoyos has appeared as soloist with such ensembles as the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestre Symphonique de Nancy, Ensemble La Follia, Orchestre de chambre de Lorraine, Orchestras of Vogtland and Markneukirchen, Orquestas filarmónicas de Bogotá y Lima, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony Orchestra. He was invited to join the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra in their China-Taiwan tour, and has played with the orchestras of Mulhouse and the Opéra de Lyon.

He has played in such prestigious festivals as Nancyphonies, Montpellier Radio-France, Musica Riva (Italy), Festival of Istria, July in Jordan Hall (Boston), Maurice Ravel (France). He is frequent guest at the Flute Festivals around the world, such as the European Flute Festival (Frankfurt), Japan Flute Convention (Kobe), French Flute Convention (Paris), Festival de Flauta de Lima (Peru), National Flute Association Flute Conventions (USA).

In 2008 Gaspar Hoyos joined Paolo Olmi and the Orchestra of Nancy for a performance of the concerto in d minor by Carl Philip Emanuel Bach.

Mr. Hoyos is also a dedicated teacher. He has recently been appointed as a faculty member of the E.M.A-Metz, and he leads annual Summer Flute Schools in Nancy, Bergerac (France), and in Groznjan (Croatia) as part of the Jeunesses Musicales education program. His classes are appreciated worldwide, and his musical influence gets international dimension with regular invitations to teach in France, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Colombia and the USA.