Few flautists of her generation have performed so extensively worldwide as soloist and chamber musician. Ana de la Vega’s Wigmore Hall debut was reviewed as ‘Outstanding’ (Classical Source), her Cadogan Hall London performance as ‘true artistry’ (Musical Opinion), and her Berlin Philharmonie debut as ‘first-class’.
Ana’s longstanding relationship with the English Chamber Orchestra began in 2010 when she gave her orchestral debut in London with the premiere of Mysliveček’s lost flute concerto. The performance was featured live on BBC Radio 3, made Critics’ Choice in London TimeOut and was reviewed in BBC Magazine, Gig Magazine and the Daily Telegraph. Having since discovered numerous lost works for flute which she pioneers in expanding the flute repertoire, Ana de la Vega is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting ambassadors of her instrument today.
Born in Australia to British and Argentinian parents, Ana is a successor of the great French school of Flute playing. After graduating with distinction in performance from the University of Sydney under Margaret Crawford, she became the last student of the celebrated great French pedagogue Raymond Guiot in Paris. Ana was accepted into the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris where she studied for her Premier Prix under Catherine Cantin and at the age of 23 won the position of Principal Flute with the Orquestra Sinfonica do Norte in Portugal.
Ana is founder and artistic director of the London International Players, a dynamic London ensemble which brings together the finest musicians Artists of her generation. On the wings of her dynamism they have performed in Europe’s greatest halls, making headlines in the UK and abroad with their ‘explosive and ‘dazzling’ performances (World Of Classical Music, Wigmore Hall review).
She has performed in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls including the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, and Kings Place London, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Berlin Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Opéra Bastille Paris, and the National Philharmonic Kiev, and hence appreciated by audiences across the globe from New York to Berlin, Sydney to Kiev, London to Beirut.
Ana currently lives in Hannover with her husband and daughter.
Photo by Neda Navaee