Alena Walentin

Alena Walentin is an Altus Artist and Vice-Chair of the British Flute Society.

Alena has gained a reputation as one of the most versatile young flautists, having an international career as a soloist, chamber musician and guest Principal flute with leading orchestras. Furthermore, she is very active as workshop leader, adjudicator, chamber music tutor and flute professor.

Alena is a recipient of numerous prizes and awards, such as the first prize at International Flute Competition “Friedrich Kuhlau” in Germany, the British Flute Society’s competitions and awards from the Worshipful Company of Musicians, the Hattori Foundation and the Wolfson Foundation. Alena has also judged at competitions in Italy, the Russian Federation, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States, including the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition, Singapore Festival Flute Competition and the British Flute Society’s competitions.

Alena played at the most prestigious UK venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, King’s Place, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and the Royal Albert Hall. Alena has performed solo works with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and has given recitals in most of European countries, United States, Canada, Asia, Russia and the United Kingdom.

Alena is a flute teacher and chamber music coach at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, City University of London, Junior Royal Academy of Music and Jazz flute professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has also taught at Snape Maltings “Aldeburgh Young Musicians” programme, has given masterclasses at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Ponte Cultura music course in France, ESMAE and Academia de Música de Vilar do Paraíso in Portugal, Singapore Flute Festival, William Bennett International Flute Summer School and Dartington Summer School & Festival.

Alena has appeared as a guest principal flute with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Opera North, the Philharmonia, Hallé, Britten Sinfonia, London Mozart Players, MusicAeterna, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Orchestra of St John's.

Alena is a member of the Atéa Quintet and regular guest with different ensembles including Ensemble Cymru, Ensemble 360 and Alban Berg Ensemble Wien.

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