Emily Beynon

Emily Beynon has been principal flute of the Concertgebouw Orchestra for more than 25 years. Born in Wales, she studied with William Bennett at the Royal Academy in London and with Alain Marion in Paris.

Equally at home in front of the orchestra as in its midst, Emily has performed as concerto soloist with many top orchestras in Europe and Asia. She is frequently heard on the radio, has featured in several television documentaries and has recorded 12 concerto/recital albums.

Emily is an enthusiastic protagonist of new music and has had many new works written for her by composers such as Errollyn Wallen, Jonathan Dove, John Woolrich, Sally Beamish, Roxanna Panufnik and Maarten Ornstein.

A passionate and dedicated teacher, Emily is regularly invited to give masterclasses all over the world. From 2009 – 2021, she was Artistic leader of the Netherlands Flute Academy (Neflac). At the start of the 2020 pandemic, Emily established a YouTube channel with short video tutorials on technical aspects of playing and various orchestral repertoire solos. She is a Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music.