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Get in Shape with Gaspar:

An Interactive Workshop ~ discover exercises to energize and challenge your practice routine. 


Thursday, August 5, 2021 (2:00 - 3:30 PM CDT)


Join us via Zoom as we kick off our new season of Fluting with the Stars!  with Gaspar Hoyos, principal flute of the Opera National de Lorraine. He is praised by conductors, colleagues, and critics alike as one of the most exciting and interesting flutists of his generation. Gaspar will share his favorite exercises and routines in an interactive workshop to help get you in shape for your year of playing whether that consists of performances, auditions, competitions, or teaching. Gaspar will demonstrate, discuss, and help you discover new exercises to energize and expand your practicing. Have your flute ready to play!


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Gaspar Hoyos grew up in Bogota, Colombia.  He has been praised by conductors, colleagues, and critics alike as one of the most exciting and interesting flutists of his generation. 

Recipient of many prestigious awards, he has performed to critical acclaim throughout South America, North America, Europe, and the Far East. He has earned prizes at international competitions such as the Jean-Pierre Rampal CompetitionMarkneukirchen International Competition and the NFA Young Artist Competition, prizes which led to his solo debut in Europe with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées.

Much in demand as a teacher, Mr. Hoyos has recently been invited to teach at Yale University, the Royal Academy of Music - London, and the “El Sistema” (Caracas – Venezuela).

In 2017, Mr Hoyos was one of the chosen artists to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sala de Conciertos de la Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, the legendary concert hall in the heart of Bogota.  Likewise, the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá has invited Gaspar to play Mozart’s concerto in G major for the celebration of its 50th year of musical activity.  Gaspar Hoyos was the featured guest soloist at the Corigliano Festival in Caracas Venezuela, with the Orquesta Simon Bolivar in a performance of the Pied Piper Fantasy by John Corigliano, in presence of the composer.  He gave the Colombian premiere of the magnificent "Concierto Son" for flute and orchestra by Arturo Márquez, with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Colombia.

His first solo CD, 19th Century music record Bravissimo was released by Octavia Records - Japan.  It was followed by Absinthe – Café Music (Fleur de Son) and by the recording with Jory Vinikour of the flute sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach (Lontano – France).  He has also recorded the album "Canción" with Japanese harpist Etsuko Shoji.  His latest release is a digital album called "Solo".

Gaspar Hoyos was invited to be principal flute the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra in their China-Taiwan tour, and he has also appeared with the orchestras of Mulhouse, Lyon, Solistes Européens Luxembourg, 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 has played in such prestigious festivals as Nancyphonies, Montpellier Radio-France, Musica Riva (Italy), Musique Action, 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).

Gaspar is currently principal flute of the Opéra National de Lorraine.  He divides his attention between masterclasses, concerto appearances, solo recitals, chamber music projects and creating visual and performing arts in multicultural projects with the New Music Ensemble Ultim’asonata.

He studied in Boston with Paula Robison, and in Paris with Raymond Guiot. Other teachers include Sarah Brown, François Khoury, George Pope, Karen Yonovitz and Mary Karen Clardy.  Gaspar Hoyos benefited from meaningful lessons with Peter Lloyd and François Laurent, two eminent orchestral flutists.  

He was the last flutist to have had the honor to take lessons with the late Jean-Pierre Rampal at his home, avenue Mozart, Paris.

Gaspar Hoyos is a Haynes Artist.

Gaspar’s Links:

    1. Essential Flutehttps://www.fluteworld.com/product/essential-flute/
    2. 12 Exercises by T. Boehm, with practicing suggestions: https://www.di-arezzo.com/music/224988/gaspar-hoyos-12-flute-drills-flute-studies-sheet-music.html

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