"...dazzlingly good chamber ensemble…
exuberantly expressive, intimate style…
gorgeously idiomatic playing’
The Times
Ileana Ruhemann
Wind: flute

Ileana Ruhemann won an instrumental exhibition at Cambridge University where she read Music, and, upon graduating in 1983, won the only place open to foreign flautists at the Paris Conservatoire. She has played Principal Flute in most of the major orchestras in the UK, including the BBC Symphony, London Symphony, Royal Opera House, Philarmonia, London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic, and has made many appearances as concerto soloist on the South Bank and at St John's, Smith Square. She was appointed Principal Flute of the BBC Concert Orchestra in 1989 and combines this position with a career as a soloist and chamber musician. In 2016, Ileana was invited to play concertos by Malcolm Arnold with the BBC Concert Orchestra at Snape Maltings,Aldeburgh and in Bucharest,Romania. She has just completed a recording of music by Jonathan Harvey with Gemini.

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