Hailed for her passionate and vibrant performances as well as the creative, elaborate interpretations that have captivated audiences worldwide, Noemi Gyori is quickly establishing a name in the classical music scene as an exceptional and versatile flutist, equally in demand as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral flutist and pedagogue.
Noemi is the first flutist ever to be accepted into the highly prestigious MPhil/PhD course in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she is currently studying as a fellow of the Philip Loubser Foundation, working on her ‘Classical Flute and Guitar’ project. Noemi gave her Carnegie Hall debut in October 2011 as a First Prize Winner of the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition and, in the same year, was awarded the European Cultural Prize for Young Artists, following in the footsteps of former laureates such as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Julia Fischer and Sol Gabetta. In 2012, she won the Career Prize of the New York based Salon de Virtuosi Foundation. She has also been chosen as “Annie Fischer Scholar” of the Filharmonia Budapest for three successive years, and has been an artiste of the Hungarofest Klassz Foundation and the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundations in Vienna and Munich.
Noemi has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician at major international festivals in 28 countries (including the Grachten Festival in Amsterdam, Midis-Minimes in Belgium, the Kuhmo Festival in Finland, the Oxford Chamber Music Festival, the Budapest Spring Festival, the Café Budapest Festival, the Saariaho Festival in den Haag, the Elisso Virsaladze Festival in Georgia, etc.). As a soloist she has worked with, amongst others, the Luxembourg Academy Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne, the Chamber Orchestra of the Hungarian National Philharmonic, the Amadinda Percussion Group, the Orchester Jakobsplatz München, the Georgian Sinfonietta, the Krakow Academy Orchestra, the Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, the Danube Symphony Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, the Danubia Orchestra Obuda, the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra and the IKZE Ensemble.
In addition to her many individual concerts, she has played as a guest in orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (at the Vienna State Opera, where she took part in unique projects such as the world premiere of Aribert Reimann’s opera Medea). Since 2008, she is the principal flute of the Orchester Jakobplatz München, and has been the guest principal of the Georgian Sinfonietta and the Chamber Orchestra of the Hungarian National Philharmonic.
In 2012, Noemi was appointed ‘Associate Tutor in Flute’ at the Royal Northern College of Music, becoming one of the youngest faculty members of the prestigious institution. She also serves as International Ambassador of the RNCM and leads her own flute studio at the Junior department. She has given masterclasses at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Bard College New York, the Consevatoire Dijon, the Pôle d’enseignement supérieur de la musique en Bourgogne Dijon, the Busan Music and Arts Highschool South-Korea the Béla Bartok and Weiner Conservatories in Budapest and the Tbilisi Conservatory in Georgia. She was a flute tutor at the Bozsok Music Camp in Hungary, Beigang International Music Festival in Taiwan, the Artesono International Orchestra Course in Switzerland, as well as leading popular workshops for Miyazawa Flutes in Germany. Noemi was invited as an Erasmus Professor to the Grieg Academy in Bergen, Norway in 2013 and is to hold masterclasses at the the Junior Royal Academy of Music in London and at the University of Victoria, Canada in 2017.
In both 2006 and 2009 Noemi received the Performers’ Prize of the Artisjus Music Foundation in Hungary for her outstanding performances of Hungarian contemporary compositions. She was co-founder and artistic director of the highly acclaimed IKZE Contemporary Music Festival in Budapest between 2004 and 2009. She holds scholarships from numerous outstanding institutions (DAAD Germany, Brannen-Cooper Fund USA, Stiftung der Rotarier Germany, to name but a few).
Noemi has made recordings for the ORF, Deutschlandfunk, BRF, BBC, WQXR New York, Georgian Radio, Hungarian Radio, Hungaroton, Arte and Mezzo. Her debut CD with Katalin Koltai, guitarist, was released by Hungaroton in 2011, featuring world premiere recordings of Antonio Nava’s flute and guitar music from 19th Century Milan. A subsequent album of sonatas by Schubert, Reinecke and Franck, recorded with Katalin Csillagh, pianist, was recently released by Hungaroton in November 2016. Her ‘Classical flute and guitar collection’, a series of keyboard works by Haydn and Mozart transcribed for flute and guitar together with Katalin Koltai, are being published by Doblinger Music Publishing Austria from 2017 January.
Noemi graduated with honours from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest (Prof. Henrik Prőhle) in 2007 and completed post-graduate studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (Prof. Barbara Gisler-Haase) and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (Prof. András Adorján). She has participated in the masterclasses of Aurèle Nicolet, Pierre Yves-Artaud, Marina Piccinini, Paul Meisen, William Bennett, and Michael M. Kofler and, through the Erasmus exchange programme, has spent a semester at the Sibelius Academy working with Petri Alanko.
Noemi is a Miyazawa Flutes artist. She plays a 14K gold LaFin headjoint, sponsored by the Solti Foundation and a 14K gold Miyazawa Boston flute, funded by the Philip Loubser Foundation.