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02. - 09. Jul 2022
Early Music Days
Anna Besson
Masterclass: Flute master course
Anna Besson

Winner of the Cziffra Foundation's annual auditions, Anna Besson studied modern and early flutesat the Conservatoires Supérieurs de Musique de Paris and Geneva. As an active and versatile performer, Anna has spent several years developing herexperience as a soloist and orchestral musician within ensembles such as orchestre ofOpéra deParis, La Chambre Philharmonique, Le Concert Spirituel, Insula Orchestra, Le Concert d'Astrée, Orfeo 55, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roi, Insula Orchestra and as a founding member ofquartet nevermind.

She has also played in such prestigious concert halls and festivals as Boston Early MusicFestival, Utrecht Early Music Festival, MA Festival Bruges, Salzburger Festspiele, Royaumont, ViaStaelle, Festival Mezzo, Barbican Center, Melbourne Recital Center, Hamburg Philharmony, Operade Paris, etc. Asa founding member ofa nocte temporis (dir. Reinoud Van Mechelen), Anna searchesfor ways to use her music totranscend the 18th- and 19th-century chamber music repertoire withflute. "Erbarme dich", their début CD on the Alpha Classics label, has been released to criticalacclaim (CHOC de Classica, five Diapasons, Price Caecilia) and features JS Bach works for tenorand traverso.

As a soloist, her discography includes Telemann's «Concerto for traverso and recorder» with Erik Bosgraaf (Brilliant classics), Molter's «Concerto for traverso in D major» with Die KölnerAkademie (CPO), «The Dubhlinn Gardens» -18th Century Irish music witha nocte temporis (Alpha), Telemann's «Parisian Quartets» with quartetnevermind (Alpha Classics) and next fall willbe released her first solo album for romantic flute with fortepianist Olga Pashchenko featuringworks by Beethoven, Kuhlau, Doppler and Walckiers (Alpha). In addition, passionate about traditional music and dance, the intense focus on the Irishflute leads her to make researches about Irish repertoire of the 18th- and 19th-century. Equally at home on the traverso, modern flute and romantic flute, Anna is regularly invitedto give masterclasses in France and abroad and was jury member of the International VanWassenaer Chamber Music Competition in Utrecht in 2018.