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Gaspar Hoyos has been praised by conductors, colleagues and critics alike as one of the most exciting and interesting flutists of his generation. He has performed to critical acclaim throughout South America, North America, Europe and the Far East. He has earned prizes at different international events, including the Jean-Pierre Rampal Competition, Markneukirchen 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.


He is currently the principal flutist of the Opéra National de Lorraine. He also performs as a soloist with different orchestras, plays solo recitals, works in chamber music projects, teaches masterclasses, and participates in multimedia and multicultural projects with the new music ensemble Ultim’asonata. He has performed in prestigious festivals and is a frequent guest at different flute festivals around the world. Much in demand as a teacher, he has recently been invited to teach at Yale University, the Royal Academy of Music - London, and at Venezuela’s “El Sistema”.


In 2016, he was one of the chosen artists invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Luis Ángel Arango Library’s recital hall, the legendary hall in the heart of Bogota. Likewise, the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra invited him to play Mozart’s Concerto in G during the celebration of its 50th anniversary. He was the featured guest soloist at the Corigliano Festival in Caracas (Venezuela) in a performance of the Pied Piper Fantasy by John Corigliano, with the Simón Bolívar Orchestra. Most recently, he performed Concierto Son, for flute and orchestra by Arturo Márquez, with the Colombian National Symphony Orchestra.


His first solo CD, 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 also recorded Canción with Japanese harpist Etsuko Shoji. His latest release is a digital album called Solo.


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. He benefited from meaningful lessons with Peter Lloyd and François Laurent, two eminent orchestral flutists, and he was the last flutist to have lessons with the late Jean-Pierre Rampal at his home in Paris.

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