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HYOWON CHI

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Hyowon CHI debuted as a soloist at the age of 14 with Busan Symphony Orchestra in Mozart's Flute Concerto. He obtained 4 Artist Diplomas at age 19 at the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris : flute (prof. Claude Lefebvre), piccolo (Nathalie Rozat), chamber music (Eric Le Sage & Paul Meyer) and orchestra (Gilbert Audin). He then completed his musical education at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva with Jacques Zoon.

He is a laureate of the Leopold Bellan International Competition in 2010 and won 1st prize in chamber music at the Brest International Competition in 2015.

In 2016, he has appeared as soloist at the Philharmonie de Paris as part of the «Prelude Concert» of Orchestre de Paris by performing Béla Bartók's pieces. 

He is regularly invited as Solo Flute in renowned orchestras such as the Korean National Symphony Orchestra, Korea National Opera, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Colonne, European Academic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc, etc. He has also collaborated with New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Canada National Ballet, Korean National Ballet and the Vienna Opera Ballet.

He has performed at the Philharmonie de Pairs, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Royal Concertgebouw, Académie Française, Maison de Radio France, Salle Pleyel, Théâtre du Châtelet, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Arènes de Nîmes, Théâtre Antique d'Orange, Maison de Victor Hugo, Schönberg Center (Vienne)... As a flautist and president of the Oulime Ensemble, he has been invited to perform in several Korean Embassies in Europe (Italy, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Belgium).

He collaborated in several music albums (Harmonia Mundi, Hoctus, Signum Record, NomadPlay...) with renowned composers and musicians such as Naji Hakim, Amaury Du Closel among others. He also appeared on France 2 , France 3 , Arte , Sky Arte (Italy), KBS1 (South Korea), France Musique, Radio Classique...

He was a flute professor at the École de musique de Chessy (2014 - 2015) before teaching as a substitute flute/piccolo professor at the Conservatoire de la Ville de Paris (CMA 9) from 2017 to 2018.

He is currently a flautist of the Forum Voix Étouffées, co-funded by the European Union for its projet dedicated to the rediscovery of composers persecuted by the totalitarianism in the 20th century.

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