Alena Walentin

Alena Walentin is an Altus Artist, Artist of the Musicians’ Company and Vice-Chair of the British Flute Society.

Alena has gained a reputation of one of the most versatile young flautists, being a soloist, chamber musician and guest Principal flute with leading orchestras, as well as workshop leader, adjudicator, chamber music tutor and flute professor.

Alena is a recipient of numerous prizes and awards such as the first prizes in the British Flute Society’s competitions, International Flute Competition “Friedrich Kuhlau” in Germany and awards from the Worshipful Company of Musicians, the Hattori Foundation and the Wolfson Foundation. Her Debut CD, recorded with Joseph Havlat for Guild Records, has been chosen as an “Album of the Week” by the Danish National Radio in February 2020.

Alena has also judged competitions in Italy, Russian Federation, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States, including the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition, Singapore Festival Flute Competition and the British Flute Society’s competitions.

Alena is a flute teacher and chamber music coach at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, City University of London, Junior Royal Academy of Music and Jazz flute professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has also just been appointed as a Flute teacher at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague in Netherlands.

She has taught at Snape Maltings at the Aldeburgh Young Musicians programme, has given masterclasses at the Verbier Festival Amateur Chamber Music Week in Switzerland, Ponte Cultura music course in France, ESMAE and Academia de Música de Vilar do Paraíso in Portugal, Singapore Flute Festival, William Bennett International Flute Summer School and Dartington Summer School & Festival.

Alena has appeared as a guest principal flute with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Opera North, the Philharmonia, Hallé, Britten Sinfonia, London Mozart Players, MusicAeterna, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Orchestra of St John’s.

Alena is a member of the Atéa Quintet and regular guest with different ensembles including Ensemble Cymru, Ensemble 360 and Alban Berg Ensemble Wien.

Alena played at the most prestigious UK venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, King’s Place, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and the Royal Albert Hall. Alena has performed solo works with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and has given recitals in most of European countries, United States, Canada, Asia, Russia and the United Kingdom.

Alena Walentin