“I love my Altus as it is incredibly reliable and in tune, as well as having an unlimited pallet of colours and expressive tones, creating a sound that can be a continuation of my voice.”
Alena Walentin is an Altus Artist and Vice-Chair of the British Flute Society.
She is a flute professor and teacher at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, City University of London and Junior Royal Academy of Music.
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.
She has also taught and given masterclasses at the Verbier Festival 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, Aldeburgh Young Musicians programme 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, London Concert Orchestra, MusicAeterna, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Orchestra of St John's.
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.
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 member of the Atéa Quintet and regular guest with different ensembles including Ensemble Cymru, Ensemble 360 and Alban Berg Ensemble Wien.