“Such an interesting new soloist in the field of flute has not existed for a very long time” (Naxos)
Ana is honoured to be the new ambassador of Altus hand crafted Japanese flutes.
She is particularly involved with the release of the fully handcrafted ALTUS AL (1807) heavy wall Altus flute in 2019. Having played the prototype of the ALTUS AL for the past 5 years, Ana looks forward to this phenomenally refined instrument being available to flutists worldwide.
Indeed, the Australian flautist Ana de la Vega stirs up the classical music scene at present. Her debut recording with the English Chamber Orchestra of Mozart and Myslivecek Flute Concertos (PENTATONE) is attracting unbridled and unparalleled attention worldwide. Having won Classic FM ‘Best Albums of 2018’, reached Amazon Best Seller No. 1, NDR CD of the week, BBC Scotland CD of the week, Classic FM Netherlands CD of week, SR CD of the Week Germany, Pizzicato 5 Stars et al., Ana has become one of the most celebrated and recognized flautists today.
Her Wigmore Hall debut was reviewed as “outstanding” (Classical Source), her Cadogan Hall London performance as “true artistry” (Musical Opinion), and her Berlin Philharmonie debut as “first-class”.
In the current and upcoming season Ana performs as soloist with DKO Berlin, the Trondheim Soloists, English chamber orchestra, Lucerne festival strings, Odessa Philharmonic, Sinfonia Rotterdam, Prague Royal Philharmonic, Bremen Philharmonic and Berliner Camerata.
In 2019 She made her debut at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg as Soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra.
Ana de la Vega was a student of the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris where she studied under Catherine Cantin, as well as with Philippe Pierlot and Raymond Guiot and hence is a successor of the great French school of Flute playing.
"I vividly remember the moment an Altus flute touched my lips for the first time: A whole new world opened up to me. A world of contrasts, colour and countability.
So delicate yet so powerful, so vibrant yet humble, so colourful yet so refined. I will forever play an Altus because it is like no other instrument in terms of its individuality, flexibility and responsiveness.
The right flute is not about what it can do, but what it can accompany you to do. Its about finding the partner who will allow you to express your soul, realise your ideal sound, and support you in telling your story. An Altus flute is unique in its willingness and ability to allows us to become one with it. "