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Elisabet Franch

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International Flutist Elisabet Franch has been recognized worldwide: Grand Prix
Winner of the 27th World Music Competition, Vienna New Year’s International Music
Competition (Austria), 1st Prize and Judge’s Trophy of American Protégé Woodwinds
and Brass Competition (Carnegie Hall, New York), Anton Rubinstein International
Flute Competition (Berlin, Germany), Domenico Cimarosa International Flute
Competition (Aversa, Italy), El Primer Palau (Barcelona, Spain).
Her debut album, Gypsy Airs, was awarded two Gold Medals at the Global Music
Awards (California) and Best Classical Album at the Akademia Music Awards (Los
Angeles). Reviews from Pizzicato Magazine (Luxembourg), The Flute View (USA) and
Platea Magazine (Spain), highlighted Elisabet’s musicality, sound, maturity and bright
technique.On 2013 she was given the “Rising Star” Award by legendary flutist Sir
James Galway at the Galway Flute Festival (Weggis, Switzerland) and on 2018 she was
presented in concert in Milano next to him as one of his most outstanding students.
Elisabet studied at Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC), CNR de Paris
and Scuola Civica di Milano. As orchestra player, she was trained at Gran Teatre del
Liceu Opera House Accademy and later at the Orchestra dell’Accademia del Teatro
Alla Scala, working with Gustavo Dudamel, Fabio Luisi, Gianandrea Noseda, David
Coleman, Sebastian Weigle, Antonello Alemandi, amongst others.
In 2016 she wins the audition for Co-Principal Flute of Suzhou Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2018 she is Principal Flute of Tianjin Symphony Orchestra of China and
combines her duties with her solo career worldwide. On September 2020 she returns to
Europe to record her second CD as winner of the World Music Competition sponsored
by Austria Bank and Vienna International. “Franch plays Franck” is going to be
released in early 2021. She has been recently appointed flute professor at Centro
Superior de Música de Galicia.

Reviews

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PIZZICATO MAGAZINE
Catalan Charm​
"These performances are not about brilliance and virtuosity, though there is a lot of them. Elisabet Franch and Josep Buforn care for nuances, adding melancholy here, charm there, and generally play with pleasant warmth"
-------Guy Engels


MELÓMANO
Promesas Cumplidas​
"Elisabet Franch is one of the flutists with most impact nowadays. She has something special that you feel as soon as she starts to play"
-----Ana Colmenarejo


CD CLASSICO.COM
Dal vivo: James Galway, Santa Maria delle Grazie
"The concert continued with the magnific Mozart's Rondo KV 373 performed by an outstanding Elisabet Franch. She showed total mastery in the following Csàrdàs by Monti. The perfect prelude to welcome the Great Galway, the absolute star. "
-----Gabriele Formenti


REVISTA MUSICAL CATALANA
The virtuoso breath of Elisabet Franch vivifies Mendelssohn
"The brightness of the last movement made the audience smile, pleased to listen a well known concert, but mostly because of Franch's extraordinary performance "
------Jacobo Zabalo​


LA VANGUARDIA​
Happy Residency
"simply a delicious concert where she showed technique and sensibility on the same level. To her total control of the instrument, she adds a way of feeling and making music which is already her own style. "
------Jaume Radigales


PLATEA MAGAZINE
Excellent meeting
"their performance ended with a standing ovation for both young performers, who showed without doubt an extraordinary quality"
------Roger Alier


REVISTA MUSICAL CATALANA
The magic flute of Elisabet Franch​
"Elisabet Franch has a musical magnetism which transforms all complexity into natural. The tension she creates penetrates deeply into the ear of the audience"
------Lluís Trullén​

Repertoire

CONCERTOS AND ORCHESRAL WORKS
J. A. Amargós, Northern Concerto
J.S. Bach, Orchestral Suite n.2 in B minor
J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto n. 5
C.P.E. Bach, Concerto in D minor
C.P.E. Bach, Concerto in G major
S. Brotons, Flute Concerto
S. Brotons, Piccolo Concerto “Diàlegs amb Àxel”
C. Chaminade, Concertino
J. Ibert, Concerto
A. Khachaturian, Concerto in D
F. Mendelssohn, Concerto in e minor
W. A. Mozart, Concerto n.1 in G Major K.313
W. A. Mozart, Concerto n.2 in D Major K.314
W. A. Mozart, Concerto for flute and harp in C Major
W. A. Mozart, Andant in C Major K.315
W. A. Mozart, Rondo in D Major K.Anh.184
C. Nielsen, Concerto
C. Reinecke, Concerto in D major
J. Rodrigo, Concierto Pastoral
J. Rutter, Suite Antique
C. Saint-Saëns, Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso
C. Saint-Saëns, Romance
P. Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy
P. Sarasate, Aires Gitanos (Gypsy Airs)
A. Vivaldi, 6 Concertos for Flute
A. Vivaldi, the 4 seasons
A. Vivaldi, Concerto for piccolo in C major A440

RECITAL WITH PIANO
J.S. Bach, Sonatas
F. Borne, Carmen Fantasy
A. Borodin, Nocturne
G. Briccialdi, 6 Fantasies on Verdi’s Operas (Aida, Trovatore,
Don Carlo, Macbeth, Rigoletto, La Traviata)
C. Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
H. Dutilleux, Sonatina
C. Franck, Sonata in A Major
P. Gaubert, Sonata n.3
B. Godard, Suite de trois morceaux
E. Grieg, Sonata n.2 in G Major
A. Guinovart, Sonata
A. Khachaturian, three pieces
F. Martin, Balade
F. Poulenc, Sonata
S. Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet Suite
S. Prokofiev, Sonata
C. Reinecke, Sonata “Undine”
N. Rimsky-Korsakov/Kreisler, Chanson oriental and Arabic
Dance from Sheherazade
J. Ruttter, Suite Antique
P. Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy
P. Sarasate, Aires Gitanos (Gypsy Airs)
F. Schubert, Introduction and variations Trockne Blumen
R. Schumann, 3 romances
I. Stravinsky, Firebird Suite
I. Stravinsky, Danse Russe (Petroushka)
P. Taffanel, Der Freischutz Fantasy
P. Taffanel, Mignon Fantasy
O. Taktakishvili, Sonata
P.I. Tchaikovsky, Valse-Scherzo
P. I. Tchaikovsky, Pezzo Capriccioso

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languages

English

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Italian

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