Guest Artist Masterclass: Guy Eshed, Israel Philharmonic

Event Date: 

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Congregation B'nai B'rith (1000 San Antonio Creek Rd
  • Santa Barbara)

Event Price: 

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Guy Eshed (courtesy photo)
Guy Eshed (courtesy photo)
Members of the UCSB Flute Studio will perform in a masterclass with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Flute Guy Eshed on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Congregation B'nai B'rith (1000 San Antonio Creek Rd, Santa Barbara). This event is co-presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures and Congregation B’nai B’rith. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
Guy Eshed is Principal Flute of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Music Director Zubin Mehta. He held the same position with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence Opera House) under Zubin Mehta, Berlin Staatskapelle under Daniel Barenboim, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding, and the Manchester Camerata under Douglas Boyd. In addition, he has served as principal flutist of Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra since 2001. In great demand as an orchestral musician, Guy has appeared as guest solo flautist with orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra of La Scala, among others. As a soloist, Guy has appeared at the prestigious Salzburg and Lucerne festivals with the West Eastern Divan Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim and Pierre Boulez as well as in Italy, Germany, the UK, Hungary, and his native Israel with orchestras such as the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, the Israel Camerata Jerusalem, Ecuador National Orchestra, the Berlin Chamber Soloists, Berlin Hof Musik, the Tel-Aviv Soloists, and the Kammerphilharmonie Amade, collaborating with Trevor Pinnock, Nicholas Kraemer, Jaime Martin, Frieder Obstfeld, and Kolja Blacher.
Guy is a keen chamber musician and apart from his work and recordings as a founding member of Ensemble 360, he is a regular participant of The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival and has taken part in various chamber music festivals such as the Beethovenfest Bonn and the Vaals Festival. He has performed in prestigious chamber music series such as Wigmore Hall, Paris Cité de la Musique, Berlin Konzerthaus, Paris Louvre, Düsseldorf Tonhalle, and Essen Philharomonie with partners including Daniel Barenboim, Kirill Gerstein, Elena Bashkirova, Frans Helmerson, Klaus Thunemann, Marie Luise Neunecker, Karl-Heinz Steffens, Gary Hoffman, Pascal Moragues, Alex Klein, Guy Braunstein, Antje Weithaas, The Berlin Philharmonic Soloists, and others. He has recorded several times for the Israeli radio, German radio, the BBC, the Swedish Radio and made 4 cds of works by Mozart, Spohr, Beethoven, and Poulenc for the ASV and Nimbus CD labels.
Guy was a regular scholarship winner of the America-Israel Foundation and won a special excellency grant from the Töpfer Foundation, Hamburg. He graduated with honors from the Rubin Music Academy of Tel-Aviv University, the Hochschule for Music "Hanns-Eisler" Berlin, and the Hochschule for Music and Theater Hamburg. Among his teachers were Lior Eitan, Yossi Arnheim, Mordechai Rechtman, Prof. Jacques Zoon, and Prof. Moshe Epstein. At the age of  21, after completing his three years service duty for the Israeli Army as principal flautist of the Air Force Orchestra, Guy was appointed principal flautist of the Northern Israel Symphony Orchestra, Haifa, where he played between 2000-2002.
Guy Eshed (courtesy photo)