Matthieu Gauci-Ancelin
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Matthieu Gauci-Ancelin flute


Born in Paris in 1983, Matthieu Gauci-Ancelin started to play the flute at age eight. He studied with Sophie Cherrier and Vincent Lucas at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSM).

From 2003 to 2005, Mr Gauci-Ancelin was Principal Flutist of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, as well as a member of the Karajan-Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic. He studied there with Andreas Blau, Michael Hasel and Emmanuel Pahud, and performed several concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic under the baton of Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mariss Jansons, Lorin Maazel, Simon Rattle, Mistislav Rostropovich and Franz Welzer-Möst. He participated as Principal Flutist with this orchestra several times in 2007 and 2008.

Since 2006, Mr Gauci-Ancelin has been Principal Flutist of the Komische Oper Berlin, and has appeared there as soloist. He has developed an active career as a soloist and chamber musician, performing with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Lars Vogt, Marielle Nordmann, Modigliani Quartett, Maurice Bourgue and others.

He was awarded a Special Prize at the 2005 "Jean-Pierre Rampal International Competition". In 2006, as part of a CD/DVD production with Deutsche Grammophone, he recorded a concerto of G.F. Handel for flute and english horn with Albrecht Mayer and the Sinfonia Varsovia.

Future performances as soloist include the Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp conducted by Carl St Clair, the Bach B-minor Suite, and next year, the Mozart D-Major Concerto with Sir Roger Norrington in Berlin.