Juliette Hurel


Solo flutist at the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Professor at Rotterdam Conservatoire ‘Codarts’

AIMS Academy 13-21/O8/2O23

  • Individual master classes for flute
  • Audition training
  • Lessons of introduction to circular breathing technique
  • Opportunities to perform on stage as a soloist or in chamber groups
  • Selected students will experience the Festival Orchestra

Juliette Hurel was unanimously awarded the first prizes for flute and chamber music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris and has won prizes in several major international competitions.

She has performed at prestigious concert venues such as the Cité de la Musique and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Grand Théâtre de Provence, Wigmore Hall in London and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She receives invitations to play at important festivals such as the Festival International de la Roque d’Anthéron, « La Folle Journée » in Nantes, the Festival International de Colmar, Holland Festival, the Cartagena Music Festival and festivals in Tokyo and Bilbao. As a highly sought soloist, Juliette Hurel has played with orchestras from around the world, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Colombia, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Hong-Kong Sinfonietta. She also performs regularly with various orchestras in France.

Juliette Hurel is very interested in contemporary music and working alongside the composers to fully understand and realise their intentions. She is the inspiration and dedicatee for several commissions, notably the flute concerto “Love songs” by Bruno Mantovani, premiered in 2016 with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and “Chant de Résurrection” for flute and piano by Philippe Hersant, premiered in 2021 with Hélène Couvert.

The discography of Juliette Hurel is rich and varied: Works by Martinu and Prokofiev, French repertoire from the 20th century, the Haydn Flute Sonatas, Concertos for flute and orchestra by C.P.E. Bach (with L’Orchestre d’Auvergne under the baton of Arie van Beek), the albums “Impressions Françaises” and “Dawn of Romanticism”, the complete Mozart Flute Quartets with the Quatuor Voce and the album “Bach-Inspiration”. In 2020, Juliette Hurel and pianist Hélène Couvert recorded a collection of rarely performed works by female French composers (Mel Bonis, Cécile Chaminade, Lili Boulanger) entitled “Compositrices à l’aube du vingtième siècle”. These recordings have received critical acclaim and were hailed by the French and International press.

Juliette Hurel has been solo flutist with Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra since 1998, and from 2010 has also taught at the Rotterdam Conservatoire “Codarts”. She is Artistic Director of the “Rencontres Musicales de Noyers sur Serein” and the “Musicales du Golfe”.

Juliette Hurel plays a “Pearl” flute in 18 carat gold.