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Recognized for his virtuosity, his audacity, and his imaginative projects,
Roy Amotz performs regularly as soloist and chamber musician around the world,
with renowned ensembles and orchestras, such as the Verbier Festival Orchestra,
the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Meitar Ensemble and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
As principal flautist of the Verbier Chamber Orchestra, he has participated in prestigious tours in Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. Furthermore, he has been a founding member of the Tel-Aviv Wind Quintet, with which he extensively performed in Israel, Europe, Canada and China and recorded two albums.
Roy Amotz possesses a tremendous musical repertoire, ranging from early Baroque, performed on period instruments, and all the way to contemporary and avant-garde music, played on modern instruments. He has premiered numerous new works for flute that have been written for him by some of today’s most exceptional composers, among these Nicholas Zahony, Amit Gilutz and Hana Ajiashvilli.
As soloist and orchestral musician, Amotz has performed under conductors such Daniel Barenboim, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Harding, Christophe von Dohnányi and Matthias Pintscher. Amotz was invited to perform in international festivals, such as the Lucerne Festival, the Verbier Festival, the MATA Festival and the Salzburg Festival. in addition, Amotz has won various international prizes during his career.
Since 2013, Roy Amotz has served as flautist of the Geneva Camerata, an orchestra with whom he has performed a variety of eclectic and innovative projects, ranging from Baroque, Classical, and Contemporary music, all the way to rock, pop, world music, dance, and theatre. In 2018, Roy Amotz performed the world premiere of “Orchestrion”, a new flute concerto written for him and the Geneva Camerata by the Swiss composer Nicolas von Ritter-Zahony.
A passionate and ever curious artist, Roy Amotz recently created a fascinating project, entitled “Fantasies” combining music improvisation and culinary arts. Fantasies took place more than 30 times in Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, Amsterdam, Geneva and Tel Aviv.
For the past few years Amotz has been exploring the area of conducting, having worked with musicians from the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, and recently serving as the musical director of a children opera at Konzerthaus Berlin.
A long term and fruitful collaboration with the prestigious festival “Espace culturelle de Chaillol” directed by Michael Dian has taken on many shapes over the years, starting with the Tel-Aviv Quintet Premiere performance of a ceremonial piece by Steven Hornstein, followed by a collaboration with artist Jean-Gabriel Manolis, a duo Recital with flutist Julie Huguet and most recently the premise for creation of a solo new album.
An innovative new solo album “Invoking the Clouds”, is defined by Amotz as "a curated exhibition in sounds," played on both modern flutes and Baroque flute, it brings together masterpieces by J.S. Bach alongside contemporary repertoire inspired by traditional instruments. The vision behind this album is to create a singular musical landscape, uniting the separate pieces into a whole.
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