Roy Amotz - Flute
Born in Jerusalem in 1982, Roy Amotz resides in Berlin nowadays, performing as a soloist and in various chamber music formations around the world. His teachers in Israel include Vladimir Silva, Moshe Epstein, Yossi Arnheim and Avner Biron. He graduated degrees in musical performance and early music practice from the Berlin University of Arts (both with honours) and has been recently invited to perform with the prestigious Akademie für alte Musik, Berlin. In addition, Roy founded "Zoom Quartet", with which he won the Biagio-Marini international early music Competition in Germany. Other prizes he won include the first prize in the International Flute Competition in Greece and the Pergamenchikow Prize in Berlin with "Trio Vis", with whom he created the genre breaking "64 Things" Show inspired by John Cage.
Dedicated to developing the contemporary music scene in Israel, Roy is a member of the acclaimed Meitar Ensemble, specialized in performance and recording of contemporary chamber music. The Ensemble has performed in Israel and abroad in numerous festivals including the Venice Biennale and the Manifeste Festival in Paris. Since 2013 Roy serves as the principal flutist of the Geneva Camerata - an innovative ensemble performing music all the way from early music to contemporary music. His performances as a soloist include the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Verbier Festival Orchestra and the Scotland BBC Symphony Orchestra. These days Roy is creating a new platform for making classical music, aiming to bring this music to wider audiences, and to create a transformative experience for audience and performers alike: "Music and Beyond". The first project of this platform is called “Fantasies” and involves The Telemann fantasias for baroque flute and the fantasies of a chef, exploring sensual enhancement..