Roy Amotz - Flute
Born in Jerusalem in 1982, Roy 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 (with Prof Staege and Prof. Hungeburth, both with honors). Engagements in the early music field include working with the Akademie für alte Musik Berlin, as well as concerts with "Zoom Quartet", with which he won the Biagio-Marini international early music Competition. Other prizes Roy received 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 crossover "64 Things Show” inspired by John Cage.
Roy was a member of the acclaimed Meitar Ensemble for Contemporary Music for more than a decade. The Ensemble has performed in Israel and abroad in numerous festivals including the Venice Biennale and the Manifeste Festival in Paris. Personal collaborations with composers lead to the creation of three new flute concerti.
Since 2013 Roy is 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 Chamber Orchestra and the Scotland BBC Symphony Orchestra. In 2017 Roy founded a new platform called "Music and Beyond", aiming to present classical music in new contexts, and to create a transformative experience for audience and performers. The first project of this platform is called “Fantasies”, and is a sensory journey exploring the relationship of our senses to each other from a new perspective.