Guy Eshed

Guy EshedGuy Eshed was born in Tel Aviv in 1979 and began studying the flute at the age of twelve. He graduated with honours from the Rubin Music Academy of Tel-Aviv University where he studied with Yossi Arnheim and Mordechai Rechtman, twice winning the concerto and the chamber music competitions.

At twenty-one, having completed his three years service duty for the Israeli Army as Principal Flautist of the Air Force Orchestra, Guy was appointed Principal Flautist of the Northern Israel Symphony Orchestra and the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra.

In 2002, Guy was a student of Prof. Jacques Zoon in the Hochschule for Music "Hanns-Eisler" in Berlin and became the Solo Flautist of the Tel-Aviv Soloists Ensemble, with whom he also appeared as a soloist in Israel and in a concert tour in Hungary. In 2005, Guy graduated with the highest grade from the Hochschule for Music and Theatre, Hamburg, where he studied with Prof. Moshe Aron Epstein.
Guy is the Principal Flautist of Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and has played principal flute in different international orchestras under conductors such as Mehta, Gergiev, Schneider, von Dohnanyi, Vanska and Sir Colin Davis.

He has performed in music festivals with various chamber groups and has recorded several times for the Israeli radio. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the Israel Chamber Orchestra and the Israel Camerata, collaborating with artists such as Kolja Blacher and Trevor Pinnock.

He is a scholarship winner of the America-Israel Foundation and the Tpfer Foundation, Hamburg.

More recently, Guy has been invited to play as guest Solo Flautist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and performed in the International Chamber Music Festival in Jerusalem.

The lively charismatic flute playing of Guy Eshed is a special standout”

"a technically brilliant flautist who knows no fear, provided extraordinarily pliant, multi-faceted playing - the man with the magic flute, you might say." Sheffield Telegraph

"Guy Eshed plays it charmingly, finding poetry... as well as spirit and just a touch of bravura..."  International Record Review

"Guy Eshed providing some of the most seductive flute playing you’re ever likely to hear."  Sheffield Telegraph