Juliette Hurel Flute
Juliette Hurel is known in both the French and the international music world as a famous flautist. She was unanimously awarded the first prize for flute and the first prize for chamber music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris and obtained prizes in different competitions such as those in Darmstadt, Kobé, Boekarest and the Jean-Pierre Rampal concours. In 2004 she was nominated for the “Discoveries of the year” in the “Victoires de la Musique Classique”.
Juliette is in much demand for chamber music and then performs beside musicians such as Martha Argerich, Youri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Truls Mork, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Scharoun Ensemble Berlin...
As a soloist she can be regularly heard with many french orchestras,but also with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Hong-Kong Sinfonietta, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, BBC Wales orchestra...
Through her fondness for contemporary music she has had the opportunity to work with composers such as Pierre Boulez, Pascal Dusapin, Philippe Hersant and Eric Tanguy.
Juliette Hurel has made various recordings with pianist Hélène Couvert. The recordings which won prizes and were warmly received by the critics include : Martinu/Prokoviev (Lyrinx) ; French repertoire XXth century for (Naïve-Valois); Haydn Flute Sonatas (Zig-Zag Territoires). Further, she recorded the concertos for flute and orchestra by C.P.E. Bach with l’Orchestre d’Auvergne under the baton of Arie van Beek, “Impressions françaises” -works with piano by Debussy, Fauré, Poulenc-, both for Zig-Zag Territoires, Her album “Dawn of Romanticism » has been released in 2014 for Naïve.
Her CD dedicated to the Mozart complete « Flute Quartets » with the Quatuor Voce appeared in April 2015 for AlphaClassics . Then the CD "Bach-Inspiration" has been released in April 2018 and the last one, "Compositrices à l'aube du XXème siècle" recorded with Hélène Couvert has been released in January 2020, still for the label AlphaClassics.
Those recordings have been highly acclaimed and welcomed by the French and international press.
Since 1998 Juliette has been solo flautist with Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, first conducted by Valery Gergiev then by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and since 2018 by Lahav Shani.
She is teaching at the Rotterdam conservatory since 2010.("Codarts" )