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Ruth Legelli

Ruth Legelli is principal Flutist of the Düsseldorf Symphoniker / Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Ruth Legelli was born on January 1, 1967 in Freiburg im Breisgau.

She attended the Freie Waldorfschule Freiburg St. Georgen from 1973 to 85.

From 1986 - 1990, she studied flute with Ruth Wentorf at the MHS Freiburg in the course of orchestral and instrumental studies. She graduated with a diploma in 1990.

This was followed by a concert rehearsal at the MHS Zurich with Günter Rumpel and in 1993 the concert re-diploma with distinction.

She then continued her studies at Aurèle Nicolet in Basel for two years.

Meanwhile, she successfully participated in international competitions, e.g. Music competition Geneva, music competition of ARD Munich, flute competition Szeged / Hungary u.a ..

After an orchestral practice in the symphony orchestra of the city of Biel / CH (1995 -96), she became the first soloist of the Düsseldorf Symphonic Orchestra in 1996.

From 2000-2014 she had a lecture position for flute at the Folkwanghochschule Essen.

Since 2000 she has been intensively engaged with the baroque flute and the romantic flute.

Orchestral activities

Since 1996 1. Solo flutist of the Düsseldorf Symphoniker / Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, GMD Adam Fischer / Axel Kober.

Permanent solo flutist of the German Chamber Academy Neuss am Rhein, Johannes Goritzki / Lavard Skou Larsen

West German Sinfonia, Ltg. Dirk Joeres

Founder of the orchestra Rheinklang (symphonic literature on original instruments), Martin Schmeding

CD and Radio recordings

E.g. At cpo, SWF, WDR, RAI

Chamber music activities

Foundation of the Quintet of the Düsseldorf Symphonic Orchestra

Ensemble Luney (Flute, Oboe, Recorder, Harpsichord)

Ensemble Rheinklang (wind instruments on the original instruments of the Romantic period)

Regular duo programs with flute / piano with Jee-Young Philips

Teaching activities and courses

Since spring 2000 he has been conducting a flute class in the context of a teaching project for instrumental pedagogy and orchestral music at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen.

Regular lecturer at international master's courses, e.g. In Ireland (Irish -German Masterclasses), Liesborn (Musikforum für Instrumental- und Kammermusik) and Koblenz (International Pentecost Seminar)

Audition training course at the orchestra academy from NRW

Juror at international competitions, e.g. Aeolus Competition

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