Noémi Györi is the first flautist to be accepted onto the highly prestigious MPhil/PhD course in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she is currently studying as a fellow of the Dutch, Philipp Loubser Foundation, working on her ‘Classical flute and guitar’ project.
Noémi gave her Carnegie Hall debut in October 2011 as a First Prize Winner of the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition and, in the same year, was awarded the European Cultural Prize for Young Artists, following in the footsteps of former laureates such as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Julia Fischer and Sol Gabetta. In 2012, she won the Career Prize of the New York based Salon de Virtuosi Foundation. She has also been chosen “Annie Fischer Scholar” of the Filharmonia Budapest for three successive years, and has been an artiste of the Hungarofest Klassz Foundation and the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundations in Vienna and Munich.
Noémi has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician at major international festivals in 28 countries (the Grachten Festival in Amsterdam, Midis-Minimes in Belgium, the Kuhmo Festival in Finland, the Oxford Chamber Music Festival, the Budapest Spring Festival, the Café Budapest Festival, the Saariaho Festival in den Haag, the Elisso Virsaladze Festival in Georgia, etc.). As a soloist she has worked with, amongst others, the Luxembourg Academy Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne, the Chamber Orchestra of the Hungarian National Philharmonic, the Amadinda Percussion Group, the Orchester Jakobsplatz München, the Georgian Sinfonietta, the Krakow Academy Orchestra, the Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, the Danube Symphony Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, the Danubia Orchestra Obuda, the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra and the IKZE Ensemble.
In addition to her many individual concerts, she has played as a guest in such outstanding orchestras as the BBC Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (at the Vienna State Opera, where she took part in unique projects such as the world premiere of Aribert Reimann’s opera Medea). Since 2008, she has been principal flute of the Orchester Jakobplatz München, and has been the guest principal of the Georgian Sinfonietta and the Chamber Orchestra of the Hungarian National Philharmonic.
In 2012, Noémi was appointed “Associate Tutor in Flute” at the Royal Northern College of Music; becoming one of the youngest faculty members. She also serves as International Ambassador of the RNCM and leads her own flute studio at the Junior department. She has given masterclasses at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Bard College New York, the Béla Bartok and Weiner Conservatories in Budapest and the Tbilisi Conservatory in Georgia. She was flute tutor at the Bozsok Music Camp in Hungary, Beigang International Music Festival in Taiwan, the Artesono International Orchestra Course in Switzerland, as well as leading popular workshops for Miyazawa Flutes in Germany. Noémi was invited as an Erasmus Professor to the Grieg Academy in Bergen, Norway in 2013 and is to hold masterclasses at the Consevatoire Dijon and at the Pôle d’enseignement supérieur de la musique en Bourgogne in 2016.
Noémi graduated with honours from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest (Prof. Henrik Prőhle) in 2007 and completed post-graduate studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (Prof. Barbara Gisler-Haase) and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (Prof. András Adorján).