21-year-old RDAM student named principal flute of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Joachim Becerra Thomsen has been named principal flute of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), one of the United State's leading orchestras. Joachim Becerra Thomsen is the youngest musician ever appointed to a LACO principal chair.
Music Director Jeffrey Kahane states, "LACO Principal Flute Joachim Thomsen, who has a distinctive and ravishingly beautiful sound, superb musicianship and a wonderful presence, is an extraordinary and critically important new member of the Orchestra... In the crucial final chamber music round of the audition process, he also proved himself to be a first-rate chamber musician as well as a charismatic solo artist. I know that he will bring an electricity and special energy to the orchestra, which, I have no doubt, our audiences will feel immediately."
Joachim Becerra Thomsen is a Master'’s student at The Royal Danish Academy of Music, where he studies under Ulla Miilmann. He has performed with the Odense Symphony Orchestra as a result of being named a semi-finalist in the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition. He also performed regularly with such esteemed Scandinavian ensembles as the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, The Royal Danish Orchestra, the Copenhagen Philharmonic and Malmö Symphony Orchestra, for which he won the audition for co-principal flute. Since 2016 he has been serving as principal flute of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is currently pursuing a Professional Studies Certificate with Jim Walker at the Colburn School, Los Angeles.
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