Walter Auer

Mr.Denis Walter Auer, solista de la Orquesta Filarmica de Viena desde 2003, emplea en sus conciertos una flauta SANKYO 24 K.
Antes de llegar a la plaza de Solista en la Filarmica de Viena, fue el solista de la Filarmica de Hannover durante tres as, de 2000 a 2003.
Ganador de diversos premios y concursos internacionales imparte numerosas clases magistrales en todo el mundo.

Denis Lupachev

Mr.Denis Denis Lupachev was born in 1975 in Russia. He studied flute with Aran Marion at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris. He won 1st prize at international flute contest f Leonald di lorenzo in Italy in 1999.
Currently, he is a solist at mariinsky theather (KIROV OPERA) from 1998.

Using/ Sankyo Flute 14K White Gold

Thomas Prevost

Mr.Denis Immediately after having graduated from the "Conseratoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris" and having won first prize in the class of Jean-Pierre Rampal, Thomas Prevost was engaged as first principal flute for the French philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France. This position was offered to him just after having been offered by Pierre Boulez the first chir of the Ensemble intercontemporainn.

A prize-winner of the International competition of Montreux, Thomas Prevost began a carrer ats solist and has performed with the Frence Philharmonic orchestra, the Suiss Romande and Monte-Calro Orchestras amont others. Asa chamber music player, he has worked with such artists as Lily Laskine, Peter Schreir and Raphael Puyana.He was invited by the Chatelet Theater in Paris to participate in a Brahms/Schoenberg cycle with Yo Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax. In September of 2001, he was among the soloists recording cheamber music or Deutsche Grammophon with conductor Myung Whun Chung.

Professor of the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Principal flutist of Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France.

Christina Fassbender

Mr.Denis Christina Fassbender was a student of Prof. Jean-Claude Gerard at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule from 1993 until 2001 (Diploma, 1999; Soloist-Diploma 2001). From 1998, she concurrently pursued post-graduate studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and took part in masterclasses with Renata Greiss, Paul Meisen and Nicolet. Christina Fassbender has been awarded numerous scholarships and prizes, including the national award at the "Jugend Musiziert" youth music competition (1993), third prize at the International Instrumental Competition in Markneukirchen (1997), and the German Music Competition's top prize (2001). She was a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra in 1995, and in 1997 she won the 2nd flute/piccolo position in the Bavarian Radio Orchestra. Since 1999, she has been first solo flutist at the Komische Oper in Berlin.

Christina Fassbender has performed as both a soloist and chamber musician in Germany, Canada, Chile, and Costa Rica. She has given concerts with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Symphony Orchestra (Hanover), the Orchestra of the Beethovenhalle (Bonn), and the German Chamber Orchestra, in addition to her duties at the Komische Oper. Her performances have been broadcast on South German Radio (Forum for Young Artists) and the Berlin Free Broadcasting Station (Sender freies Berlin), and has also recorded a CD of works by A. Jolivet. Her most important chamber music partners, in addition to Trio Wiek, include the Klenke Quartet (Weimar) and the Ma'alot Quintet. Christina Fassbender has held a teaching position at the Hanns-Eisler Musikhochschule since 2003.

Felix Renggli
Mr.Denis Nowadays the standard of flute-making is internationally very high. Nevertheless Sankyo holds a top-position in this domain, due to a very precise handcraft with a high-level finishing of flutes. Sankyo flutes have basically a warm color, but what is even more important, to make it to a musical instrument, is their flexibility of sound. This makes them to instruments for musicians, enabling them to express the composers and their own musical ideas. That's what an instrument is for.

Young-ji Song

1980-1983: Juilliard Pre-College, 1982 : 1st Prize gYoung Musicians Competitionh by the Great Neck Symphony, N.Y, 1983-1984: Juilliard School, 1984: 1st prize in the New York Flute Club Competition, 1984-1987: Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMP: Premier Prix), 1986: 1st Prize gConcours Internationaux de Musiqueh by U.F.A.M (Union des Femmes Artistes Musiciennes), 1987 : 1st Prize of gPremio Valentino Bucchi International Competition in Romeh ITALY, 1987-1988: Geneve Conservatoire de Musique (Section Professional), 1988 : 1st Prize gConcours National dfExecution Musicale de SWISS", 1989 : Finalist at the 2nd Kobe International Flute Competition

Present: Co-Principal Flutist of Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Member of Aulos Woodwind Quintet Member of Sejong Wind Ensemble, Faculty of Seoul National Univ, Hanyang Univ, Yeonsei Univ

Using/ Sankyo Flute 18K-5 Gold ST

Julien Beaudiment

Born in 1978, he studied in London and Paris, at the Guildhall School of Music with Paul Edmund Davies, and with Sophie Cherrier and Vincent Lucas at the Conservatoire National SupeLrieur de Musique de Paris where he won the "Premier Prix de flu^te".
While he was still a student in Paris, Ivan Fischer appointed him principal flute of the "Orchestre de l'Ope'ra National de Lyon", where he became at 22 the youngest musician of this orchestra.
He played in Europe, North America, Middle and Far East, as a soloist, or with orchestras like the "Opera de Paris", "Orchestre de Paris", "Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg", the "Halle' Orchestra", the "Bournemouth Symphony", the "BBC National Orchestra of Wales", with conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davies, E. Krivine, C. Eschenbach, W. Christie, P. Berglund, L. Langre'e, M. Minkovski, Y. Temirkanov, M. Elder, S. Mintz, E. Pido...

He also played Bach with the famous french choreographer Re'gine Chopinot, creating "Colonne" in Japan and in other countries. In 2004, he is laureate with his pianist Laetitia Bougnol of the Barcelona International Competition for chamber music. He is also teaching at the Nice Academy with Philippe Bernold, and the French-Korean Academy in Fontenay le Comte. He recorded the world premiere flute solos of the french version of "Lucia Di Lammermoor" with the famous french soprano N. Dessay. (Virgin Classics).

Using/ Sankyo 5K gold flute.

Gergely Ittzes

Gergely Ittzes (1969) was graduated at the Budapest List Academy of Music in 1992. After that he spent a year at the international Prague Mozart Academy then a few months at the Banff Center for the Arts.
He participated in several master courses where he was strongly effected by Aurele Nicolet and Istvan Matuz, among others. He won prizes in national and international competitions.
In 1992 and 2003 he received a prize for quality work from Artisjus, the Hungarian Copyright Office. In 1998 he won the Grand Prix of the Alexander Tansman 2nd International Competiion for Musical Personalities in Poland. In 1998 and 1999 he was supported by the Annie Fischer Grant, in 2001 he was awarded the Liszt Prize.
His wide repetory includes a large number of rarities in addition to the well-known pieces of flute Literature from the baroque to the most modern styles.
His composition and Inprovisations are inspired by the most modern techniques of the flute, especially the multiphonic playing. His Chart on Double-Stops includes about 400 fingering. He also gave lectures about extended flute techniques and led master classes at many places in Europe and America.
He is a member of the UMZE ensemble and has founded the TeTraVERSI flute quartet. He teaches flute in Gyor at the Szechenyi University and in the Vac Conservatory as well as in the Doppler Institute. He has 7 CDs released, two of them on Hungaroton label.(Late-romantic Impressions by Sigfrid Karg-Elert, HCD 31925; Solo. 20th century Hungarian works for flute, HCD 31785)

Using/ Sankyo Pure Silver flute.

Pirmin Grehl

Born in 1977, Pirmin Grehl studied flute with Renate Greiss-Armin and finished with his concert exam in the class of Jacques Zoon in Berlin. He won prizes at numerous national and international competitions, among which were the first prize at the International Carl Nielsen Flute competition 2002 in Odense/Denmark, and the second prize at the International ARD Music competition in Munich.

In 2005 he started to teach at the Musikhochschule gHanns Eislerh in Berlin.
Since 2002 Pirmin Grehl is playing as principal flutist in the Berliner Sinfonie Orchester under the direction of Eliahu Inbal.

He played as a soloist with orchestras like the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Berliner Sinfonie Orchester, Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern, Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz, Jenaer Philharmoniker.
Many solo concertos also took place with chamber orchestras like Kammerorchester Berlin, Munchner Kammerorchester and Kurpfalzisches Kammerorchester.
He recorded for several radio and TV broadcasting stations.

Using/ Wooden Flute



Mr.GerardAlcasser 28-10-1962 (Valencia). Flute player, conductor and composer. He studied flute career at "Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Valencia", being Jesus Campos his professor. He also studied in Madrid with the great player Andres Carreres and later in France with Raymond Guiot and Alain Marion; and in England with Geoffrey Gilbert and Trevor Wye. During 1982 he was ellected to be flutist at "Orquesta Sinfonica de Asturias" and in 1986 he starts playing for the "Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia". He has been professor at "Juan de Antxieta" and "Julian Gayarre" conservatoires in Bilbao and also at "Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Salamanca". Since 1987 he is flute professor at "Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid" and also since 1999 at "Conservatorio Superior de Musica Joaquin Rordigo" in Valencia as services commission. He has performed with the "Orquesta Sinfonica de Bilbao", "Filarmonica de Gran Canaria", "Sinfonica de Valencia", "Capilla Real", "Comunidad de Madrid" and "Orquesta Nacional de Espana". He has recorded with RNE (Spanish National Radio), "Radio Euskadi" and a collection of flute Spanish music from XIX century for the label "Piccolo" recently, being the result from his researching works during last years. Likewise, he has revised and edited this music at different Publishing Companies in Madrid and Valencia. He also has published several books regarding the history of flute in Spain, besides others books about band history and general music from his nature village. He reached a master in Musical Creativity and Aesthetic and also in Advanced Studies by "Universitat de Valencia". Furthermore these activities, Joaquin Gerico is engaged in composition and conduction. His "13 Estudios sin opus para flauta sola" are a valious contribution to the pedagogy of this instrument. He also has several works for band and orchestra and he is the conductor of flute orchestras at Valencia Superieur Conservatoire. Likewise, he teaches improvement courses and lectures frequently and he continues working as concert player. He was founder from Flutist' Spanish Association in 1989.

La Flauta. Su historia, su estudio (J. Valverde), Sevilla, Gerico-Lopez 1997, La flauta en Espana en el siglo XIX, Madrid, Real Musical 2001, Societat Musical Santa Cecilia d'Alcasser. Historia, Alcasser, Sociedad Musical 2003, Alcasser i la seua Musica, Alcasser, Ayuntamiento 2004
"COLABORACIONES EN REVISTAS Y DICCIONARIOS" La Flauta Romantica Espanola, en Fundacion Juan March, Madrid, 2001., Las voces de la orquesta. La flauta, en "Melomano", Madrid, 2002., La Flauta, en Comusica. Revista de la Asociacion de Tiendas de Musica, Madrid, 2002., Espana entre el S.XVIII y el S. XIX, en "Flauta y Musica", Sevilla, 2000., La Flauta, en "Doce Notas", Madrid, 1996., Participacion en varias "voces" sobre flautistas. Diccionario de la Musica Espanola e, Hispanoamericana, SGAE, Madrid, 2003.
"EDICIONES" Coleccion de musica espanola para flauta del siglo XIX, Madrid, Musica Didactica 2000, La flauta romantica espanola (seis volumenes), Valencia, Rivera Editores 2002, Estudios y Preludios Ad Libitum (J. Valverde), Sevilla, Gerico-Lopez 1998, Trece estudios sin opus para flauta sola (Mundimusica S.L. 1998)
"SINFONICAS: Ano de composicion" Concert per a dos dolcaines i banda simfonica (PL) 1992, Alba de Tormes (obertura para un festival de verano, banda) 1994, Un Canto a Alcacer (banda y coro) 1994, Balada per a dolcaina, tabalet i orquestra (PL) 1995, X Aniversario (banda) 1998, Fantasia Espanola para castanuelas y orquesta de viento 2001, Javier Valverde, torero (pasodoble) 2002, Temple y Majeza de Juan Diego (pasodoble) 2004
"MUSICA DE CAMARA" Amafort (piano) 1984, Episodios de una historia de amor (fagot i cello) 1995
"MUSICA RELIGIOSA" Himno al Santisimo Cristo de la Fe (coro y organo) 1993, Himno a la Virgen del Carmen (coro y organo) 1993, Himno a la Virgen de la Asuncion (coro y organo) 1993, Misa a tres voces en castellano (coro y organo) 1993
"PIEZAS PARA DOLCAINA" Cercavila d'Alca`sser (dos dolcaines) 1993, Camid l'Alter (dos dolcaines) 1993, Dansa-Bolero de la Torre Vella 1993, Processodel Crist de la Fe (dos dolcaines) Rivera Editores 1993, Processo a Sant Marti Bisbe (dos dolcaines) Rivera Editores 1993, Toc de Castell 2000

Alain Marion

Mr.GerardAlain Marion,one of the greatest flute virtuoso of our day was born in Marseille, France, in 1938. As a boy he studied with Joseph Rampal(the father of Jean-Pierre) graduating from the Marseille Conservatoire at the age of 14. At the time he went to Paris to continue studying with Jean-Pierre Rampal. In 1961 he was a prizewinner at the International Music Competition at Geneva. He was a founding member of the Orchestre de Paris then became solo flutist with the Orchestre National de France. His concert tours took him across Europe, Japan, North America, Central America and North Africa.He was a Flute Professor at the Paris Conservatory and recorded extensively and appeared as soloist at several National Flute Association conventions in the United States. His sudden death in Seoul, Korea in August, 1998 saddened the international music community.

Comment: I have been using SANKYO flutes since 1975. When I played this flute for the first time, I could feel the adeptness and quality of the instrument. Over the years many improvements have been made. New head joints and materials have been incorporated as well as enhancements in projection,nuance and intonation. Innovative developments have resulted in the 5K, 18K and 24K Gold flutes. These changes have also resulted in an ingenious clutch system for B & C, a unique NEL System, refined cork system and the extraordinary SANKYO Scale. In addition, a new computer controlled fabrication system have been installed to insure quality control and precision on all parts. On behalf of all flute players, regardless of age, level or nationality, I wish to express our sincere gratitude to SANKYO for providing us with such opportunity to enhance our art.Currently, I am using an 18K gold body SANKYO with a 24K gold NRS-1 Head joint.

Jean-Claude Gerard

Mr.GerardJean-Claude Gerard studied flute at the Conservatoire National SupeLrieur de Musique in Paris and with Marcel Moyse. He won several international competitions and began his career in Paris, playing with the Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux and at the Paris Opera. He moved to Germany in 1972. After his engagement as a solo flutist with the Philharmonic State Orchestra in Hamburg, he was professor at the Academy of Music in Hannover from 1986 to 1989 and he has been professor at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart since 1989. He is also a lecturer at the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Mainz Villa Musica. Apart from his pedagogic commitments, Jean-Claude Gerard is a member of the Deutsche Blasersolisten, the Ensemble Villa Musica and the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart.

comment:For me the most attractive point in SANKYO flutes is their sound. Powerful, sweetness and great personality. It is an instrument which allows the artist to exceed its limit. Once again, thanks SANKYO for giving me the opportunity of realizing my expectations.

Using/ SANKYO FLUTE 14K-5 Gold ST + Sankyo flute Head joint 18K gold RS-2 type

Philippe Boucly

Mr.GerardPhilippe Boucly is Principal Flute of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich, one of the leading Orchestras in Europe. Prior of this appointment he was principal flute of the German Opera Orchestra of Berlin and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. He is recognized internationally as a leading artist, author and teacher. Philippe Boucly was professor of flute at the Musikhochschule of Frankfurt am Main and sice 1994 has a professorship at the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium in Munich.

Born in Mulhouse (France) in a musical family, Philippe Boucly began music lessons at age six, and from there went to study with Roger Bourdin at the Versailles Conservatory. He pursued further studies with Marcel Moyse, James Galway, Alain Marion and Michel Debost.

Winner of several flute competitions in France, Philippe Boucly at age 19 made his debut as concerto soloist at the sale Pleyerl In Paris with the Orchestre Philharmonique de radio France and began his first TV and Radio recordings. During his studies, he was laureate of international competitions Prag 1977, Maria Canals Barcelona. Student in the flute class of Jean Pierre Rampal at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris, Philippe Boucly was awarded first Prize in 1981. Jean Pierre Rampal said about him: "His dazzlingly technique and his pure and soft tone are always serving his musical touch and let his fulfilling personality of soloist growing totally"As Principal Flutist, he performed with the most famous conducters like L. Bernstein, S. Celibidache, G. Solti, C.M. Guilini, B. Haitink, R. Muti, S. Ozawa, P. Boulez, Z. Mehta, L. Maazel, W. Sawallisch, M. Jansons.

1992 Philippe Boucly was invited by the Prince of Wales for the 80th Birthday concert of Sir Georg Solti in Buckingham Palace in London to perform with worldwide aritsts like M. Rostropowithsch, P. Domingo, B. Nilsson. His solistic career and his chamber music performances as member of Linos Ensemble get him all over the world.

Trained in the French school of flute playing and as very active pedagogue he presents Master Class in Europe, Japan, Korea, and South East Asian.Apart from performing, Philippe Boucly published from J. Haydn the six flute quartet Hob. 2 edited by Molinari Regensburg in a first complete edition.

Using/ Sankyo flute 18K-3 Gold ST


Mr.GerardBarbara GISLER-HAASE was born in Vienna. Following a general musical education during childhood she studied transverse flute at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. She graduated with highest honors. During her studies Barbara Gisler haase won several first prizes as soloist at Austria famous youth competitions for instance yugend musiziert and as a member of the Eurasia Quartet in chamber music competitions. In 1974 she was awarded a prize at the international Competition for Traverse Flute in Prague. In the same year she began to teach at the Vienna Academy of Music. Since then Barbara Gisler-Hasse has given concert both as soloist and member of various ensembles including instruments such as flute and guitar or flute, cello and piano. She also appeared with the wiener Nonett and played solo parts with the wiener Bachsolisten. She has given concerts in Austria and throughout Europe.

In 1983 she co-founded the wienna Flautists, an unusual ensemble that includes the whole family of transverse flutes, ranging from double bass to piccolo flute. With this ensemble she has produced 8 CDs, appeared in radio and tv-productions, concerts in various countries including Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, India, Taiwan, Korea, South America as well as in Europe. She also appeared in numerous concerts as a soloist and member of various ensembles. In 1984/85 Barbara Gisler-Hasse took a leading position in a research project concerning the making of tranverse flutes.   Every year Barbara Gisler-Haase gives special master courses and is currently professor at the University of Music in Vienna. 

Using/ SANKYO FLUTE 24K Gold Flute

Sophie Perrier

Mr.GerardSince 1989, French born flutist Sophie Perrier has been Principal Flute of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, Portugal. She made her orchestral debut with the Orchestre National de Lyon in France when she was only 18 years old. She was a student of Michel Debost at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris and was unanimously awarded Premier Prix de Flute in 1985. Additionally, she was an award winner of the Georges Cziffra Foundation.

From 1987 to 1989 she furthered her studies with Karlheinz Zoeller at the Orchester Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker where she had the opportunity to perform with the Berlin Philharmonic in numerous concerts and recordings under the most celebrated conductors of our time, including Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado, Seiji Ozawa, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Georg Solti, Ricardo Muti, James Levine and Yuri Temirkanov.

She has participated in the master classes of Christian Larde, Maxence Larrieu, Patrick Gallois and Geoffrey Gilbert.

Sophie has performed as both a soloist and chamber musician in numerous music festivals in Europe and the Middle East. She is regularly invited to give master classes in both Spain and Portugal.

Sophie Perrier performs on a Sankyo 14 K-3 flute


Mr.Gerardreceived his musical education in Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Cologne and Paris. In his formative years, Gerard Schaub (Gothenburg) inspired him. Later close contact with Alain Marion in Paris were especially fruitful, as was the study with the Amadeus Quartet who taught chamber music in Cologne.For many years resident in Germany and France he was active as an orchestra principal player. Since 1985 he lives in Malm wh, wh, where he teaches as senior lecturer at the Malm Academy of Music/Lund University. His musical activities are versatile: besides teaching - he is a sought-after teacher and lecturer abroad at academies such as Adelaide, Ellivuori, Helsinki, Lausanne, Manchester, Nice, Oxford, Paris.

comment: It is an honor and pleasure to recommend the Sankyo flutes to everybody playing the flute. Since twenty years I have always - when someone asked me the question "which flute shall I by?" - answered that you better try out a Sankyo flute before you decide anything else. The reason for this is the outstanding quality of the Sankyo flutes. It has a most beautiful, mellow, dynamic and expressive sound, a perfect intonation and balance between the three octaves of the flute; it has a very fast and precise attack, and, on top of this it is a flute with an elegant and attractive design. As a flute player you can't ask for more and it fulfils in a brilliant way the four criteria set up by Marcel Moyse concerning the ideal flute sound: I) pure tone, II) exact intonation, III) alive sound, and IV) tonal color. All the different models I have tried of Sankyo flutes ranging from student models up to the most sophisticated golden flutes have always been of an extraordinary quality. To this I would like to add the outstanding quality of the Sankyo alto flute, and the Flauto d' Amore which since short time has been available. The latter is a most attractive flute with an enchanting sonority which merits to be introduced in the repertoire of the flute recital. Finally I am happy to recommend the Sankyo flute to all flute players around the world. My own Sankyo flute, which is the best flute I ever had, has a body of 18 carat gold and a head joint of 24 carat gold.