Collection of notable flutists who have made publicly available recordings of the flute repertoire represented on the MASTERING the FLUTE website.
Jacques Zoon is a renown Dutch flutist and flute teacher. Born in Heiloo, Netherlands he studied flute with Koos Verheul and Harrie Starreveld at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam and took masterclasses with Geoffrey Gilbert and András Adorjàn. A winner of the Concours Jean-Pierre Rampal in Paris and the Scheveningen International Music Competition.
In 1988 he was appointed principal flutist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam under Riccardo Chailly and Mariss Jansons. In 1997 he became principal flute of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, receiving “Musician of the Year” title from the Boston Globe in 1998.
Since 2001 he continues his career as a freelance artist, regularly performing as a soloist worldwide. Since 2003 Jacques Zoon has been principal flutist of the Lucerne Festival orchestra, founded by Claudio Abbado. He regularly performs with the Berlin Baroque Soloists, with whom he recorded concertos and symphonies by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in 2015.
Since 2002 he teaches at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève and is a faculty member of the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid since 2008.