Luba Benediktovitch
Republic of Belarus
Instruments Select
Opera 14K Gold

Luba Benediktovitch is a principal flute at Madeira Symphony Orchestra, Portugal. Herparents are native from Belarus, but she was born in Russia. She started to play flute at 7, being impressed by "Magic Flute" history.

She took her first flute lesson in Moscow, by Eugene Tredler. At the age of 12 she decided for professional music education and continues her studies at Music lyceum Minsk and conservatories of Munich, Leipzig and Amsterdam. Luba also studied at many master courses and summer school with Willam Bennett in UK and with Aurele Nicolet at Künstlerhaus Boswil, Switzerland.

She made her orchestra debut performing Bach Suite Nr. 2 h-Moll BWV 1067 with the orchestra of college of Arts at the International Music Festival in France in 1998. At the same year she wins her first prize at the International Youth Competition in Cisinau, Moldova. In year 2004 she won UNESCO award for young artists and spend almost one year in Banff Centre Canada as an artist in residence. In year 2005, during recording of Hartmann's operas DVD by Bavarian Radio Productions she becomes tendinitis and did not practice her instrument almost for a year. Her comeback in to music performance was winning the 1st prize at the International Competition AudiMozart 2006. Other prizers include DAAD scholarship, Netherlands Government's scholarship, UNESCO Aschberg grant.

In 2008 she took part in Carnegie Hall workshop with soloist of the leading American orchestras at the Weill Institute of Music. Luba was a member of Bayerische Philharmonie and Sudeten Philharmonie, World of Winds under conducting of Christian Lindberg, and Munich Youth orchestra with Mark Mast and Sir Colin Davis. As a soloist she played with different orchestras, such as Haydn Orchestra Bolzano, Banff Festival Orchestra, Minsk Chamber orchestra and Bacau Philharmonie. In 2013 Luba Benediktovitch won 1st Prize at Alexander and Buono Competition in New York with performance at Carnegie Hall. Broadcasts of Lubas performance includes CBC broadcast of the concert with Edgar Meyer and Claire Dolby, Dutch Broadcast with Reinbert de Leeuw, Danish broadcast with Daniel Blumenthal, Radio programs in Belarus, Italy, France and Germany. Luba performed in Carnegie Hall, Palau Barcelona, Beijing concert Hall, Banff Summer Festival, contemporary music festival Gaudeamus at Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Carl Orff festival in Andechs, Rheingau festival at Kurhaus Wiesbaden, Thy Chamber music festival Denmark, Trondheim Chamber Music festival in Norway, Turn-und-Taxis festival Regensburg and many other festivals in Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Germany and Holland.