When she plays, the sound flows out so naturally and beautifully that one is immediately captured and drawn into the story she is telling.
Jonathan Cohler, International Clarinet Soloist
EVERY performance is an exciting experience! Her sound is very special and even quite unique: extremely warm, expressive and powerful, but yet remaining beautiful in all ranges and dynamics.
Carlos Bruneel, Principal Flutist of the Brussels Royal Opera House
Her playing is of extreme beauty, emotion and color. Beatriz is a very pure and holistic musician, who will bring new excitement in the world of classical music!
Antony Hermus, International Conductor
Beatriz has the qualities needed for a great artist: great talent combined with diligence. I am convinced that she is on her way to becoming one of the top flutists.
Avi Amzallag, International Israeli Composer and Flutist
She takes the notes written in the score and transforms them into divine music.
Erik Desimpelaere, Belgian Composer
As a composer, I have experience working with orchestras around the globe. During a concert in Holland conducted by Anthony Hermus, I was struck by the bright sound and elegant playing of Beatriz. As a flutist myself, and having had the opportunity of working with the grand old man of flute playing, James Galway, I know what I'm talking about. Beatriz's sound and musicality reminded me of him. She possesses a strong musical identity. -Jacob ter Veldhuis, Dutch Composer
Jacob ter Veldhuis, Dutch Composer
Celebrated for the beauty of her playing, flutist Beatriz Macias has established a successful international career as both a soloist and an orchestral player. Her performances have received international praise, following well-received appearances in America, Europe, the U.K. and Asia.
Beatriz received her first musical training at the age of four, learning piano with the Yamaha Program for Children in Mexico, but it was not until the age of eleven that Beatriz made her first decisive step towards a career in music. After hearing a television broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York Beatriz was so impressed by the dynamic voice of the soprano that she immediately decided she wanted to be a singer. However, she soon changed direction when she was introduced to the flute, which initially engaged her curiosity because she found it so difficult to make the instrument sound.
Trained in the renowned state’s music education program and as part of Virtuosi of Houston Youth Chamber Orchestra, Beatriz made her solo debut in 2007 at the prestigious D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., performing Reinecke’s Flute Concerto to an audience of over 3,000. Beatriz soon found herself becoming one of the youngest candidates at international competitions and in 2008 Beatriz was named a YAMAHA Young Performing Artist, an honor she was awarded by the YAMAHA Corporation of America.
Beatriz holds her Bachelor’s Degree from the Boston Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where she studied with Geralyn Cotincone (Former Principal Piccolo of the Boston Symphony Orchestra) graduating a year early on grounds of Artistic Merit and her Master’s Degree from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with Professor Carlos Bruneel (Principal Flutist of the Royal Opera House ‘La Monnaie’ in Brussels, Belgium) graduating with the Highest Distinction.
Her career as a professional orchestral musician has taken her around the world. In 2014 Beatriz won the position of Principal Flutist of the Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra, a position she held for two years. Beatriz has appeared in numerous orchestras including the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra in Germany, the Luxembourg Philharmonic in Luxembourg, the Royal Opera House ‘La Monnaie’ and the Flemish Opera House in Belgium, the Noord Nederlands Orkest in Holland, the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in Finland, the Birmingham Royal Ballet in the U.K., the Qatar Philharmonic in Doha, the Opera national de Lorraine in France, the Houston Symphony Orchestra in the U.S.A., theCoro Normalista de Puebla Orquesta Sinfónica in Mexico and many more. She has worked under the direction of Eliahu Inbal, Kazushi Ono and Michel Tabachnik as well as the new generation of leading conductors such as Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Andres Orozco Estrabda, Gustavo Gimeno, Han-na Chang, Joshua Weilerstein, Alain Altinoglu, and many more. In addition, Ms. Macias was an Academist with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic of Belgium and has acted as Principal Flute in the prestigious Encuentro de Musica y Academia de Santander de Escuela Reina Sofia in Spain.
Alongside Solo Trumpet of the Oslo Opera House Roeland Henkens and internationally renowned pianist Yannick Van de Velde Beatriz forms part of Trio Solista, a chamber group which dedicates their performances in benefit of the Belgian Leukemia Foundation Jan Degraen Fonds.
Distinctive, versatile and dynamic, Beatriz’s passion for singing continues to guide her music making. She is currently coached by Brian Jauhiainen at the Oslo Opera House in Oslo, Norway and will begin to take on a new course in her career which includes upcoming solo performances as both a flutist and singer.
Beatriz plays on a heavy-wall Platinum Muramatsu flute.