Gerard Flotats is a Catalan cellist born in 2001. At the age of eight he took up the cello and in 2016 started his studies in the UK at Wells Cathedral School with a scholarship to study with Richard May. In 2019, he began his undergraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Hannah Roberts as an ABRSM scholar. He also studies Baroque Cello with Andrew Skidmore.
Gerard is an active member in many orchestras and is invited to play in professional orchestras such as OCNE working with conductors like Christoph Eschenbach. He is currently a member of EUYO and has played as principal cellist with the RAM Orchestra, JONDE and the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra at the 26th edition of the festival.
He is also a member of the Edenis Quartet, which has recently played the solo quartet of Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro and has been invited to perform at the Hatfield Chamber Music Festival. Forthcoming engagements with the quartet include a world premiere by renowned British baritone and composer Roderick Williams OBE. Edenis receive support from the Frost-ASSET and ‘Project String Quartet’ schemes.
Recently, Gerard played Tchaikovsky’s Pezzo Capricioso with the AIMS Festival Orchestra and gave the premiere of a work for solo cello by Italian composer Leonardo Marino. He has also worked in chamber groups with musicians such as Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Guy Johnston, Brett Dean, Hilel Zori, Radovan Vlatkovic, Manuel Blanco performing in venues including the Southbank Centre.