Gerard Flotats is a Catalan cellist born in 2001. He is the winner of the Royal Overseas League
Strings Competition 2023, the Regency Award and the Duo Prize and Craxton Prize at the
RAM. He is a Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist and has been invited to music festivals
around Europe such as IMS Prussia Cove, Mendelssohn on Mull with the Doric Quartet,
Schiermonnikoog, Santander Encuentro and the Hope Academy. Gerard has performed
alongside renowned artists such as Brett Dean, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Guy Johnston, and
Gerard started his studies in his hometown with Xavier Roig and Peter Thiemann and moved
to the UK to study with Richard May at Wells Cathedral School with a scholarship in 2016. He
is currently at the Royal Academy of Music with Hannah Roberts as an ABRSM scholar. He also
studies Baroque cello with Andrew Skidmore and Chamber music with John Myerscough
He is an active member of various orchestras and was principal cellist of the European Youth
Orchestra (EUYO) in 2022 and has led the RAM and JONDE orchestras. He is often invited to
play with the Spanish National Orchestra ‘ONE’.
Gerard is grateful for the support received from Help Musicians, The Muster Trust, The Albert
Cooper Trust and the Craxton Trust and currently plays on a ‘Francesco Rugeri’ cello from
1689, generously loaned from the Royal Academy of Music.