Born in Plasencia, Spain (1992) He started studying flute at the age of ten in the Conservatory of Plasencia. Later he moved to the "Adolfo Salazar" Conservatory in Madrid to finish his Professional degree with Professor Salvador Requena and graduating with the highest qualifications in his recital. Finished his Bachelor Degree at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón with Professors Fernando Gómez, Antonio Nuez and André Cebrián. After that, he studied Master Podium at the "Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerp" with Professor Aldo Baerten.
He has received master classes from international artists such as: Silvia Careddu, Henrik Wiese, Clara Andrada, Paul Edmund-Davies, Francisco Lopez Martín, Emily Beynon, Felix Renggli, Aniela Frey, Beñat Arrieta, Salvador Martinez Tos, Vicens Prats, Álvaro Octavio, Peter Verhoyen, Jose Sotorres and Juana Guillen among others.
He has collaborated with several orchestras, such as the Symphony Orchestra of the University of Extremadura, Camerata Musicalis, International Prince of Asturias Orchestral Academy, OSCAM, Youth Orchestra of Extremadura, German Nordic Youth Philharmonie and Orchestra of Extremadura, playing at places like the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Zaragoza’s Concert Hall, Prince Felipe Auditorium, Palace of Congress in Badajoz and Berliner Philharmonie.
Musician part of the "Academy for New Music" in Zaragoza, conducted by Nacho de Paz, premiering works by composer students and playing contemporary music for ensemble and orchestra.
As a soloist, he has performed in the XXV anniversary of the Conservatory “Adolfo Salazar” and The International Flute Seminar in Brugges (2015). He has also participated in educational projects of the Arce Program, the XII and XIV International Cycle of Youth Orchestras of Zaragoza and the XX Pedagogic Cycle of concerts in Zaragoza.
Selected to attend the RDAM Summer Campus in Copenhagen (2015)
Born on 9th July 1996 Helena began her musical studies in the age of 6 singing in the children‘s choir of the „Komische Oper Berlin“. In winter 2006 she started playing the flute and got a scholarship from the Music School including piano and theorie lessons. 2012 she became a young student at the „Julius-Stern Institut“ from the University of Arts in Berlin with Mrs. Christiane Hellmann. Within this scholarship she played a project with the „Kammerakademie Potsdam“ and at the „crescendo music festival“ in Berlin.
She gained orchestra experience as a soloist with the Canisius-Kolleg Orchestra on tour in Japan with J. S. Bach's Orchestral Suite in B-Minor.
Later in the German Youth Orchestra an the „junge norddeutsche philharmonie“
Helena was also a first prize winner in the german youth competition „Jugend Musiziert“ in the categories flute solo, flute duo with piano (including a special prize for a recording with the Radio Berlin-Brandenburg) and duo for two flutes with a special prize from „Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben“. For her further instrumental education she attended masterclasses with the Ensemble Modern, Prof. Hansgeorg Schmeiser, Michel Moragues, Wally Hase, Felix Renggli and Jelka Weber (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), followed by more private lessons and concerts together.
In October 2014 she started her Bachelor of Arts (Künstlerische Ausbildung) with Prof. Marina Piccinini at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.
During her studies Helena was accepted for the the Young Artists Programm of the „Yellow Barn“ chamber music festival Vermont, USA and played at the PODIUM festival Esslingen.
May 2016 she was on Tour in North Germany with the freesextett, an ensemble found to experiment in cross-genre with acoustic instruments and electronic music based on their own arrangements chamber music pieces.
She is also part of the STEGREIF.orchester, which has been existing for one year and comes together to reinterpret symphonic music by playing by heart, without a conductor but with choreography and a mixed group of musicians - classical or jazz.
From 2016 on, she studied with Prof. Aldo Baerten who overtook the class from Marina Piccinini.
1993 born in China
2000-2009 general education
2009-2012 flute lessons with Sanqing Chen
since 2013 studies at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
Born in Lekunberri, Spain (1993). She started studiying her Professional degree at the age of twelve in the Conservatorio Profesional de Música “Pablo Sarasate” in Pamplona with Professor Alejandro Arbea.
Finished her Bachelor degree at the Conservatorio Superior de Música “Rafael Orozco” with Saleta Suárez. Currently she is studying Master Podium at the “Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerp” with Professor Aldo Baerten.
She has received master classes from artists such as: Antonio Arias, Stefano Parrino, Wendela C. van Swol, Javier Castiblanque, Paul Edmund-Davies, Robert Langevin and Christina Fassbender among others.
She has collaborated with the Orchestra of Córdoba and she is member of the EGO “Euskal Gazte Orkestra” and the OJC “Orquesta Joven de Córdoba”.
Anna Špelinová was born in 1996 in Pilsen, Czech Republic. She began her musical studies when she was 5 years old by taking piano lessons. One year later she started to take recorder lessons with her teacher Julie Braná. Since 2007 Anna has been a member of ABATEVA recorder quartet together with her sister Barbora and Veronika and Tereza Šanderová. Together they have succesfully attended many competitions in Czech Republic an Poland and performed in many places in Czech Republic.
Anna started to take flute lesson with her teacher Jana Ryšková at 2007. Four years later she was accepted to Pilsen Conservatory to Jana Ryšková's flute class. In 2017 she started her studies at the University of Ostrava (Faculty of Fine Arts) with prof. Jan Ostrý.
For many years Anna is regularly attending the International Summer School of Early Music in Valtice, Czech Republic where she's taking recorder, chamber music and traverso lessons. She has also participated in many masteclasses with flutists such as Hansgeorg Schmeisser, Karl-Heinz Schütz, Philippe Bernold, Christine Fassbender.
Anna has been doing her erasmus exchange study programme at the HKU Utrecht Conservatorium with prof. Aldo Baerten.
Né à Ankara/Turquie en 1991, Simay Aydin commence ses études de piano à l’âge de 4 ans avec Nimet Karatekin et commence ses études de danse classique à l’âge de 4 ans à L’Opéra et Ballet National d’Ankara. Elle rejoint la Faculté de Musique et des Arts de l’Université de Bilkent-Ankara en 2003. Elle commence ses études de flûte à l’âge de 11 ans avec Stiliana Stavreva.
A partir de 2007 elle se produit au sein de l'Orchestre Symphonique des Jeunes de Bilkent.
En juin 2009, elle obtient son diplôme de flûte au Lycée de Musique de Bilkent-Ankara et réussit brillamment le concours d’entrée de la licence du Conservatoire et de l’Université de Nice. Elle travaille 4 ans dans la classe de Sibel Kumru Pensel. En mars 2011 elle joue dans un concert d’opéra "L’enfant et Les Sortilèges".
En mai 2011 elle joue dans L’Orchestre d’Harmonie d’Osaka. En septembre 2011 elle joue dans le cadre de Sympho New avec l’Orchestre Régional de Cannes-Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur dirigé par Philippe Bender. En février 2013 elle joue en soliste avec l’orchestre de flute à Luxembourg dirigé par Carlo Jans. En avril 2014 elle joue dans le cadre du Printemps des Arts à Monaco. En juin 2014, elle joue en soliste avec l'Orchestre Municipale de Nice dirigé par François Léclaircie. En juin 2014 elle obtient son diplôme de musicologie à l’Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis ainsi que Le Conservatoire de Nice (CNRR de Nice). En suite elle continue ses études dans le Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles en Master
Spécialisé dans la classe de Baudoin Giaux. Puis elle étudie Master Didactique au Conservatoire Royal de Mons et continue la flute avec Marc Grauwels.
Actuellement elle fait ses étude au Conservatoire Royal d’Anvers en Post Graduation/Orchestre dans la classe de Aldo Baerten.
Simay obtient des résultats très brillants dans plusieurs concours :
- Premier prix au "Concours National d’Ensembles de Flûtes - Nice" en 2013.
- Premier prix au "Concours National d’Ensembles de Flûtes – Menton" en 2011.
- Deuxième prix au "Concours A travers la flûte pour la flûte - Nice" en 2015.
Elle participe activement aux master-classes d’Emmanuel PAHUD, Maxence LARRIEU, Felix RENGGLI, Sophie CHERRIER, Andras ADORJAN, Walter AUER, Julien BEAUDIMENT, Katherine KEMLER, Jocelyn AUBRUN, Sophie DUFEUTRELLE, Shimizu NABUTAKA, Vicens PRATS, Carlo JANS, Philippe BERNOLD, Mats MOLLER, Patrick GALLOIS, Silvia CARREDU et Michel MORAGUES.
Ieva Ošeniece has participated in and gained scholarships for the following masterclasses - The Sottish International Flute Summer School 2012 with Wissam Boustany, Ian Clarke and Ruth Morley as well as the William Bennet International Flute Summer School 2013 with William Bennett and Denis Bouriakov.
Ieva Ošeniece participated in and gained recognition in several international flute competitions including the “Young flutists” competition in Latvia in 2011 and 2012. She was awarded a diploma at the “Kaunas Sonorum” competition in 2012 and gained 2nd place in in the IV International competition of chamber ensembles “Musical Aquarelle – 2014”.
Ieva Ošeniece has taken part in concerts with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the Liepaja Symphony “Amber Sound” Orchestra. At the front of the Liepaja Symphony “Amber Sound” Orchestra she has also performed as a chamber musician.
Ieva began her Bachelor flute studies at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music with Ilona Meija and continued her studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with Mihkel Peaske.
Ieva finished her studies at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp with Prof. Aldo Baerten.
Rocío Bolaños del Pozo
Rocío Bolaños del Pozo (Jaén, Andalucía, Spain, 1996) began her studies at the Professional Music Conservatory ''Ramón Garay'', Jaén. Then, she started her bachelor degree at the Music Conservatory ''Rafael Orozco'' with Prof. Saleta Suárez.
Currently, she is studying her third course of bachelor with Prof. Aldo Baerten at the Utrecht Conservatorium in the Netherlands through an exchange fellowship.
She won of the first prize in the competition of young performers of the province of Jaén in the modality of wood wind in the year 2015 and second prize the years 2011, 2013 and 2014.
She won of the competition of young performers ''XIX Ciclo de Jóvenes Intérpretes'' in the year 2016/2017 celebrated at the Conservatory of Music "Rafael Orozco ", Cordoba in the individual modality and in the modality of chamber music.
She did masterclass with Ana Raquel Lima, Elzbieta Wolenska, Javier Castiblanque, Julie Moulin among others.
She belongs and has played with the following orchestras; Young orquestra of Cordoba, in which she belongs to the list of soloists of the orchestra, ''Programa Andaluz para Jóvenes Intérpretes'' (Young Orchestra of Andalucia), Neue Philharmonie München, Young Provincial Orchestra of Malaga and Orchestra of the Academy of Orchestral Studies ''Barenboim-Said Foundation''. In addition, she has played on several occasions in professional orchestra where she got to be internship of the ''Orquesta de Córdoba''.
She has been a student of the AO ''Barenboim-Said Foundation'', where she received lessons of flute, piccolo, chamber music with different orchestra soloists.
Jisoo Kim was born December 28, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea, where he had been raised. He started playing the flute when he was ten years old. In 2004, he started studying flute as majority in Sunhwa Art Highschool. In 2007, he took his first Bachelor course at Dankook University in South Korea. He graduated his Bachelor course in 2013 und started studying his Master course as a student of Oksana Sinkova at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in the same year. After achieving his Master diploma, he entered the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerpen in 2015, where he started his first post graduate course (Concert Soloist) as a student of Aldo Baerten. After finishing this course successfully, he took of a second graduate course (for Orchestra instrument) to study more with Aldo Baerten. He finished this course in 2018.
Jiye Park was raised in Seoul where she began playing the flute. After winning numerous competitions in her native country, including Korea Flute Association, performed as many Youth Music Art Festival in Korea, she moved to the Germany in 2008 and completed her Bachelor degree at Robert Schumann Musikhochschule Düsseldorf under the tutelage of Prof. Evelin Degen, André Sabald.
For her studies, she was awarded a scholarship from 'German Academic Exchange Service DAAD 2012' in Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf and since 2015 scholarship 'Musik braucht Freude' in Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.
And she has performed also as a member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra Academy in NRW (Köln, Essen, Dortmund) by Pablo Heras-Casado, and as a 2.Fl member of the Seoul Oratorio Orchestra by Youngchul Choi.
She has participated in master classes with Gaby pas van Riet, Patrick Gallios, Wally Hase, Robert Aiken, Renate Greiss, Carlos Jan, Anne Catherine Heinzmann.
Currently she is studying for her Master degree at Musikhochschule in Hannover with Prof. Marina Piccinini and Prof. Aldo Baerten.
Sanja Krajnc was born on 23 October 1988 in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia. She completed her primary music education at Radlje ob Dravi music school, where she took part at regional and national competitions as a member of a flute trio. The group received the gold medal at the regional level and the silver medal at the national competition. In 2002, she passed her entrance examinations for the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet. In 2006, she took part in the Povoletto international music competition in Italy (Concorso Internazionale per Giovani Strumentisti), taking the gold award and 4th place overall. In 2007, she took part in the Temsig competition, the biggest music competition in Slovenia, winning another gold award and finishing 3rd in her category.
Apart from her regular studies, she also attended workshops and seminars with world-renowned flautists Michael Köfler, Hansgeorg Schmeiser, Janos Balint, Peter-Lukas Graf, Jan Ostry, Aldo Baerten, Peter Verhoyen, Robert Pot, Philippe Boucly, Aleš Kacjan, Matej Grahek, and Irena Grafenauer.
In 2007, she was accepted to the Academy of Music at the University of Ljubljana, where she graduated with honours on 13 June 2011, under the mentorship of Prof. Karolina Šantl Zupan.
In 2013, she enrolled in a post-graduate course at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, under the mentorship of Prof. Janos Balint.
She currently works as a flute teacher at the Radlje ob Dravi music school, where her students regularly take part in national and international competitions.
She started play the flute since age of 8 in her hometown in central Poland – Piotrków Trybunalski. As a child and teenager she participated in number of competitions (included Piotrków Trybunalski, Bydgoszcz, Kutno, Sochaczew) which finished with awards. She also attended workshops and musical courses (Szczawno Zdrój, Szczecinek, Nowy Sącz, Zakopane). She had opportunity to learn with a lot of polish and foreign magnificient artists - Peter Lukas-Graf, Dejan Gavriĉ, Elisabeth Möst, Erardo Vietti, Mikko Malin, Elżbieta Gajewska-Gadzina, Cezary Traczewski, Jadwiga Kotnowska, Urszula Janik-Krzemionka, Łukasz Długosz, Krzysztof Malicki, Marcin Kamiński. Especially interested in chamber music played in duo with accordion (Przemysław Wojciechowski) with a lot of succeses in national and international competitions and festivals included first prize in Giżycko (2007) and second prize in Chełm (2008).
At the age of 17 she continued her education in the class of Cezary Traczewski in Wałbrzych. Because of big interest in music theory and history of music, in 2010 she decided to study Musicology at University of Warsaw, which she finished in 2013 (Bachelor) presenting Bachelor Thesis about influence of Boehm’s flute on developing repertoire and pedagogical approach in French Flute School and in 2015 (Master) preparing Master Thesis about flute music by polish composer Henryk Mikołaj Górecki under the supervision of dr hab. Iwona Lindstedt. In 2012 she started studying flute at Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk in class of prof. Krzysztof Langman. She finished Bachelor in 2015 and now she continue Master which will finish in 2017.
During the education she received many scholarships: Scholarship of Piotrków Trybunalski President (2006, 2007), Scholarship of Director of Music School in Piotrków Trybunalski (2007), Scholarship of Prime Minister (2010) twice Scholarships of Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music’s Rector (2013, 2015) and Scholarship of University of Warsaw’s Rector (2014).
She worked with renowned conductors: Zygmunt Rychert and Małgorzata Sapiecha-Muzioł and attended in Ensemble of Contemporary Music Pro Musica Nova conducted by Szymon Morus. In 2013-2014 she attended also in Warsaw Gamelan Group of Jawan Music under supervision by Dawid Martin. Currently she implements Erasmus Plus Program at Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen in classes of Aldo Baerten, Lieve Goossens and Anke Lauwers.
⁃ 2003 – 2009 Primary Music School in Varaždin
⁃ 2009 – 2012 1st - 3rd class finished in Secondary Music School in Varaždin, Melanija Gradečak professor
⁃ 2013 Graduated from Pavao Markovac Secondary Music School in Zagreb, prof. Renata Penezić
⁃ 2013 Graduated from Second Grammar School in Varaždin
⁃ 2013 Student at Music Academy Zagreb in the class of prof. Renata Penezić
⁃ 2014 Scholar of the International Music Academy in the Principality of Liechtenstein and regularly attend Intensive-weeks and activities of the Academy (prof. Philippe Bernold)
- 2015/2016 Exchange student at the Utrecht Conservatorium in the Netherlands with prof. Aldo Baerten
- 2016 Student at Royal Conservatory of Antwerp
2. MASTERCLASSES AND FURTHER EDUCATION
Seminars and masterclasses with internationally famous and renowned professors and flute players like Matej Zupan, Renata Penezić, Gaspar Hoyos, Federica Lotti, Aleš Kacijan, H.G.Schmeiser, Jan Ostry, Juliete Hurrel, M.M.Kofler, Martin Belič, Carlo Jans, Robert Aitken, Carlos Bruneel, Gaby Pas – Van Riet, Kazutaka Shimizu, Rachel Brown, Pierre Yves Artaud, Aldo Baerten, Andrea Lieberknecht, Karl- Heinz Schuetz, Philippe Bernold and Julien Beaudiment
3. CONCERTS AND AWARDS
⁃ Second award at Flauta Aurea, international flute competition in Zagreb 2009, Croatia
⁃ First award (Laureat) at international competition Davorin Jenko in Belgrade 2010, Serbia
⁃ First award at international competiton Giovani Musicisti in Treviso 2011, Italy
⁃ Together with Kristian Keil first award at Croatian State Competiton of Music Students (Chamber music-duo) in Opatija 2012
⁃ As a soloist she performed several times with Varaždin Chamber Orchestra, also at Varaždin Baroque Evenings festival 2011
⁃ Following the second place at Flauta Aurea 2009 she held a solo concert in Zagreb 2011
⁃ Participate on Flute festival in Slovenia „Flavtistra“ 2013
⁃ Solo concert in Zagreb, June 2013
⁃ 2014 First award (Laureat) at international competition Davorin Jenko in Belgrade, Serbia
⁃ 2015 First award (Laureat) at international competiton „Varaždin Woodwind and brass“
plays the flute since the age of 12. She finished her bachelor degree at the Academy of Music in Kraków in the class of prof. Barbara Świątek – Żelazna. After that, she studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Weimar in the class of Wally Hase and the Academy of Music in Kraków in the class of prof. Zbigniew Kamionka.
Her abilities and artistic personality are highly regarded on nation-wide and international competitions, such as: The Dutch Flute Competition 2015 – II prize (bachelors category), International Young Musicians Competition in Legnano 2015 – I prize, 7°Concorso Internationale „Giovanni Musicisti” in Treviso 2015– II prize
She received scholarship of Minister of Culture and National Heratige „Młoda Polska”, Minister of Science and Higher Education and many others in acknowledgment of her achievements.
In July 2015 she participated in the International Flute Seminar Bruges, where she received a special prize founded by Verne Q. Powell (sterling silver flute headjoint).
Natalia takes part in many masterclasses with renowned flautists such as: Sir James Galway, Denis Bouriakov, William Bennett, Robert Dick, Emily Beynon, Aldo Baerten, Peter Verhoyen, Wally Hase, Karl-Heinz Schütz, Ian Clark, Paul Edmund Davies, Łukasz Długosz, Jerzy Mrozik, Antoni Wierzbiński, Elżbieta Woleńska, Robert Wolf. She played with many orchestras ( Sinfonietta Cracovia, Orchestra”Concertino”, Orchestra „Fresco Sonare, Cracow Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of Academy of Music in Kraków). She collaborated with famous musicians and conductors (Sir Neville Marriner, Reiner Honeck, Gary Guthman, Włodek Pawlik, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Krzesimir Dębski, Levan Tskhadadze, Agata Igras – Sawicka).
Since 2010 Natalia has been a Pro Musica Bona Foundation stipendist, thus she has had an opportunity to perform solo and as an orchestra musician. Thanks to the Foundation she has also participated in CD recordings.
As a soloist, she performed in France, United Kingdom, Italy, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, Slovakia and in many polish concert halls.
In 2018, she became principal flute at Krakow Philharmonic.
Started his musical education at age of ten in his hometown- Gorzów Wielkopolski, on the West of Poland. Participated in a number of flute masterclasses and workshops during which had an opportunity to work with world-famous flutists, such as: prof. Peter-Lukas Graf, prof. Felix Renggli, prof. Ransom Wilson, prof. Andras Adorjan, prof. Pierre-Yves Artaud, prof. Rien De Reede. Laureate of 18 national and international flute competitions in Poland. For artistic achievements he received scholarship of Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage and President of the City of Wrocław. As a soloist, repeatedly performed in Philharmonic concerts halls of Wrocław and Zielona Góra. In 2012 moved to Belgium where he continues studying in the class of prof. Aldo Baerten. After two years finished his Bachelor in the Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen with Greatest Distinction. In 2014 won an audition to Orchestracademy of Royal Flemish Philharmonic, in 2015 selected as a full member of European Union Youth Orchestra EUYO for artistic season 2015/16 during which he will perform in some of the most prestigious concert halls in Europe, e.g. Koncerthaus Berlin and Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Currently, he continues his Masters degree under prof. Aldo Baerten in Antwerp and at the same time in the class of prof. Jerzy Mrozik in Karol Lipiński's Academy of Music in Wrocław, Poland.
Studied Flute with Aldo Baerten Town Conservatory of Halle, diploma in 2013 with 99%. Masterclasses (E. Amsler, J. Beaudiment, W. Bennet, E. Beynon, V. Cortvrint, T. Fret, D. P. Gustin, R. Pot, P. Verhoyen). finalist Internationaal Fluitconcours 2012, 1st Prize Belfius classics 2013 and in 2014 1st Prize Solist Competition Jeugd en Muziek Orkest van Antwerpen.
Principal Flute Youth Orchestra of Brussels.
Started professional Flute Studies at age 16 at royal conservatory Antwerpen with Prof. Aldo Baerten.
from 2014 Master's Student KCA Antwerpen
Svea Albrecht, born 1994, is studying in the class of Prof. Christina Fassbender and now with Aldo Baerten at the Musikhochschule Münster. She participated in master classes with Peter-Lukas Graf, Prof. Angela Firkins, Benjamin Plag and Prof. Christina Fassbender.
For many years, Svea is a member at Landesjugendorchester Bremen and Youth Symphony Orchestra Bremen-Nord. As a soloist she has performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Bremerhaven and the Youth Symphony Orchestra. 2011 Svea has been awarded with a sponsorship award. Furthermore, she received seven first prizes in the competition "Jugend musiziert". In 2012 she won the 3rd national prize(solo flute) and 2013. awarded a first national prize (flute and piano). Svea Albrecht is a fellow of the Bürgerstiftung Bremerhaven.
Hazar Birkan was born in 1994 in Ankara,Turkey. She began her music education when she was five years old by taking piano and music theory lessons. In 2004 she was accepted to Bilkent University- Faculty of Music and Performing Arts with full scholarship and started her flute education with Stiliana Stavreva.
She actively participated in masterclasses with Maurice Steger,Andras Adorjan, Maxence Larrieu,Gülşen Tatu, Emmanuel Pahud, James Galway, Davide Formisano, Peter Lukas Graf, Jean Michel Tanguy , P.Edmund Davies, Emily Beynon, Carlos Bruneel, Gaby Pas-van Riet, Robert Aitken, Carlo Jans and Kazutaka Shimizu.
Hazar Birkan graduated from highschool of Bilkent University – Faculty of Music and Performing Arts with a degree of Best Student of the school.
Hazar Birkan gave her first recital in December 2006.In April 2008 she performed Mozart Concerto G-dur as a soloist with Bilkent Symphony Orchestra.In May 2007 she won the first prize in her age group in 10th International Competition for Young Musicians in Edirne, Turkey. In March 2009 she won first prize in her age group in International Competition for Young Virtuoses in Sofia- Bulgaria.In April 2013 , in International Flute Competition in Nederland, which 27 countries participated, she won first prize and also Flute Forum in Luxembourg as an additional prize.
She is invited for two concerts as a guest musician to the one of the greatest classical music festival – Grachten Festival on August 2014.
From September 2012 till 2016, she studied at the Utrecht Conservatorium in the Netherlands with Prof. Aldo Baerten.
Since this year she continues her studies at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin.
Marine Touri Perez
2013-2015 Master's Student KCA Antwerpen
Maddilyn was born in Queensland, Australia. She studied in Queensland with Gerhard Mallon (Bachelor of Music in Performance), in Tasmania with Lloyd Hudson (Postgraduate Diploma) and in Sydney with Emma Sholl (Master of Music), before moving to Belgium. She has performed in numerous ensembles in Australia, Ireland and the Netherlands, including chamber, wind and symphony orchestras, and multiple opera productions. Since 2010 she has been involved in recordings for film, wind orchestra and new Australian composition. She has performed in masterclasses for Emma Sholl, Wally Hase, Emily Beynon, Denis Bouriakov, and Peter-Lukas Graf. Maddilyn currently studies at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp with Prof. Aldo Baerten.
Aleksandra Pechytiak was born in 1992 in Lubin, Poland. Started to play flute at age of 10. Her most important achievements are:
-1st prize (duo with the harpist Jelena Engelhardt) in International Music Competition for Soloists and Chamber Music Groups "Svirel", Slovenia. (Category Chamber Music with Strings,Professional) (2018)
-final in Adams Flute Competition (2013)
-two times second prize in Polish Flute Competition in Sochaczew (2008,2010)
-second prize in Polish Woodwinds Competiton in 2010 in Warsaw
-second prize in Polish Competition for Young Musicians in Jaslo 2010
-final in Flute Competition in Belgrad 2010, Serbia
-third prize in III International Woodwind Competition in Wroclaw(2008)
-second prize in National Polish Competiton for young musicians, Jaslo (2008).
She got a scholarship from Polish Minister of Culture and Art (2010/2011) and two times a scholarship from the Mayor of Wroclaw City in Poland (2010/2011, 2011/2012).
Aleksandra Pechytiak continued her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim. In 2018, she started her postgrad studies with Prof. Taballione at Mozarteum Salzburg.
Zixuan Wu was born in 1995 in Guangzhou, China. She started her music education when she was 6 years old by played piano. Started to played flute at the age of 9 , started professional flute studies at the age of 10 with Prof. Zhaogang Shen.
2010-2014 The Affiliated Middle School of Xinghai Conservatory studied with Prof. Zhaogang Shen.
2013-2014 Rubinstein Akademie Düsseldorf stuied with Mtthias Schmidt.
In 2013-2014 She was also studied with Prof. Björn Westlund, Prof. Robert Winn and Susanne Barner.
2014 October Bachelor Student Münster Musikhochschule with Prof. Christina Faßbender.
Since 2015 April under the guidance of Aldo Baerten, the principal flute at the Royal Flemish Phiharmonic Orchestra.
She has performed in masterclass for James Galway, Pensel Siebel, Jean Michell Tanguy, Hans-Jörg Wegner, János Bálint, and so on.
Jung Mi Han
Born in Seoul, Southkorea.
2010-2012 Class of Prof. Konrad Hünteler
2012-2015 Class of Prof. Christina Fassbender
Since 2015 she ist studying now with Aldo Baerten at the Musikhochschule Münster.
For many years, she was playing at the orchestral project and modern music festival “Musik unserer Zeit” in Münster.
Born in Barcelona in 1992. Started his musical studies with Isabel Souto, Christian Farroni and Mirjam Plas. Currently doing a Master degree, under the guidance of Aldo Baerten, in the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, where he graduated with Great Distinction.
He is a member of the Furius Music Orchestra, taking part in recordings for shortfilms and movies. He has also been invited to play with the Bayerische Philharmonie, the Kamerorkest van Vlaanderen or the Bruckner Akademie Orchester amongst others. He has also played as a soloist with the Orquestra de Cambra de Sabadell (OCS).
Followed masterclasses with Peter-Lukas Graf, Paul Edmund-Davies, Jean-Michel Tanguy, Eva Amsler, Patricia Morris, Kate Hill, Katherine Hoover, Renate Greiss-Armin, Christian Farroni
Enrique Manzano Méndez
Born in Mexico City in 1991. Started his musical studies at the “Conservatorio de las Rosas” in Morelia, Michoacan. Member of the Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Mexico, giving concerts in venues from Mexico, U.S.A and Spain. Enrique won the Guanajuato State Youth Price for artistic achievement in 2008. He participated in the Stratford International Flute Festival in England (2005-2007), “Feria Internacional de Cultura y Artes de Lerdo 2008”, “XXXVI Festival Internacional Cervantino” (2008), “Festival Cultural Zacatecas 2009” and 3rd Contemporary Music Festival “Ramiro Luis Guerra” in Monterrey, Mexico with the Wind Quintet “IIk Che” (2010).
Selected by the Jazz Flute Big Band at the 37th Annual Convention organized by the U.S.A National Flute Association (New York, 2009).
Since 2010 Enrique studies at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp under the guidance of Aldo Baerten, solo flute from the Royal Flemish Philharmonic.
Enrique has played as soloist accompanied by “Camerata Juvenil A.C”; Chamber Orchestra of León; “Vivarte” Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of the University of Michoacan. He is currently member of the “Jeugd en Muziek Orkest Antwerpen”.
He has had masterclasses from Gareth Davies, Emily Beynon, Paul Edmund-Davies, among others.
Since 2016 Enrique has has held the position of 2nd flute with the Orquesta Filarmónica del Desierto (Mexico).
Marjolein Desmet was born in Antwerp, the 15th of January 1991. She started her music education at the Academy for Music, Drama and Dance, Lier, where she got the highest results, title and the medial of the city in 2009. Since 2010, Marjolein studies flute at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp with, principal flute of the Royal Flemish Orchestra, Aldo Baerten. She followed Masterclasses with Emily Beynon, Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway,Paul Edmond Davis, Jean Michell Tanguy, Abbie de Quant, Marieke Schneemann, Toon Fred and Eva Amsler.
Marjolein won Prices in the ‘Belfius Classics Competition’ for flute solo in 2009 and for chamber music in 2010. In 2011, Marjolein participated in the Youth Orchestra of Guadalajara, Mexico and since 2013, she is active member of the Youth Orchestra of Antwerp.
As soloist she was on stage with Chamber Orchestra ‘Vivarte’ in 2013 and 2014. During the summer of 2014, Marjolein gave recitals at the ‘Conservatorio de Musica’, Celaya en het ‘Departemento de Musica Universidad de Guanajuato’ in Mexico.
Sigridur Indridadottir born in 1992 in Iceland. She started studying the flute in Akranes, Iceland, 2002-2009 with Patrycja Szalkowicz.
In 2009-2014 she was a flute student of Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir, the principal flute of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. Sigridur won a concert competition in Iceland the year 2013. She is currently a student of Aldo Baerten the principal flute of the Royal Flanders Philarharmonic Orchestra.
Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, The Royal Conservatory of Antwerp
‘High Distinction’ Award, Antwerp, Belgium, 2009
Master of Music in Piccolo Performance
The Royal Conservatory of Antwerp
Currently studying Master 2, 2013 - 2014
- started playing the flute at age 17
- the following year accepted to music high school in Ljubljana
- 2007 passed the entrance exams at Academy of music Ljubljana
- 2012 Erasmus exchange program in Utrecht with prof. Aldo Baerten
- 2012 passed entrance exams for masters degree at Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp
- 2012 bachelor's degree with the greatest distinction at Academy of music Ljubljana
- 2012 studying with Aldo Baerten at Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp (masters degree)
- 2013 finalist and special prize winner at International flute competition Flutonicon Adams (Netherlands)
- 2014 passed the audition for an internship at Royal Flemish Philharmonic (deFilharmonie)
- 2014 master's degree flute (high distinction) at Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (prof.Aldo Baerten)
- 2014 accepted in the Masters Degree Piccolo at Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Prof.Peter Verhoyen)
- Principal flute at Belgische Kamerfilharmonie (Casco Phil)
- member of Antwerp Orchestral Academy, conductors Philippe Herreweghe (concert in deSingel, Antwerp (with Frank Braley) and Utrecht Conservatorium) and Martyn Brabbins
- member of Chamber orchestra Simfonika Vrhnika and Orchestra of Academy of Music Ljubljana (conductor Marko Letonja)
- assistant for flute at the International Flute Seminar Brugge (Aldo Baerten and Peter Verhoyen)
- received full scholarship at Sydney Conservatorium (The University of Sydney)
- played as a soloist on flute and piccolo with music school orchestra in his hometown Vrhnika, Wind orchestra Vrhnika, Chamber orchestra Simfonika, Academy wind orchestra
- attended courses and masterclasses with: Aldo Baerten, Wally Hase, William Bennett, Peter Verhoyen, Sarah Jackson, Jean-Michel Tanguy, Anna Garzuly-Wahlgren, Emily Beynon, Loic Schneider, Aleš Kacjan, Matej Zupan, Matej Grahek
Bachelor degree Koninkliijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen bij Dhr. Aldo Baerten.
2003 1st Prize Nationaal Fluitconcours van Nederland. Freelance Oxalys, Zomeropera, het Rode Pomp Ensemble, Music Hall, Walpurgis, Marsyas, Prima La Musica, Brussels Philharmonic, Hermes-ensemble, het Collectief en ensemble Explorations. Chamberensemble Echo, Ensemble Houthandel BE
Master's Degree with Aldo Baerten royal conservatorium Antwerpen and piccolo masters with Peter Verhoyen royal Conservatorium Antwerpen . In 2004 lessons with Emily Beynon at Royal Conservatory The Hague. Since 2005 solo- piccolo Het Gelders Orkest te Arnhem. Also 2011- 2014 Principal Flute Philharmonie Zuidnederland.
Professor for Flute at ArtEZ conservatorium te Zwolle and guest teacher piccolo conservatorium HKU Utrecht.
Karel Deseure (°1983)
is assistent-conductor Nederlands Radio Filharmonisch Orkest.
2008 Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen Masters Degree Flute with Great Distinction with Prof. Aldo Baerten. studied Karel conducting at Koninklijk Conservatorium van Den Haag with Jac van Steen and Kenneth Montgomery, Jorma Panula, Otto Tausk, Marc Albrecht en Arie van Beek.
Conductor ‘Ligeti-Academy’ ASKO/Schönberg Ensemble 2011/12. Conducted at Holland Festival, de Dutch National Opera Academy en het Codarts Symphony Orchestra.
2012 2nd prize and audience prize ‘Concours International de Direction d’Orchestre’ in Paris and Prize of Het Kersjesfonds
Masterclasses at Lucerne Festival with Bernard Haitink , Peter Eötvös IRCAM in Paris (Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France).
GuestConductor Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, het Residentie Orkest , Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Chloe Chung is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She is a member of Sydney Youth Orchestra as well as a passionate chamber musician and soloist. Earlier this year, her wind quintet took part in the Conservatorium’s inaugural Estivo Chamber Music School in Verona, where they performed in Mantova, Venice and at the Conservatorio di Verona. She was also a semi-finalist in the Fine Music Radio 102.5 Young Virtuosi Award. Chloecurrently learns under the tutelage of James Kortum, her past teachers including Aldo Baerton, Alison Mitchell, Alexa Still, and Jocelyn Fazzone.
Studied at Sydney Conservatory with Aldo Baerten, now studying Guildhall School.
Toshi Shibata has obtained the master degree at Royal Conservatory in Antwerp studying under Aldo Baerten. He has participated in Orchestra Academy Antwerpen with internationally well-known conductors such as Philippe Herreweghe and Martyn Brabbins. He occasionally works with Casco Phil, Chamber Orchestra of Belgium as a piccolo player.
He currently lives in Antwerp, Belgium. His other teachers include Dr. Tara Helen O’Conor, Peter Verhoyen, Lieve Goossens, Patrick Beuckels, Kazuo Tokito, Yumiko Sakuma and Mindy Kaufman.
Bachelor diploma and Master opleiding with prof Aldo Baerten (HKU Utrecht) and piccolo lessons with Gudrun Bourel (2010).
Principal Flute de Marinierskapel der Koninklijke Marine.
Master HKU Utrecht
In 2009, Jessica won a 1st Prize at the chamber music competition Concorso Internazionale del Bicentenario del Conservatorio „Giuseppe Verdi“ in Milano, Italy, with her flute/string quartet „Deli-Quartet“. She was first flutist of the ensemble Flute-Xperience, with which she won another 1st Prize at the Benelux Flute Competition. Two years later, as a solo performer, she got a 2nd Prize (no 1st Prize awarded) at the Open National Flute Competition in the Netherlands.
Jessica was first solo flute of the Antwerp Orchestra Academy in Belgium, was member of the MIO2012 Maribor International Orchestra Academy 2011 in Slovenia, and solo piccolo in the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands. After graduating, Jessica started her professional career as a first flutist of the portuguese chamber orchestra Orquestra do Algarve (season 2011/2012), and is since then playing as a second flute and piccolo in the Orquesta de Extremadura in Spain. She collaborated among others with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic (B) and with the Royal Symphonic Orchestra of Sevilla (SP).
Jessica performed as a soloist with the Utrecht’s Conservatory Symphonic Orchestra („Concerto for flute and Orchestra“ of C. Nielsen) and with the Orquestra do Algarve („Suite nr. 2“ from J.S. Bach) and was invited to give a recital during the Frank Martin Festival 2010 in The Hague, aswell as during the International Flute Festival 2012 in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Masters KCA Antwerpen 2003
At the moment Inge holds a permanent position as flute solo with the Royal Band of the Belgian Guides and she is the flutist of the Scarlet Harptrio, Woodwind Quintet Amarant and harpduo Casual Chic. Besides, she is a much appreciated soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, freelancer, private teacher, woodwind coach, studio musician and jurymember in Belgium and abroad.
In november 2013 Inge released the cd ‘Casual Chic’ with Flemish music for flute and harp together with matching movies and poetry. With this cd she also made her debut as a producer and ‘Casual Chic’ was released under her own record label ‘IS Productions’.
Inge is a ‘Nagahara featured artist’ and plays a 14K golden Nagahara flute.
Masters KCA Antwerpen
Preisträgerin Mozartpreis Wiesbaden (2003, 2nd Prize), Gouden Vleugels (2002,Bläserquintett Syrinx), Tenuto (1999) and Axion Classics (1997, 1st Prize Flute and 2nd Prize Chamber Music).
Since september 2005 Principal flute ‘Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège’. september 2003 t.e.m. augustus 2005 solopiccolo ‘Saarländisches Staatsorchester’ Saarbrücken. Member I Solisti del Vento, Oxalys, Vlaams Sinfonietta. 2000-2002 Member European Union Youth Orchestra.
Assistant Teacher to Aldo Baerten for Flute and Piccolo at KCA Antwerpen
Anke Lauwers studied in Antwerp and Amsterdam with Peter Verhoyen, Aldo Baerten and Harrie Starreveld. In 2009 she won a trial as Principal Piccolo in the BBC Concert Orchestra. Currently she works freelance as a flute player and piccolo player in several professional orchestras such as the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of Flanders, philharmonie zuidnederland, the Liège Royal Philharmonic and the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2010 she obtained 1st Prize in the NFA Piccolo Artist Competition (Anaheim, USA). Since 2013-2014 she is assistant teacher for piccolo at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.
Bachelor and Master HKU Utrecht
Bachelor HKU Utrecht
Jantine has played in orchestras since 2004. She started out in the Frisian Youth Wind Orchestra, in 2007 she entered the National Youth Wind Orchestra and in 2009 she made her debut in a symfonic orchestra, the Dutch Student Orchestra conducted by Peter Biloen. After this she went to China with the J.Pzn.Sweelinckorchestra from Amsterdam and in 2011 she joined the Utrecht Student Orchestra conducted by Bas Pollard. She was able to finish her bachelors with this orchestra as a soloist in Nielsens Concerto for Flute. Furthermore Jantine played piccolo in Shostakovich’ 5th and 10th symphonie and in Ravels Pianoconcerto in G. She also played first flute in i.a. Stravinsky’s Firebird, Mahlers’ 5th symphonie and Ravels Daphnis et Chloé.
Jantine attended masterclasses with Vincent Cortvrint, Marieke Schneemann, Maarten Root, Wilbert Hazelzet, Sarah Jackson and William Bennett.
Besides her being a musician, Jantine also works as a producer in the cultural field.
As a chief of the USConcert and as a project manager of the huge project Rheingold on the Rhine, Jantine discovered she has organizational skills.
At this moment Jantine works at GE#sharp Artists Events and she teaches flute in and around Utrecht. She will soon start the master ‘Kunstbeleid en –management’ at the Utrecht University. Besides this, Jantine is determined to make her own enterprise succesful in the cultural field.
Ingrid van Boheemen
Born in New Zealand, Ingrid studied flute and piccolo at the University of Auckland and spent two years in the NZSO National Youth Orchestra. She went on to complete her Masters with Aldo Baerten at the Utrechts Conservatorium graduating in 2008.
Whilst in the Netherlands she toured with the Netherlands Student Orchestra culminating in a sold out performance at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
She then moved to London and has continued to freelance in various ensembles, including a production of All's Well That Ends Well at the National Theatre, which concluded with a world-wide live cinema broadcast.
Graduated with top honors from Chugye University for the Arts (Bachelor), Korea
Ewha Womans University with a Master of Music, Korea
Graduated from Royal Conservatorium Antwerp, Belgium
(Postgraduate degree in orchestra)
Chambermusic Winner at the 10th Music Competition Rotary club Gent - Chambermusic Prize, Belgium
Guest Artist of Conservatory of Music, Rangsit University (Thailand)
Seoul Symphony Orchestra member
Currently, Principal Flutist in Sowol Art Symphony Orchestra, Standing Director of Korea Flute Association, Teach at Chugye University for the Arts in Seoul and Halla University in Jeju.
Gemma Tripana Munoz
Gemma began her flute studies at the Professional Conservatory of Monzón, Spain. In 2006 she was awarded her degree in flute at the “Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón”, where she studied with Fernando Gomez and Antonio Nuez. She then continued her studies with Kersten McCall (concertgebouworkest) at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and her Master´s degree with Aldo Baerten (Royal Flemish Philharmonic) at the Utrecht Conservatory. She is a winner of the Ibercaja Concours, leading to solo recitals throughout Spain.
She has attended various flute courses with renowned performers such as Paul Edmund Davies, Jaime Martin, Emily Beynon, Julia Gallego, Patricia Morris, Antonio Arias, Miguel Angel Angulo, Trevor Wye, Peter Lucas Graf, Magdalena Martinez, Thies Roorda, Jorge Caryevski, Sarah Jackson, William Bennett, Jean Michael Tanguy and others.
Gemma has performed with orchestras and chamber music groups including Asko Schönberg ensemble, Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, Laurensorkest Rotterdam, Koninklijk conservatorium Orkest Den Haag, Camerata Terra Reno, Fluit Netherlands Orchestra, Ensemble XXI, “Sinfonica 2008” orchestra, “Orquesta Clásica Universitaria de Zaragoza”, Symphony Orchestra of the CSMA, Symphony Wind Band of the CSMA. Recordings include the Cds “Niebla”, “El bosque encantado” and “Leyenda Iralndesa”, with the chamber music group Ensemble XXI, and Chants de L’Uruguay by Alfonso Broqua.
She is currently a member of the contemporary music ensemble Modelo62 and has performed with them throughout The Netherlands, Argentina, Belgium, and Mexico. Their first CD, of compositions by composers from The Netherlands and Argentina, will be released later in 2014. She also collaborates with different chamber music groups and teaches privately in The Hague, directing the Creative Orchestra Project in a number of schools and institutions.
Master's Degree KCA Antwerpen
Master's Degree with Jeanne Baxtresser in Boston
Principal Flutist Orchestre Philharmonique de Liege
freelance musician with diverse ensembles
Professor at Tilburg Conservatory (NL)
Start at age 8 at Musicschool halle (B) with Aldo Baerten.
Very young she won prizes at competitions such as Nijversseel Klassiek, de Ottoboni Kamermuziekwedstrijd, Jong Tenuto en Axion Classics.
First Orchestral Experience Jonge Filharmonie and Brussels Youth Orchestra . Solo Concerto Mozaert Flute an d Harp Concerto with BYO and Suzanna Mildonian (Bozar-Brussels).
Prize of Radio Klara with Woodwindquintett Cinque Venti .
Master with Great Distinction conservatorium van Antwerpen in 2004 with Prof. Aldo Baerten.
Masterclasses with Peter-Lukas Graf, Jean-Claude Gérard and Andrea Lieberknecht.
In 2006 Internship at SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart (Sir Roger Norrington).
Since 2008 2nde Flute and Piccolo Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège (Christian Arming).
Born in Russia. Studied in Vladivostok. Master Flute HKU Utrecht with Professor Aldo Baerten.
Piccolo with VIncent Cortvrint, and Traverso with Wilbert Hazelzet and Jed Wentz.
She plays with chamber ensembles Forlana, Iskra, teaches in the Utrecht area and freelances as flutist in diverse orchestras.