International Flute Seminar Bruges

Festival Days

Festival Day Bruges
Sunday October 25, 2020
Joseph Ryelandtzaal, Achiel van Ackerplein 3, Bruges (Belgium)

Are you between 8 and 88 years old ?
Would you like to improve your flute skills ?
Would you like to learn more about playing piccolo, alto flute or bass flute ?
Are you considering a professional flute career and would you like to meet teachers of Flemish and Dutch conservatoires ?
Are you preparing a flute or piccolo competiton or an orchestra audition ?
Would you like to meet new flute friends ?
Or are you looking forward to an unforgettable flute day ?

Join us at our Festival Day in Bruges !
The Festival Day is open to flute and piccolo players of all ages and different levels.
We welcome professional flute players, teachers, students, adult amateur flute players and young players.
For those considering a professional musical education, this is an opportunity to meet the professors and receive tips for the entrance exams.

° € 50,- participant (includes warming up, individual lesson, teachers concert, students concert)
° € 30,- auditor (includes warming up, teachers concert, students concert)
° € 10,- teachers concert

Application Form
Click here to download the application form for the IFSB Festival Day in Bruges.
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Festival Days Spring 2021
° February 20, 2021 Adams Flute Center Ittervoort (The Netherlands)
° February 28, 2021 Académie de Musique Braine L'Alleud (Belgium)
° March 28, 2021 Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Belgium)

Application Form
Click here to download the application form for the Festival Days in 2021.
Please print, complete and send your application form by e-mail to
Please complete one copy per Festival Day and forward each form.

Summer Course

International Flute Seminar Bruges 2021
July 15-20, 2021
Monastery School Zevenkerken, Bruges (Belgium)

Masterclasses - Workshops - Piccolo
Individual Lessons - Warming up - Flute Choir - Teachers' Conference
Alexander Technique - Audition Training - Junior Day

Teaching Staff
° Aldo Baerten
° Peter Verhoyen
° Blaz Snoj

Course accompanists
° Stefan De Schepper (piano)
° Pieter-Jan Verhoyen​ (piano, harpsichord)
° Ann-Sofie Verhoyen (harp)

Alexander Technique
° Helga Henckens

Junior Day
° Annemie Verhoyen

° Verne Q. Powell Flutes Inc. and Rotary Club Brugge-Zuid offer scholarships for students aged between 15 and 24, who can clearly demonstrate that they have significant musical potential but cannot afford fees to attend the International Flute Seminar Bruges 2020.

Special Prizes
° IFSB offers the summer course 2020 to a prize winner of the Dutch International Flute Competiton.
° Verne Q. Powell offers a silver Powell headjoint to a participant of the IFSB summer course 2020.

Application Form
Click here to download the application form for IFSB Summer School 2020 LIVE
Click here to download the application form for IFSB Summer School 2020 ONLINE
Please print, complete and send your application form by e-mail to the IFSB office

International Flute Seminar Bruges
't Kloosterhof 67
B-8200 Sint-Michiels
E-mail :


welcomes professional flute players, students, advanced amateur flute players and young flutists in the beautiful Monastery School in Zevenkerken near Bruges. We offer a six day seminar with masterclasses, workshops, warming up, individual lessons, piccolo, Alexander technique, audition training, flute choir, teachers' conference and a junior day in an inspiring atmosphere.


Aldo Baerten

Aldo Baerten is Principal Flutist at the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Elim Chan, Edo de Waart en Philippe Herreweghe. He is Professor of Flute at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp, Hogeschool der Kunsten Utrecht (NL) en Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance London (UK). He is appointed for the Lehrauftrag Querflöte at the Musikhochschule Köln/Aachen. He gives masterclasses and concerts on 4 continents.

Peter Verhoyen

Peter Verhoyen is principal piccolo at the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, co-founder of the Arco Baleno ensemble and piccolo teacher at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp. As a piccolo specialist he has been invited in Europe and the USA to give masterclasses and piccolo recitals. With Arco Baleno and other ensembles he has made several CDs as well as various radio recordings.

Robert Pot

Robert Pot studied with Thies Roorda and Koos Verheul. He teaches and coaches educated professionals, students and very advanced amateurs. He is a co-founder, artistic leader and teacher in the annual ‘Festival Querwind – Flötentage Staufen’ near Freiburg. He is the founder of ‘Flöte Intensiv’ in the Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz. He leads flute orchestra courses, technique workshops and teachers' training with advanced methodology and error analysis.

Blaž Snoj

Blaz Snoj obtained a master degree flute (class Aldo Baerten) and piccolo (class Peter Verhoyen) at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp. At the Dutch International Flute Competition was the winner of a special prize. He is sub principal flute and principal piccolo of the Nederlands Camerata and works as a free-lance musician with several orchestras in Belgium and Slovenia.

Stefan De Schepper

Stefan De Schepper won prizes in several piano competitions including Bach competition, Cantabile competition, Belfius Classics and Durlet competition. He gave concerts throughout Europe and the USA. He accompanies flute & piccolo classes at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp & performs & composes theatre productions for children.

Pieter-Jan Verhoyen

Pieter-Jan Verhoyen obtained his bachelor diplom (piano class Jan Michiels) and continues his studies in Antwerp (piano class Sergej Edelmann) and Brussels (pianoforte class Claire Chevalier). He won prizes in several competitions (Steinway Competition, Concours de Piano de Liège, Belfius Classics). With the Trio Telepatico he made his debut CD, was finalist at the Storioni competition and won first prize at Belfius Classics.

Helga Henckens

In her growing practice Helga Henckens teaches Alexander Technique individually. She cooperates free-lance with several professional associations and organizations for different performers e.g. clowns, dancers, singers, horsemen, children's choirs, marathon runners, teachers at music academies, teachers of senior sports.

Annemie Verhoyen

Annemie Verhoyen teaches flute at the Conservatory of Bruges. As a jury member she participates at the Benelux Flute Competition. Together with her husband Peter Verhoyen she was the co-founder and editor of 'Het Vlaams Fluitistentijdschrift' (1993-1998), a journal for flute players in Flanders.

Ann-Sofie Verhoyen

Ann-Sofie Verhoyen studies language and liiterature at the university of Kortrijk and harp at the conservatoire of Roubaix. She won first prize at the Harpegio harp competition (2010). For several years she was a member of the ReMix Orchestra (deFilharmonie). She is particularly interested in playing chamber music, with a preference for the flute and harp duo.


Known as the Venice of the North, Bruges is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe! It was a justified motive that prompted UNESCO in 2000 to include the entire historical city centre on the World Heritage list. Walking along the maze of winding cobbled alleys and romantic canals, you imagine yourself to be in medieval times. The wealth of museums is a striking image of this city's stirring history. Bruges is also home to contemporary culture, such as the new Concert Hall, which is one of the most prominent music complexes in Flanders. Bruges is only 15 minutes by public transport from Zevenkerken.


International Flute Seminar Bruges
't Kloosterhof 67
B-8200 Sint-Michiels
Tel: +32 479 497 407

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