IFSB Corona update
Government restrictions are lifted.
There are currently no quarantine measures for students coming from abroad.
We are happy to confirm IFSB 2020 is going to take place!
This year, we are moving to another venue even closer to Bruges.
Sint-Lodewijkscollege is an attractive venue with a splendid auditorium.
This boarding school has one person bedrooms with individual showers.
The IFSB team is waiting for you!
We are sorry to announce that Robert Pot and Katherine Kemler will not be teaching this year.
We are still taking bookings. Because of the COVID-19 situation, we are also offering made to measure packages for those not being able to attend the full course.
Do contact us if you have any special requests or concerns, we will be very happy to help!
Contact Annemie Verhoyen (coördinator IFSB) + 32 475 28 18 55, email@example.com
We regret that due to the Corona restrictions many of our international visitors will not be able to attend our summer course.
We will miss them and have been working hard to present an alternative online version.
Deadline for application is July 10th.
Our IFSB online package includes :
° 1 Alexander technique workshop with Helga Henckens
° 4 x 2 hour massterclasses with Aldo Baerten (flute) and Peter Verhoyen (piccolo)
° 1 faculty concert with Aldo Baerten (flute) Blaz Snoj (flute, piccolo) Peter Verhoyen (flute, piccolo) Stefan De Schepper (piano) Pieter-Jan Verhoyen (harpsichord)
° 3 student concerts
° 1 flute live Q & A session
° 1 piccolo live Q & A session
Two options :
° Online course + one online lesson with an IFSB teacher of your choice : € 75,-
° Online course (without online lesson) : € 50,-
Q & A
When will the course take place?
July 15th-20th (Wednesday-Monday)
Where will the course take place?
Sint-Lodewijkscollege, Magdalenastraat 30, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
Is the course open for foreign students?
Yes, but check about possible quarantine measures leaving and entering your country
What is the fee for the course?
° Whole course full board (includes 4 individual 45’ lessons) : € 680,-
° Whole course (no lodging, with meals) : € 560,-
° Whole course (only lessons) : € 300,-
° Day ticket (full board, stay 1 night) : € 130,-
° Day tickets (no lodging, with meals) : € 100,-
° Day tickets (no lodging, no meals) : € 80,-
° Extra lessons (also piano rehearsal, Alexander technique)(lessons are 45') : € 50,-
° Overnight stay with breakfast : kids (younger then 18) : 35,-
° Overnight stay with breakfast : adults (from 18) : € 42,-
° Lunch : € 15,-
° Dinner : € 15,-
International Flute Seminar Bruges 2020
Masterclasses - Workshops - Piccolo
Individual Lessons - Warming up - Flute Choir - Teachers' Conference
Alexander Technique - Audition Training - Junior Day
° Aldo Baerten
° Peter Verhoyen
° Blaz Snoj
° Stefan De Schepper (piano)
° Pieter-Jan Verhoyen (piano, harpsichord)
° Ann-Sofie Verhoyen (harp)
° Helga Henckens
° 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.
° 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.
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 the application form to the IFSB office
International Flute Seminar Bruges
't Kloosterhof 67
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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 of 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 one of our Festival Days !
The IFSB Festival Days are 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.
Flute players aged 6 to 12 are welcome at a Junior Day.
For those considering a professional musical education, this is an opportunity to meet the professors and receive tips for the entrance exams.
Festival Day The Netherlands
18.01.2020 Adams Flute Center Ittervoort
Festival Days Belgium
08.03.2020 Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (deSingel Antwerp)
22.03.2020 Académie de Musique Braine L'Alleud (Inscription required before 03.03.2019)
participant's ticket: € 50,-
includes warming up, individual lesson (30’), flute recital, students concert, lunch, coffee, tea
auditors' ticket: € 30,-
includes warming up, flute recital, students concert, pizza, cake, coffee, tea
° 18.01.2020 Ittervoort (Nl)
° 08.03.2020 Antwerp (Be)
° 22.03.2020 Braine l'Alleud (Be)
Please print complete and post or e-mail the Application Form to:
The International Flute Seminar Bruges
‘t Kloosterhof 67
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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
Tel: +32 479 497 407