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We are still taking bookings for the course this year in the hope that we can run as usual.
We are working on an online-livestream-option of the course for those unable to travel to Bruges.
If you cannot travel to Bruges because of COVID-19, we will give a full refund.
International Flute Seminar Bruges
15 - 20 July 2020
Monastery School Zevenkerken
Masterclasses - Workshops - Piccolo
Individual Lessons - Warming up - Flute Choir - Teachers' Conference
Alexander Technique - Audition Training - Junior Day
Would you be unable to attend the IFSB summer school without financial help ?
Verne Q. Powell Flutes Inc. offers a scholarship 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.
Send your application form with a motivation letter and a recording (audio or video) before 1st of April 2020 to the IFSB office.
Applicants will be informed of the results of their application before the end of April 2020.
° IFSB offers the summer course 2020 to a prize winner of the Dutch International Flute Competiton.
° Stichting Nationaal Fluitconcours offers the summer course 2020 to a prize winner of the Benelux Flute Competition for amateur flute players.
° Verne Q. Powell offers a silver Powell headjoint to a participant of the IFSB summer course 2020.
Katherine Kemler, Professor of Flute at Louisiana State University and member of the Timm Wind Quintet, will be our special guest for the IFSB Summer School 2020.
She taught at masterclasses and performed solo recitals at Flute Festivals and Conservatories in the Usa, Europe, China and Australia.
She has appeared as soloist with the British Chamber Orchestra in London's Queen Elisabeth Hall and with the Orchestra Medicaee Laureziana throughout Italy.
She has toured extensively with the Kemler/Benjamin Flute/Harp Duo and with the Timm Wind Quintett through Europe, Canada, Chinba, Australia, North and South America.
She made solo broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and National Public Radio and has recorded several CDs.
Katherine Kemler will be participating at the IFSB Summer School in giving masterclasses, individual lessons and workshops for Bodymapping and Beatboxing.
Her participation will be sponsored by Verne Q. Powell Flutes Inc.
Click here to download the application form.
Please print, complete and post or 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