International Flute Seminar Bruges

International Flute Seminar Bruges

International Flute Seminar Bruges
17-22 July 2017
Bruges, Belgium
Monastery School Zevenkerken

Masterclasses - Workshops - Flute Choir
Individual lessons - Piccolo - Warming up - Teachers Conference
Alexander technique - Audition training - Junior Day (21 July 2017)


Course pianists:

Junior Day:

Alexander technique:

Course Fee € 640
Early bird rate: € 630 when booked prior to 1st of May 2017
Fee includes tuition, full board and lodging (single rooms)
Extra charge for early arrival (sunday night July 16th) € 40

Sheets & pillowcases can be hired for € 7 (2 sheets & pillowcase)
Blankets & pillows are available
Please bring your own towels
Day tickets € 105 full board included
Junior Day tickets € 50 light lunch included

Download application form

Please print, complete and post or e-mail the application form to :
International Flute Seminar Bruges
't Kloosterhof 67
B-8200 Sint-Michiels
E-mail :


welcomes professional fluteplayers, students, advanced amateur fluteplayers and young players 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.

Festival Day 2

IFSB Festival Day 2
March 19th 2017

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.
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.
The day will take place at De Singel Art Campus, Desguinlei 25, Antwerp (Belgium)

participant's ticket: € 50
includes warming-up, individual lesson (30’), flute recital, students concert, pizza, cake, coffee, tea
auditors' ticket: € 30
includes warming-up, flute recital, students concert, pizza, cake, coffee, tea

Download Application Form

Please print complete and post or e-mail the application form to:
The International Flute Seminar Bruges
‘t Kloosterhof 67
B-8200 Sint-Michiels


Aldo Baerten

Aldo Baerten is Principal Flutist at the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Edo de Waart, Philippe Herreweghe and Martyn Brabbins. He is Professor of flute at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp and the Hogeschool der Kunsten Utrecht (NL). He is Lehrbeauftrager at the Musikhochschule Münster and gives masterclasses and concerts on 4 continents.

Peter Verhoyen

Peter Verhoyen is principal piccolo at the Royal Flemish Philharmonic 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 attended many masterclasses e.g. William Bennett's, Trevor Wye's, Robert Dick's, and Geoffrey Gilbert's. He specialized in chamber music and played with the “Nicolaï Consort”, an ensemble that mainly played barock music. He is a member of “Ensemble 7211”, an ensemble for two flutes and piano.

Blaž Snoj

Blaz Snoj studied flute with Aldo Baerten at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp (master degree with high distinction) and piccolo with Peter Verhoyen. He attended masterclasses with Wally Hase, William Bennett, Sarah Jackson, Jean-Michel Tanguy, Anna Garzuly, Emily Beynon and Loic Schneider. Special prize winner at the Dutch International Flute Competition. Frequent work as free-lance musician with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Casco Phil, Antwerp Orchestral Academy, Chamber orchestra Simfonika Vrhnika and Orchestra of Academy of Music Ljubljana.

Stefan De Schepper

Pianist Stefan De Schepper won prizes in several 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

Pianist Pieter-Jan Verhoyen studies at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels and won prizes in several competitions including Steinway Competition, Concours de Piano de Liège, Belfius Classics. At the age of 12 he founded the chamber music ensemble Trio Telepatico. This piano trio made its debut cd, was finalist at Storioni chamber music 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 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. She also has a duo with cello player Marie Ponseele.


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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