Karin de Fleyt


Karin de Fleyt plays the flute, alto flute, piccolo and bass flute, as well as shakuhachi and bansuri flute.

She took her Masters degree at the Royal Music Conservatoire in Gent, where she specialized in contemporary flute solo and chamber music repertoire. Karin did her Post-graduate studies at the Orpheus Institute in Gent with a topic on (new) extensions in contemporary music for flute. She has more than 20 years of experience in teaching, currently teaching music pedagogics for Winds at the School of Arts in Gent. She is appointed as flute tutor in Leeds at the LCoM since 2013. Karin regularly works for the RNCM as a visiting teacher and is researcher at the Artesis Plantijn University College in Antwerp.

Karin is a performer constantly looking for new experiments with flute, often resulting in great collaborations with many well known composers, one of the most memorable is a ten year long collaboration with Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Karin de Fleyt is a renowned soloist in contemporary music, solo flutist and member of the artistic board in the HERMES Ensemble (B). She has been awarded with many interpretation prizes during the Stockhausen Courses in Kürten. She performs his entire flute oeuvre.

One of Karin’s prime objectives as a performer and teacher in flute music is her extensive work with young people, teaching them the techniques and necessary skills to interpret different music styles with confidence. To this end, she regularly gives masterclasses/workshops and lecture-recitals.

Together with composer David Ibbett she started a new collaboration called Aeolian Progression www.aeolianprogression.com

Together with Alfia Nakipbekova (cello) and Jakob Fichert (piano) she founded Trio Sonore in 2015 playing only new repertoire for their instruments.