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BIO

Early years

She started her musical studies when she was 8, in her native Salta, Argentina. After studying piano, singing and flute in the Province´s Music School she was incouraged to go further, and already as a teenager she knew the flute was her path.

She moved to Buenos Aires to study flute in the National Conservatorium (National University for the Arts) Simultaneosly Florencia was a private student of the soloist of the Orquesta Estable del Teatro Colón, Jorge de la Vega. She won the audition to play with the Orquesta de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Four years of experience would come, playing oratorio, opera, and orchestral repertoire. Slowly she became deeply interested in early music and the use of period replicas for performance.

Early Music

In 2006 she enrolled in the recently created diploma on Early Music, in the Conservatorio Superior de Música de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Manuel de Falla. She was the first student to graduate, so in 2011 Florencia became the first person ever to obtain an official diploma on Early Music issued in Latin America.

In 2011 she received the National Grant for Artists in the Music Specialty, awarded by the National Fund for the Arts of Argentina. That allowed her to engage in private instruction on French baroque repertoire under the guidance of Juan Manuel Quintana.

During her studies she had the chance to meet and be heard by Wilbert Hazelzet, who warmly suggested the possibility to continue studying in the Netherlands.

Since 2012 she lives in The Hague, where she earned her Bachelor and Master Diplomas on the Baroque Flute (2015 and 2017) at the Royal Conservatoire under the guidance of Wilbert Hazelzet and Kate Clark. Her masters research 'The Characters of the Flute' received an 'excellent' mark and has been published by the Research Catalogue, an international database for artistic research.

She has benefited greatly from her active participation in masterclasses by Anne Freitag, Frank Theuns, Donna Agrell, Diana Baroni, Manfredo Kraemer, Rita Dams, Peter Kooij, Jill Feldman, Mieneke van der Velden, Kati Debrezeni, Christophe Rousset, Jacques Ogg, Frank de Bruine, Michael Schmidt-Casdorff.

She is active as a freelance chamber and orchestral player, and has collaborated with ensembles such as Apollo Ensemble, Holland Baroque Society, Dutch Baroque, Florilegium Musicum, Accademia Amsterdam, and the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century.

Florencia's experience as principal flute includes collaborations with Ton Koopman, in the B minor Mass by J. S. Bach at the Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center of New York, and in the Grote Kerk of The Hague (Ultimate Bach-Hohe Messe NL-US tour). She has also joined as first flute the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra in their 2018 performances of Orfeo & Euridice, by C. W. Gluck. She joined La Folia Barockorchester as principal flute during the 2019 Bachfest in Leipzig. These performances received praising reviews.
She has played in the Bachfest Leipzig, International Chamber Music Festival of  The Hague, the Early Music Festival of Boston, Maastricht Musica Sacra Festival, Börzsöny Barokk Napok and others.
Florencia has taken part in performances led by Reinbert de Leeuw, Barthold Kuijken, Daniel Reuss, Peter van Heyghen, John Butt, Marcus Creed, Ton Koopman, Robin Peter Müller.

Since 2017 she is a guest teacher of traverso for the Fontys University in Tilburg, for their Masters in Music program.

Since 2017 she is as well teacher of baroque flute of the Young Talent Department in the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.

Starting on 2019 Florencia will collaborate as teacher of traverso methodology in education for the Early Music Department of The Royal Conservatoire The Hague.

An avid learner, she is constantly broadening her artistic experiences. She has collaborated, among others, with the composer Ezequiel Menalled for the Sounds of Silence Festival (2016) in The Hague. She also participated in the making of the film Barroco (Estanislao Buisel, 2013)