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Research

'The Characters of the flute' has been published worldwide by the Research catalogue, an international database for artistic research.

It also received an excellent mark from the jury at its presentation in the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.

In 2019 it has been selected to be presented during the Royal Music Association/Institute for Musical Research (UK) joint Conference ´Iconography as a source for music history´

Abstract

Before the flute's ascension to rival the violin and harpsichord in repertoire and expressive character, its first defined soloistic role emanated from music in the reign of Louis XIV. Iconography and collections of allegories, circulated in Europe since Cesare Ripa's Iconologia´s first edition in 1590, depicted the flute with two distinct figures. In the first, the flute symbolises the sweetening of the human voice in vital persuasion, while the second related to the art of pleasing. These artistic representations influenced the composer's choices for the flute, from keys and tempi to specific technical requirements. It must follow, then, that there is a strong link between the dramatic or allegoric content of the pieces in question and the technical and expressive identity of the late Seventeenth Century and early Eighteenth Century flute. This paper addresses this phenomenon through the French Cantate, with a primary focus on A. Camprá and N. Clérambault, in addition to further context of stylistic influence in subsequent compositions.

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Teaching

I´m teacher of baroque flute methodology in education in The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. I´m also guest teacher of baroque flute in The Royal Conservatoire's Young Talent Department in The Hague since 2017.

I'm happy to collaborate since 2017 with Fontys University in Tilburg as a guest teacher of traverso for their Master of Music program. I collaborate with Kunst Onderwijs Organisatie and I'm a member of the Vivaldi music teachers community.