Classical flute

Philippe Benoit


Philippe Benoit (born 1961) teaches Flute at Conservatorium Maastricht. He also teaches Flute and Chamber music at the academies of music in Gent and Leuven (Belgium). He studied at the Stedelijk Conservatorium in Kortrijk and continued his studies in Flute and Chamber Music at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven (Belgium) with Eric Dequeker, among others. He won first prizes in harmony, counterpoint, and chamber music.

Benoit was a flautist with various orchestras, including the orchestra of opera theatre La Monnaie in Brussels and the Symphony Orchestra of Flanders. He was the conductor of the Vivente Voce chorus until 2005. He is a solo flautist with famous ensembles such as the Marsyas Ensemble, the Catalpa Ensemble, the Czech Virtuosi chamber orchestra, and the Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, which he also conducts. In Dutch Limburg, he is a flautist with the Amati Ensemble and Principal Flautist with the Limburg Symphony Orchestra. Since 2000, he has taught masterclasses at the Belgian International Music Academy. He has also participated in recordings for radio and CDs.