Strasbourg 2013

Festival Flûtes d'Europe - Flûtes du Monde 2013

The Flûtes d'Europe - Flûtes du Monde 2013 in Strasbourg was a big success!

For the first time the ERPS organized a biennale in France.

Many thanks to the ERTA France and the Conservatoire de Strasbourg for the wonderful cooperation!

The members of the ERPS participated actively by performing in concerts, master classes and lectures. Stars of the french recorder scene were featured by the festival as well as young recorder players who are just on the starting point of their carrier.

The festival in Strasbourg had a large audience – participants came from France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria, Spain, Norway, Denmark...

Numerous visitors from the city of Strasbourg and its outskirts came to the concerts – childrens concerts in french and german were organized in cooperation with the schools of Strasbourg and the ERTA Germany.

The media such as french TV and radio broadcast, magazins in France and Germany commentated on the festival.

The aim of the ERPS to boost the communication and networking among recorder players in Europe was achieved on high level.

"Flûtes d´Europe- Flûtes du Monde" is being organised by ERPS e.V., ERTA France and the Conservatoire Strasbourg.


Strasbourg - France  2013

Festival FLÛTES d’EUROPE – FLÛTES du Monde

10/18-20/2013 in the Conservatoire de Strasbourg

 Video  Eva Schieffer:


In 2013 the ERPS – as being a european association – and the ERTA France combined their forces in the organisation of the International Recorder Festival in Strasbourg.


Flûtes d’ Europe:  Concerts, master classes and lectures presented the fascinating history of the recorder in Europe; the repertoire, the variety in sound colours, means of expression and in musical styles, not to forget the developments in instrument making.

Flûtes du monde: During musical history european music  was influenced and enriched by the contact with non-european culture, i. e. arabic and asiatic music. This phenomen was another topic of the festival.


The reason for having chosen the City of Strasbourg as venue for the festival was its european character, its stamp by european history and the central role for political and cultural Europe. Having Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg as neighbours Strasbourg was ideal in a geographical sense.



concert „Traité de l´Elysée“  with Hugo Reyne and André Henrichs

concert „World Music“ with Pierre Hamon 

quartet „La Merula“/ Zurich – quintet „Brouillamini“/ Lyon

traditional celtic music: Emmanuel Lemare

new music: Julien Feltrin – Anne-Suse Enssle and Philip Lambrecht

arabic music in the dialogue with european music: Caroline Mayrhofer and Hossam Mahmoud

concerts for children (in French and German) with Marion Fermé


Open Scene

Everybody was invited to perform on stage.

A broad variety of performances by recorder players from all Europe; students, professionals, amatuers and recorder makers alike.



The exhibition of instrument makers and editors from France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland and Norway was one of the highlights of the festival.

A guided tour through the exhibition had many visitors.


Lectures and Master Classes

french baroque music  (Hugo Reyne)

new music (Patrick Blanc and Lucia Mense)

ornamentation in traditional celtic music (Emmanuel Lemarre)

flageolet and czakan – the recorder in the 19th century (Hugo Reyne)

novities in instrument making (Adriana Breukink, Andreas Kueng, Guido Hulsens)

Arabic culture and ist influence on european music (Lucia Mense)



big ensemble – in preparation of music for the renaissance ball

(Eva M. Schieffer, Renata Duarte)

renaissance ball (Hubert Hazebrouk, Patrick Blanc)