Geneviève Blanchard   baroque flute

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Geneviève Blanchard, originally from Canada, is very active in the early music scene in Israel. She performs regularly with PHOENIX, the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, Barrocade, the Renaissance consort Discantvs and other leading Israeli Baroque ensembles. A versatile musician, she enjoys playing a wide repertoire on her many flutes, ranging from Renaissance to modern. She participated in festivals in Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic, and she lead masterclasses and chamber music courses in France. An enthusiastic teacher, she currently teaches flute and baroque flute at the Israel Conservatory in Tel Aviv.

In Canada she played many years in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and participated in numerous recordings and broadcasts. While a member of the Vancouver-based Baroque ensemble, The Musick Masters, she performed in concerts with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and the CBC Vancouver Orchestra.

Geneviève is a graduate of the prestigious Paris conservatory (CNSM). She furthered her studies in Germany with Aurèle Nicolet; in The Hague where she specialized in the beautiful baroque flute with Wilbert Hazelzet; and more recently the Renaissance flute with Nancy Hadden.

PHOENIX members (in random order)