Adams Musical Instruments - Together in Music

Peter Verhoyen

As principal piccolo at the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Peter Verhoyen has an exceptional reputation as a specialist on this instrument.

Peter Verhoyen is principal piccolo at the Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra (chief conductor Edo De Waart and principal conductor Philippe Herreweghe). 

He commissioned several works for piccolo from Flemish composers, most of which have been recorded. His piccolo recital cd's Piccolo Tunes, The Birds!, Piccolo Polkas, Psychobird and La Gazza Ladra with pianist Stefan de Schepper established his reputation as a piccolo specialist. 

Peter was invited to give masterclasses and concerts in conservatories in Belgium, Europe and the United States : Brussels (Royal Conservatory), Enschede (Artez Hogeschool), Brno (Janacek Academy), Paris (CNSMP), Omaha (International Piccolo Symposium), London (Royal Academy). He has given piccolo recitals at the BFS Convention in Warwick (UK) en the NFA Conventions in New York, Anaheim and Las Vegas (USA). He is a prize-winner in the Belfius Classics competiton and the Concours International UFAM in Paris. In 1995 he was a semi-finalist in the Young Artist Competition in Orlando (USA)

With his chamber music ensemble Arco Baleno, he realized eighteen cd projects as well as various radio recordings. Arco Baleno toured Germany, France, Slovenia, the USA and the Netherlands after winning the CHAIN-contest in Enschede (The Netherlands) and the Musical Youth Debut Prize for chamber music.
Peter currently teaches at the Royal Flemish Conservatoire in Antwerp, where he developed a piccolo master program, and at his private flute studio in Bruges.
In cooperation with Aldo Baerten Peter organizes the International Flute Seminar Bruges. 

The Master Class of Peter Verhoyen is sponsored by Burkart Flutes & Piccolos