Academia de Flauta de Verão

Since its foundation in 2013, the Academia de Flauta de Verão has been a meeting place for Portuguese and international flutists. With the support of various institutions, the AFV has invited soloists such as Philippe Bernold, Birgit Ramsl-Gaal, Paolo Taballione, Gudrun Hinze, Natalie Schwaabe and Aldo Baerten to come to Portugal for one week in the summer, turning it into a center for flute activities.

Students selected to actively participate in AFV have a very direct contact with all coaches and special guests. They have the opportunity to play in multiple masterclasses, participate in different workshops and attend several concerts, The exchange of ideas, discussion of different topics of interest, and the learning process of everyone involved is the goal of the AFV.

In each edition, the AFV has offered a variety of workshops, such as Alexander Technique, Yoga, body percussion, progressive muscle relaxation, flute maintenance, baroque dances and copyright laws in music. The workshop ... em foco...Apresentação de Trabalhos Académicos allows the winner of a competition to present her/his thesis (masters or doctoral) to a young and interested audience.

In 2014, the AFV iniciated the AFV Composition Competition, with the support of Scherzo Editions, which also publishes the first prize winning works. This contest creates a very direct contact between composers, an internationally renowned publisher and the flutists, who debut the work. For one week at the AFV, all composers are invited to take part in rehearsals and get to know the flute and it's extended family. The President of the Jury of the AFV Composition Competition is Professor Chagas Rosa (University of Aveiro), assisted by young composer Angela da Ponte.

The goal of the AFV is to broaden everyones concept of music making, technically, but also in many other ways, giving its participants a more realistic and practical view of what this profession is about.

In the past years the AFV has been supported by Canto Firme de Tomar, the Tomar Municipality, the Convento de Cristo, the Hotel dos Teomplários, Verne Q. Powell, the German Embassy in Lisbon, ESMAE – Porto , Scherzo Editions, Antena 2 and DaCapo Magazine.