Belgian flutist and Doctor of Musical Arts, Ine Vanoeveren (b. 1986), is specialized in contemporary music performance. She obtained her Master’s degree at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Liège, in the class of prof. Toon Fret, a MAS in Contemporary Music Performance and Interpretation in the class of Mario Caroli, at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana and a DMA in Contemporary Music Performance in the class of Prof. John Fonville, at the University of California, San Diego.
She performed at several contemporary music festivals and concert series, such as Lanterna Rossa in Lugano, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Wednesdays @7 in San Diego, Festival Musica Sacra Maastricht, Images Sonores in Liège, Complicated Europeans Festival in New York, FIME in São Paulo and the prestigious Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles. In 2017, Ine toured through the US with her solo program UN(!)limited(?) and lectured at several renowned universities, such as University of California, San Diego, New York University, City University of New York and McGill University at Montréal, Canada.
Ine won awards at the Action Classics Competition, Benelux Fluitconcours and was rewarded with a Belgian American Educational Foundation grant in 2013, to continue her research in contemporary music performance in the US. In 2016 she was awarded with the Kranichsteiner Stipendienpreise for Interpretation by the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt.
During her doctoral research, Ine focused on the development of new extended techniques on flute and on the music for flute solo by Brian Ferneyhough. Her doctoral project, ‘confined walls of unity’, is a series of lectures, papers and a solo recital, consisting of his integral oeuvre for flute solo.
She performed with several ensembles, including Ictus, Hermes, Palimpsest Ensemble and Ensemble Echoi, collaborates with numerous composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, Steven Takasugi, Rand Steiger, Robert Dick, Brian Griffith-Loeb and Jason Eckardt and premiered works by Roger Reynolds, Fernanda Aoki Navarro, James Bean, Bradley Scott Rosen, Dan Tramte, Marcelo F. Lazcano, Kevin Zhang, Felipe Rossi and Anahita Abbasi, amongst several others.
As a soloist, Ine focuses on physically challenging and demanding pieces with an embodied, corporeal result. This approach also led to the creation of several performance art installations: she created ‘Lacunae: These Visions Will Destroy You’ in 2014, a sound and video-installation, together with composer Bradley Scott Rosen. In 2015, her sound installations ‘Home Improvement’ and ‘Twist/Her’ premiered at the University of California, San Diego.
In 2018, she published her book ‘Tomorrow’s Music in Practice Today: a practical guide towards deciphering contemporary music’ – a handbook for students to decipher, practice and perform contemporary music.
In addition to performing, Ine is an assistant professor in contemporary music and extended flute techniques at the Royal Conservatory of Liège and coordinator of the interdisciplinary week NextDoors, artistic researcher and head of the research group ‘CREATIE’ at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp.
She is a B.A.E.F. fellow of the year 2013.
“Ine Vanoeveren demonstrates outstanding research into performance practice, a dedication to collaborating with young composers and fearlessness in grappling with some of the most challenging flute repertoire.”
– Joanna Bailie, Eva Zöllner and Thorbjørn Tønder Hansen, jury of the Kranichsteiner Stipendienpreise for Interpretation of the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt.