Flanders Recorder Quartet

Bart Spanhove
Tom Beets
Paul Van Loey
Joris Van Goethem
(left to right)

Since its foundation in 1987, the Flanders Recorder Quartet has evolved into one of the worldís top ensembles. Their success in 1990 at the prestigious Musica Antiqua Competition in Bruges (B), which is sponsored by the Flanders Festival, was the start of an extensive concert career. After more than 1800 concerts in 42 countries on five continents, including some in world-famous concert halls in Tokyo, New York and Salzburg, the ensemble has attained a prominent position in the world of Early Music. The ensemble also makes regular guest appearances at leading music festivals such as those in Helsinki, Paris, Geneva, Boston, Vancouver, Singapore, Taipei and Mexico City. Numerous ...


March 24, 2015

Our concert at the Orvault Recorder Festival was a wonderful experience. We would like to thank the hundreds of fans for their support! (and Justine for the photo)

February 25, 2015

The first edition of Air Force in England is a huge succes. Chamber Orchestra SOLD OUT already two hours after opening registration.

February 12, 2015

Course dates: We're happy to announce the forthcoming Belgian course dates:

Tom & Joris: 15/03, 24/05, 05/07 (info at page 'Air-Force)
Bart & Paul: 20-22/11 @ Laathof Hingene (info follows at page 'academy')


New York, USA

February 07, 2016

Redwood, USA

February 13, 2016

San Jose, USA

February 14, 2016

Leuven, Belgium

March 11, 2016

Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

April 16, 2016

Workshops & Lunchconcert


Concerti (NEW!)

Concerti (NEW!), released October 27, 2014


Have a look at our new programmes:

A chest of flutes

Circa 1600 - the birth of affect


Finding the Flemish in Rome

Reclaiming Bach for the recorder



Our collection of instruments:

'Virdung' consort

Baroque consort

Bassano Consort

Ocarina consort