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 world’s 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. Numerou...


October 16, 2016

Flanders Recorder Quartet 1987-2018

This is (not) goodbye? We hope to meet and greet you all one more time at one of the upcoming concerts in 2017-2018. Thank you for your enthusiastic support throughout the years!

Click here for the official statement.

July 22, 2016

We are most honoured to announce that we will be playing at the Memorial Service for our dear friend Friedrich von Huene. The repertoire will be pure Bach. The Service will at held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1773 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445, Saturday October 1, to all probability at 1pm.

Looking forward to meeting many friends and collegues, in memory of Friedrich...

July 19, 2016

Michael Praetorius' vituozo Summo Parenti (CD Nowell Nowell) is now available at Tre Fontane editions. www.edition-tre-fontane.de


Vannes, France

March 25, 2017

Saltaire, UK

September 30, 2017

London, UK

October 07, 2017

USA tour

February 15, 2018



Concerti , released October 27, 2014


Have a look at our new programmes:

A Song for all Seasons

Reclaiming Bach for the recorder

The Final Chapter


Our collection of instruments:

'Virdung' consort

Baroque consort

Bassano Consort

Ocarina consort