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Biography

Raquele Magalhães is an eclectic artist with a passion for chamber music, having spent more than a decade playing in orchestras around the world. She deploys her musical sensibility in classical music as well as in improvisation, and also in interdisciplinary performances inviting painting or theatre on stage.

She was supported very early on by the flutist Alain Marion, who noticed her when she had just won the First Prize unanimously at the ABRAF National Competition. Alain Marion offered her a scholarship by the French Government to study with the Masters of the French Flute School. She was about to celebrate her 15th birthday in Brazil, where she was studying with Celso Woltzenlogel at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. In France, Raquele Magalhães successfully completed her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse (CNSMD) in Paris, where she was awarded the First Prize in flute in Alain Marion & Sophie Cherrier’s classes, and she successfully undertook a Third Cycle (PhD) with Philippe Bernold at the CNSMD de Lyon.

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In April 2021 the NoMadMusic label is releasing the new album of Raquele Magalhães and pianist Marie-Josèphe Jude, Flute Transcriptions, dedicated to the works by Schumann, Ravel and Debussy. This album was warmly received by the French and international press. It was awarded 5***** by Classica, fff by Télérama, the Best Chamber Music Recording in 2021 by Neue Musik Zeitung, Selected Recording by the American Record Guide, Le Disque du Jour by the Journal d'Alsace. This album was chosen by Julie Granier for her programme Musique Matin on Swiss radio RTS-Espace 2 and also by Peter Kislinger for his programme on Austrian radio ORF1 and for the German reference site schumann-portal.de on the best recordings of works by Clara and Robert Schumann.

Patchwork, his recording with piano released in 2016 by Evidence Classics, highlights the great Eastern European works of the 20th century. He has received 5 Diapasons, 4**** from the German magazine Fono Forum, 4*** from the blog Classique HD, 3 *** from Classica and great reviews, notably in the German magazine Crescendo, which dedicated an article to him signed by Christoph Schlüren. With the Accentus Choir, Raquele Magalhães recorded works by Janácek in 2013. This recording on the Naïve label, entitled Brumes d'enfance, was awarded 5 Diapasons and a ffff by Télérama. During 2019, Raquel Magalhães participated and recorded for the NoMadPlay app with pianist Mathilde Carré.

Raquele Magalhães started in May 2021 her collaboration as Principal Flute with Simone Menezes' Ensemble K (France) and in July 2021 also as Solo Flute with Christoph Schlüren's Sinfonia Momentum (Germany). She was appointed Principal Flute with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (2005-07), the Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire de Paris (2002-05) and was also appointed Piccolo Solo with the Divertimento Symphony Orchestra (2009-2018). She has collaborated with Semyon Bychkov, Myung Whun Chung, Emmanuel Krivine, Daniele Gatti, Zsolt Nagy, Yo-Yo Ma, Josep Pons, Ilan Volkov, Lionel Bringuier, François-Xavier Roth... His orchestral work has led him to collaborate regularly with the Orchestre National de France and the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestras of the Paris, Lyon and Rouen Operas, the Orchestre de Bretagne and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, among others.

Raquele Magalhães created the Valadon Trio with cellist Aurélienne Brauner and pianist Paolo Rigutto. She performs with different chamber music groups in various festivals in Europe, Brazil and Asia with Maurice Bourgue, Sergio Azzolini, Wu Wei, Kenneth Weiss, Davitt Moroney, Marie-Josèphe Jude, Jonas Vitaud, Victor-Julien Laferrière, Joël Bardolet, Delphine Haidan, Philippe Bernold... She has performed in renowned venues such as the Cité de la Musique, the Salle Gaveau, the Salle Cortot, the Auditorium of the Musée d'Orsay, the Auditorium of Lyon, the Oriental Arts Center of Shanghai, the Auditori Josep Carreras in Spain, the Orgelpark of Amsterdam, the Sala Cecilia Meireles of Rio de Janeiro, the Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil, the Shiodome Hall of Tokyo, the Museum of Art of Kobe...

Raquele Magalhães is a laureate of the Maria Canals International Competition in Barcelona, of the Jeunesses Musicales de Bucarest and of five First Prizes in National Competitions in Brazil. Her career as a soloist began at the age of 11, with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. When she arrived in Europe, she performed as a soloist with the National Orchestra of Lyon, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia and the Orquesta Sinfonica Camera Musicae (Spain), the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, the Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire de Paris and the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (China).

Raquele Magalhães holds a CA degree in pedagogy and a competitive examination for the Civil Service. She worked with composers Hugues Dufourt and Jérôme Combier on her research thesis: "Musical interpretation: the contribution of the plastic arts". She currently teaches at the CRR in Strasbourg & HEAR in Strasbourg and at the Académie Internationale de Musique de Flaine.

She also studied with Philippe Pierlot at the CRR of Rueil-Malmaison and received advice from flute masters such as Jean-Pierre Rampal, Paula Robison, Felix Renggli, Ransom Wilson, Pierre Dumail, Michael Faust, Keith Underwood, Vincent Lucas and Benedek Csalog.

Raquele Magalhães has carried out research on multiphonics and has participated in musical creations by composers Hugues Dufourt, Bernat Vivancos and Pierre Farago. The latter dedicated to her the piece for flute and organ entitled Borée and the Trio Mimitsraïm, for flute, cello and piano.