Date: 17 maart 2016
The “Reflets Trio” is a flute, viola and harp trio based in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
Its members are Alice Allegri (flute), Blanca Sánchez (viola) and Sari van Brug (harp). They first get together in the chamber music context of the Conservatory of Amsterdam and decide to work further as a regular formation due to their common passion towards the repertoire for this group.
Alice Allegri, flute:
Alice Allegri (Milano, Italy, 1994), started playing flute at the age of 8 when she moved to Malaga, Spain, with her family. She soon started receiving flute lessons by Jorge Frances, flute soloist of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Malaga, and at the age of 13 she was admitted in the Conservatory of Malaga, where she started for five years with Saleta Suarez and Maria Marin.
During these years she received masterclasses by Wendela van Swol, Giuseppe Nese and Javier Castiblanque, and she won several competitions (1st prize in the International Competition ‘Andalucia Flauta’, 1st prize in the woodwind competition of her Conservatory, two 1st prizes in the Chamber Music Competition of her Conservatory, representant of Andalucia in the ‘Intercentros Melomano’ Competition, among others.). She also got admitted in the Baremboim-Said foundation in Seville, where she would receive regular masterclasses from Thomas Beyer, soloist of the Staatskapelle Berlin, during three years.
In 2011 she graduated and started receiving lessons from Frederik Ghijselinck, principal flutist of the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra. She also got admitted in the Master Program for Musical Interpretation in Baeza (Jaen), where she would receive masterclasses from international soloists such as Davide Formisano, Magdalena Martínez, Michael Martin Kofler and Juliá Gállego. That year she also travelled to London to receive masterclasses by William Bennett.
In 2012 she got admitted in Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where she started her Bachelor studies with Vincent Cortvrint (piccolo of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), changing after three years to the class of Kersten McCall (flute soloist of the same orchestra). She also received regular lessons by Marieke Schneemann and Harrie Starreveld, and masterclasses by Peter Lukas Graf and Jacques Zoon.
In 2015 she started receiving lessons on baroque flute by Marten Root. Since then she has gained experience in historical performance, playing renaissance and classical repertoire as well, and receiving masterclasses by Marc Hantai in 2016.
Blanca Sánchez, viola:
Blanca Sanchez (Salamanca, Spain, 1992), started her musical studies in the Conservatory of Salamanca with professor Juan Mesana, receiving extraordinary grades when graduating. In 2011 she moves to Zaragoza, where she continues her professional career with prof. Jose Manuel Roman. She extends her formation by receiving regular chamber music lessons by Kennedy Moretti and by members of the Quiroga Quartet. She also explores historical performance of baroque repertoire with prof. Silvia Marquez.
Since 2013 she studies in Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the viola class of prof. Marjolein Dispa. She also receives regular lessons by Francien Schatborn and Richard Wolfe, and baroque viola lessons by Shunske Sato and Sayuri Yamagata.
She has also received masterclasses by international soloists such as Nobuko Imai, Tabea Zimmermann, Laurence Power, Daniel Bard and Jurgen Kussmaul. In Conservatorium van Amsterdam she receives chamber music lessons by Sven Arne Tepl, Johannes Leertouwer, Dimitri Ferschtman and Cornelis Koelmans.
She has experience playing in professional orchestras such as Orquesta Metropolitana de Madrid and Orquesta Sinfonica de Chamartin. Since 2014 she is a regular member of NJO (Nationaal Jeugd Orkest), with which she has participated in symphonic, chamber and opera projects. Nowadays she plays regularly with the Nieuwe Klassic Collective and the Nieuwe Mannheim Orkest, and she is a member of the Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht.
Sari van brug, harp:
Sari van Brug werd geboren in Zoetermeer op 2 januari 1994 en begon op haar zesde met het volgen van harplessen. Sari won in 2009 het EVO-CKC muziekconcours in de leeftijdscategorie dertien tot en met zestien jaar. Vanaf 2010 dees Sari naast haar middelbare school, de vooropleiding aan het Conservatorium van Amsterdam(AHK), bij Erika Waardenburg. Hierna werd zij toegelaten tot de studie Bachelor of Music Harp. Als onderdeel van haar opleiding begint ze in 2013 met het geven van harplessen, wat zij nu nog steeds wekelijks doet. In 2016 studeerde ze af aan het Conservatorium van Amsterdam / Bachelor of Music Harp met een ruime 8,5 als eindcijfer!
Sari heeft masterclasses gevolgd bij Skaila Kanga, Gwyneth Wentink, Lavinia Meijer, Constance Allanic, Masumi Nagasawa en een Jazz Harp Cursus bij Rosetty de Ruiter. Sari heeft in verschillende orkesten gespeeld, een hiphopband en verschillende klassieke kamermuziekensembles.