Edith Van Dyck
Vision on Teaching
My main goal, as a coach, is to encourage young musicians to blossom into storytellers and adaptable players, who feel very much at home in a wide variety of settings and styles. In my teaching, I try to pay a lot of attention to the maturing process of the student's creative ego. Together, we will work on fine-tuning the balance between one’s own personal creativity, along with the interpretation of the music and balance them both well, coupled with a positive drive and the high level of discipline that is required to sustain our profession.
In my teaching, I always try to set the young musician's own personal expression as a central goal and to provide them with all the technical tools and means, in order to interpret and make music as freely as possible, with respect and empathy for the composer’s original intentions and demands. During my own training, I missed out on the importance of paying good attention to the mental aspect of our craft. Therefore, I have immersed myself in this intellectual aspect of teaching and learning and, as a result, I try to teach with great attention to concentration, mental well-being and, consequently, free expression.
Edith Van Dyck is principal flute in the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. Together with her mother Helene Luyten (piano) they have performed as a duo for over 26 years. In 2015 record label Et'Cetera released their first CD which got extremely good reviews in international press.
That same year she played the Nielsen flute concerto as a soloist with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, conducted by Stanislav Kochanovsky. In 2019 she played Kaya Saariaho’s “l’Aile du Songe” conducted by Osmo Vänskä.
Edith was guest at the Storioni Festival, Arbanassi Summer Music Festival and in the festival Academia della Crete Senesi.
She was guest principal in the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and Holland Symfonia.
Edith began her flute studies with Silveer Van den Broeck at the Stedelijk Conservatorium in Mechelen and continued her studies with Leon Berendse at the Brabants Conservatorium in Tilburg and at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Kate Hill, Sebastian Bell, William Bennett and Patricia Morris. Edith Van Dyck was a prize-winner at the Belfius Classics competition in Brussels and won the Fontys Concours for young talent in Tilburg as well as the J&J Brough Flute Prize and the Chris Taylor Flute Award in London. She was a prize-winner in the National Flute Competition Lions Club Beligium.
Edith has been coaching young professional flute players since more than 14 years.
She is also founder of the SUMMER COURSE for WINDS.