Rute Fernandes

Born 1992
Country Portugal

Born in Portugal in 2002, Rute studied flute at the Escola Profissional e Artística do Vale do Ave with Joaquina Mota and Elisa Trigo. As a scholarship holder of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, she completed her studies at the Haute École de Musique de Genève with Michel Bellavance and completed a master's degree at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences with Sarah Rumer with the highest distinction. 

Rute attended master classes with Emmanuel Pahud, Barthold Kuijken, Denis Bouriakov, Sarah Rumer, Riccardo Ghiani, Felix Renggli and Vincent Cotvrint. She was also a scholarship holder of the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein and took part in the intensive weeks there. 

She is the winner of various competitions such as the “53. International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen ”, the “71. Prague Spring International Competition” with distinction from the jury and the special prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work IMC 2019, the “Edwin-Fischer Competition”, the “Concours National d'Éxécution Musicale de Riddes”, the “International Flute Competition Jastrzebie-Zdrój” as well as the “National Contest for Winds Terras de la Salette”. As a member of the “Made in Trio”, Rute is the winner of the “Chieri International Chamber Music Competition 2017”, the “Illzach International Chamber Music Competition”, where she won the special audience award, the Marianne and Curt Dienemann Foundation and the “Orpheus Chamber Music Competition 2015”. 

Rute took part in festivals in Switzerland, Portugal, Italy and Canada. As an orchestral musician, she played with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Orquestra XXI, the Orchester de la Suisse Romande, the Basel Symphony Orchestra and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. Rute is a Haynes artist and has been the deputy principal flutist of the Philharmonia Zurich and the orchestra of the Zurich Opera House since September 2015. 

Photo: Ellen Liebner

Intensive weeks at the Music Academy in Liechtenstein

Academic year 2019/2020

01. Dec - 05. Dec 2019
Prof. Philippe Bernold