Raquele Magalhaes is an eclectic musician, fascinated by the chamber music, displaying her musical talents in classical, improvised or interdisciplinary performances.
She owes her current momentum to the confidence of the French state who awarded her a grant throughout her years at the National “Conservatoire” of music (CNSMD) in Paris and in Lyon. Raquele Magalhaes received the first prize for flute in Alain Marion’s class in Paris and successfully undertook a PhD with Philippe Bernold in Lyon. She was a pupil of Celso Woltzenlogel in Brazil and Philippe Pierlot in France, Great Masters of the flute advised her, such Jean-Pierre Rampal, Paula Robison, Felix Renggli, Ransom Wilson, Michael Faust, Keith Underwood, Benedek Csalog.
She was a prizewinner at the Maria Canals international competition in Barcelona, at “Jeunesses musicales” in Bucarest, and five times first prizewinner at Brazilian National Competitions. She began her career as a soloist at the age of eleven with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, the Rio de Janeiro University Symphony Orchestra and the Piracicaba Symphony Orchestra (Brazil). She pursued her soloist career with the National Orchestra of Lyon, the Pays de Savoie Orchestra and the Conservatoire Prizewinners’ Orchestra (France), the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (China), the Ensemble Link Together (Germany) and the Galicia Symphonic Orchestra (Spain).
Raquele Magalhaes was appointed Pricipal Flute with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in China in 2005-2007 and with the Conservatoire Prizewinners’ Orchestra in France from 2002 to 2005. She worked with Myung Whun Chung, Zsolt Nagy, Yo‐Yo Ma, Daniele Gatti, Josep Pons, Ilan Volkov, Lionel Bringuier, Leon Fleisher, Stefan Blunier, Mark Foster, Stefan Asbury, Pascal Rophé, Rumon Gamba, François-Xavier Roth.
Her great interest for chamber music has led her to participate in a variety of Festivals in Europe, Brazil and the Far East, such as : Croisement Festival (China), Martinu Festival (Czech), Classique au Vert Festival, Boucard Festival, Louberon Festival, Toulouse les Orgues Festival (France), International Brazilian Flute Association Festival, Londrina Festival (Brazil), Mednarodni Cikel Kocertov (Slovenia). She has performed in the Cité de la Musique, Salle Cortot, Orsay Museum Auditorium, Théâtre Mogador and the Salle Gaveau in Paris, Auditorium de Lyon in Lyon the Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai, the Orgelpark in Amsterdam, the Salla Cécilia Meireles and the Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, the Shiodome Hall and the Kobe Arts Center in Japan. At these venues, she has shared the stage and played chamber music with Maurice Bourgue, Sergio Azzolini, Wu Wei, Kenneth Weiss, Davitt Moroney, Karina Sabac, Alain Planès, Lise Berthaud, Philippe Bernold, Ariane Jacob, Xu Zhong, Emilie Gastaud, Theodor Comann, Romain Garioud and Alain Meunier.
In 2011 Raquele Magalhaes obtained her CA teaching Diploma and European Masters in Musical Education at the CNSMD in Paris. She worked with the composers Hugues Dufourt and Jérôme Combier for her research program entitled: “The contribution of plastic arts to musical interpretation”. She is professor at Fontenay-sous-Bois and Savigny-sur-Orge Conservatories.
Raquele Magalhaes is the artistic director of the association “A Fleur de Notes” which develops Chamber music projects all over Europe. She is a member of the Orchestre Divertimento conduncted by Zahia Ziouani, as Principal Piccolo.
In January 2013 she recorded for Naïve with the Choeur Accentus works of Janacek – a recording which received the highest recommendations from the cultural magazines Diapason d’Or and Telerama.
The composer Pierre Farago has dedicated his piece Borée to Anne-Gaëlle Chanon and Raquele Magalhaes who gave the world premiere performance in March 2014 at the Orgelpark in Amsterdam.
For the 2015-2016 season will welcome one new CD by evidence classics label from Raquele Magalhaes, Patchwork, gathers eastern-european composers from the XXth century.