Frank Theuns

Transverse flute player

Release CD French Flute Concertos

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proudly announcing the release of our new ACCENT CD : French Flute Concertos with concertos by Jean-Marie Leclair, Michel Blavet, Michel Corrette, Pierre Gabriel Buffardin, Jacques Christophe Naudot and Joseph Bodin de Boismortier.



“This recording is dedicated to my dearest friend Andreas Glatt, unequaled flute maker and founder of the Accent label, who passed away in 2013.” 

With support of the Flemish Community


Wieland Kuijken

on march 29, 2015 at 11:00 h Les Buffardins, consisting of Frank Theuns, baroque flute, François Fernandez, violin,  Wieland Kuijken, viola da gamba and Bart Jacobs, harpsichord will play at the ‘Oude Kerk’ Sint-Agatha-Berchem.

They will perform trio-sonata’s by  G.F. Haendel, and Sammartini, the sonata for  flute and viola da gamba in G,  BWV 1027/1039 by  J.S. Bach.

François Fernandez will play the solo sonata in g, BWV 1001  on the violin and Wieland Kuijken will perform the prelude and chaconne from the Suite in d by Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe.

Wieland Kuijken

photo by Georg Thum




Siebe Henstra at the ‘Nederlandse Bachvereniging’.


Amongst many other occupations Siebe Henstra is harpsichord player for the ensemble of the ‘Nederlandse Bachvereniging’.

During the tour of ‘Les Buffardins’ he drew our attention on the project All of Bach by the ‘Nederlandse Bachvereniging’.  From now on friday will have a new meaning.


François Fernandez

the first violin player of the ensemble ‘Les Buffardins’ is founder and primarius of the string quartet ‘le Quatuor de Paris’.


Here you can listen to an excerpt of a concert recording : andante, second movement of the first of 3 quartets composed in Vienna in juni 1789 for Frederic II ‘the Great’ by W.A.Mozart.
Quatuor de Paris.

october 26, 2014, Amuz Antwerp : brunch + concert


This is the announcement of the concert by Les Buffardins in AMUZ. You may enjoy a brunch before the concert ! The concert will be recorded by Klara for broadcast.

‘Les Buffardins’ is a group of friends who spent formative years with the pioneers of early music in the Low Countries: the Kuijken brothers, Anner Bijlsma, Gustav Leonhardt a.o. The ensemble was already hosted by AMUZ in 2011. Now they offer a new programme with focus on the French baroque giant Jean-Philippe Rameau.

The Pièces de clavecin en concerts, published in 1741, are Rameau’s only chamber music. These works appeared after his repertoire for harpsichord solo and immediately before Les Indes Galantes. Artistic manager Frank Theuns, well-known as a soloist with Anima Eterna, also selected for this concert music by Jean-Marie Leclair, Jean-Baptiste Forqueray and Pierre Gabriel Buffardin. From the latter the ensemble borrowed its name.

François Fernandez, violin | Marie Rouquié, violin | Maia Silberstein, viola | Rainer Zipperling, cello & viol | Frank Coppieters, violone | Siebe Henstra, harpsichord | Frank Theuns, traverso & artistic direction

Music by P.G. Buffardin, J.P. Rameau, J.B. Forqueray & J.M. Leclair

A lush buffet on Sunday
On six Sundays during the season 14|15 AMUZ serves a lush brunch at its unique foyer. The marvelous 19th-century winter chapel, decorated with wall paintings in neo-Byzantine style, offers a perfect environment for a copious buffet. The brunches at AMUZ start at 11:30 a.m. If you feel like it, you can take in the matinee concert afterwards.

When? Preceding the matinee concert by Les Buffardins, from 11:30 a.m. on.
Where? AMUZ foyer, Kammenstraat 81, 2000 Antwerpen.
A brunch consists of: welcome cava, fruit juice, coffee and tea| oven-fresh assortment of bread | selection of fine cheeses and cold cuts | sweet and salty sandwich filling | hot and cold seasonal dishes | choice of desserts.
Price: a brunch costs € 29 for those who attend the concert and € 36 if you don’t have or buy a ticket. Groups of minimally 8 persons pay only € 32 each. Children from 3 to 13 can eat their fill for half the price. Concert tickets are not included in the price.
Advance booking is imperative.




Dit is de aankondiging van het concert van Les Buffardins in AMUZ. Je kan genieten van een brunch voor het concert.  Het concert wordt door Klara opgenomen voor uitzending.

‘Les Buffardins’ is een groep bevriende musici die hun stiel leerden bij de pioniers van de oude muziek in de Lage Landen: de gebroeders Kuijken, Anner Bijlsma, Gustav Leonhardt e.a. Het ensemble was in 2011 al een keer te gast in AMUZ. Nu presenteren ze een nieuw programma rond de Franse barokgrootheid Jean-Philippe Rameau.

De Pièces de clavecin en concerts, gepubliceerd in 1741, is de enige kamermuziek van Rameau. De werken verschenen na zijn repertoire voor klavecimbel solo en net voor Les Indes Galantes. Artistiek leider Frank Theuns, die u kent als solist bij Anima Eterna, selecteerde voor dit concert ook muziek van Jean-Marie Leclair, Jean-Baptiste Forqueray en Pierre Gabriel Buffardin. Aan deze laatste ontleent het ensemble zijn naam.

François Fernandez, viool | Marie Rouquié, viool | Maia Silberstein, altviool | Rainer Zipperling, cello & viola da gamba | Frank Coppieters, violone | Siebe Henstra, klavecimbel | Frank Theuns, traverso & artistieke leiding

Werk van P.G. Buffardin, J.P. Rameau, J.B. Forqueray & J.M. Leclair

Een heerlijk buffet op zondagmiddag.  Eén van de zes zondagen met een heerlijke brunch
in de unieke foyer. De prachtige 19de eeuwse winterkapel, versierd met muurschilderingen in neobyzantijnse stijl, vormt het kader voor een rijkelijk buffet. De brunches in AMUZ starten om 11.30 uur. Wie wil, kan nadien het matineeconcert meepikken.

Locatie: AMUZ-foyer, Kammenstraat 81, 2000 Antwerpen.
Het buffet bestaat uit: verwelkomingscava, fruitsap, koffie en thee | ovenvers broodassortiment | selectie van fijne kazen en charcuterie | zoet en hartig beleg | warme en koude seizoensgerechten | Dessertenpallet.
Prijs: een brunch kost € 29 voor wie het concert bijwoont en € 36 voor wie geen concertticket heeft of koopt. Groepen van minimaal acht personen betalen slechts € 32 p.p. Kinderen van 3 tot 13 jaar eten mee voor de helft van de prijs. Concerttickets zijn niet inbegrepen in de prijs.
Vooraf reserveren noodzakelijk.

Wil u iemand een brunch met concert cadeau doen? Dat kan via onze geschenkbonnen. Klik hier voor meer informatie.


17 octobre 2014 : ‘Les Buffardins’ autour de Rameau, à Haulchin

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Autour de Rameau – Officiële site van 30CC

30 CC – Predikherenkerk, Leuven – 18 oktober 2014, 20:00 u

“Het alomgeprezen ensemble Les Buffardins focust in dit concert op het virtuoze Franse fluitconcerto uit de 18de eeuw. Dat ontstond rond 1720 naar het voorbeeld van het Italiaanse vioolconcerto. De traverso of flûte allemande was op dat moment een relatief nieuw instrument.

De fluitcomposities van de Franse componisten Rameau, Buffardin, Blavet, Naudot, Corrette en Leclair zijn nog nooit eerder in één concertprogramma samengebracht. En zoals steeds omringt Frank Theuns zich in dit ensemble met de beste musici.

met François Fernandez (viool), Maia Silberstein (viool), Barbara Konrad (altviool), Rainer Zipperling (cello en gamba), Frank Coppieters (violone), Siebe Henstra (klavecimbel) en Frank Theuns (traverso)”

(English version)
“In this concert, the internationally-lauded ensemble Les Buffardins performs the marvellous 18th-century French Flute Concerto. It was created somewhere around the year 1720 and was modelled after the Italian Violin Concerto. At the time, the traverso (or “flute allemande”) was a relatively new instrument.
The flute compositions of French composers such as Rameau, Buffardin, Blavet, Naudot, Corrette and Leclair have never before been brought together in one concert. Along with his his ensemble of master musicians, Frank Theuns brings these compositions to life the way they should be.”

Tickets :  16,00 EUR

Autour de Rameau – Officiële site van 30CC.

Series of 4 concerts with Wim Winters

On September 19th, Frank Theuns starts with a series of concerts together with Wim Winters (°Lommel, 1972).


In 1990 Wim Winters was accepted to the Sweelinck conservatory in Amsterdam, where he studied with Jacques van Oortmerssen (organ) and Willem Brons (piano). He also studied with Jean Boyer, Hans van Nieuwkoop, Hans Davidsson and Harald Vogel.

Wim Winters is in the first place known as an organist, but eager to explore other keyboards, Wim Winters devotes a substantial part of his interpretative work to the clavichord.

Wim Winters plays an instrument (2009) by Joris Potvlieghe. For nearly 25 years, Potvlieghe built clavichords for major musicians and conservatories worldwide, becoming one of the first clavichord builders of today. The instrument is perfectly capable of performing for an audience of 150 people, turning the atmosphere, only by its unique way of sound production, in to a very concentrated and intense happening.

Frank Theuns and Wim Winters will perform music by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and Telemann.

Exceptional concert with Valérie Balssa

On August, 7th Frank Theuns will play duets by Hotteterre, Philidor, W.F. Bach and Telemann with Valérie Balssa.


This will be a special concert ! You won’t be able tho hear these two flutists playing together very often. The setting is also uncommon : Café Théodore in Tredez-Locquemeau. Luckily there is mappy or GPS to show you the way. At 21:00 h.

Concert Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik, Köln, 25th of may 2014

Frank Theuns will play the h-moll Messe in Köln, with the ‘Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik’.

h-moll-messe Köln