Frank Theuns

Transverse flute player

Un concerto a Venezia

some photo – impressions

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With support of the Flemish Community




François Fernandez et Yun Kim, two of a kind

Concerto a Venezia 2017

François Fernandez is the leading violin of Les Buffardins.  We added a link to the new website of François Fernandez and his wife Yun Kim – Fernandez : goto

November 24th, 25th, 26th

Once again I will have the pleasure of  teaching at the Accademia Villa Bossi. I recommend the place to every enthusiastic ! Of course you may contact me with your questions …

“The Accademia gathers some of the most internationally renowned artists and attracts students from all over the world.”

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Concerto a Venezia


During the month of October Frank Theuns and ensemble Les Buffardins will record a new ACCENT – CD  in AMUZ. After German and French flute concerto’s the triptych will now be completed with Italian flute concerto’s.

The ensemble Les Buffardins meets up only every two or three years for a short week, in preparation of a new recording, after which the group spreads out again.  It makes a live concert with Les Buffardins  a very special event, you don’t want to miss.

The project ‘Concerto a Venezia’ will give you the occasion to hear the musicians during a small concert tour. Initially five concerts were planned, but due to some bad coincidence two concerts had to be canceled.

This makes the upcoming three concerts even more precious !

We like to share the calendar of the upcoming concert tour of October 2017 with you.

Saturday, October 21, Leuven, 30 CC, Predikherenkerk 

Thursday, October 26, Bornem, CC Ter Dilft

Sunday, October 29,  Antwerp, AMUZ

Musicians :

Frank Theuns, François Fernandez, Maia Silberstein, Barbara Konrad, Rainer ZipperlingFrank CoppietersSiebe HenstraIsrael Golani

Program :

Frank Theuns has been preparing this program during three years. You will learn more about it in the weeks to come.

Concerto Re Maggiore (GroF 675)  B. Galuppi (1706 – 1785)
Sonata per violonchello e basso (RV 43) A. Vivaldi (1675 – 1741)
Concerto do Minore (SF935 – Op.1) A. Marcello (1684 – 1750)
Sonata per violino e basso (RV 27) A. Vivaldi
Concerto sol minore “La Notte” (RV 439) A. Vivaldi

The program of the recording will be slightly different !  Of course you will find out more on instruments, musicians, music, … on this site.

Master weekend

May 5th, 6th and 7th 2017

The Accademia Villa Bossi is an innovative teaching structure with courses for many important historical instruments.

“The Accademia gathers some of the most internationally renowned artists and attracts students from all over the world.”

In the beautiful XVI century frame of villa Bossi the Accademia and BIZZI – Historical Keyboard Instruments keep a collection of more than 30 harpsichords, fortepianos, clavichords, original romantic pianos, modern pianos and organs. The Accademia is not just about great master classes : it’s main goal is to introduce its Young Artists into the professional world of concerts through a large concert system.

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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.

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