BELGIUM

BELGIUM

Violin
Nico BALTUSSEN (now a freelance soloist and violin tutor at the Sint-Niklaas Academy of Music, Speech and Dance)
Gaëlle BAYET (now playing viola in the WDR Sinfonieorchester Cologne)
Bram BOSSIER (now playing with the Spectra Ensemble)
Manuel CAMACHO-SANTOS (now playing with the Horta Quartet, as well as regularly with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie)
Laeticia CELLURA (now playing with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra)
Katrien DE BIEVRE 
Marc DEGRAEUWE (now Concertmaster with the National Orchestra of Belgium)
Hartwich D'HAENE (now playing with the National Orchestra of Belgium)
Aurore DOISE (née Schoonbroodt) (now playing with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France)

Helena DRUWE (now playing with EnAccord String Quartet and a freelance chamber musician)
Wendy GHYSELS (now playing with Byron Quartet, soloist with the Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie, Ensemble Contrechamps and violin tutor at the Conservatoire de Musique Geneva)
Valerie GILLARD (now playing with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Sophie HEBETTE (now playing with the Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg)
Mia KNIPPENBERG-VANDEWIELE (née Vandewiele) (now Principal 2nd Violin with Het Brabants Orkest) 
Shirly LAUB (Former co-principal violin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London, now violin tutor at the Royal Conservatoire Brussels)
Emanuelle LEBRUN (now an international soloist)
Virginie PETIT (now playing with the Vlaams Radio Orkest)
Michel POSKIN (now playing with the Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie) 
Frederic PREUSSER (now playing with the Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie) 
Eric ROBBERECHT (now playing with the Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie, World Orchestra for Peace) 
Philippe TJAMPENS (now playing with the Vlaams Radio Orkest)
Jeannine VAN DE MOER 
Philippe VANBEKBERGEN 
Francoise VANOPBROEKE 
Gudrun VERBANCK (now Principal 2nd Violin with the Symfonie Orkest Vlaanderen)
Gudrun VERCAMPT  
Serge VERHEYLEWEGEN (now playing with the Staatskapelle Berlin) 
Dominique WOLTECHE

Viola
Julie BASTIN 
Frederik BOITS (now assistan principal viola with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)
Frederic D’URSEL (now playing violin in the Oxalys Ensemble)
Paul DE CLERCK (now Viola Tutor at the Royal Conservatoire Brussels)
Beatrice DEROLEZ 
Patrick DUSSART (now Solo Viola with the Opéra de Rouen)
Helene KOERVER 
Lisbeth LANNIE (now playing with the Zvezdoki Ensemble, Antwerp)
Katelijne ONSIA (now playing with the National Orchestra of Belgium) 
Barbara SMET (now a freelance violist) 
Diederik SUYS (now Second Solo Viola with the Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Paris)
Marianne VAN CAMPENHOUT (now a freelance soloist, also plays with Traffik Theater, a children's musical theatre group)

Cello
Michel BOULANGER (now playing with Orchestre des Champs-Elysées)
Mieke DE LAURÉ (now playing in the Narziss und Goldmund Piano Trio)
Gaetane DUYNSLAEGER (now playing in the Drago Quartet)
Claire GOLDFARB (now a soloist and musical performance artist)
Vivien LEBON 
Dina MEUNIER 
Jan PAS (now a freelance soloist and chamber musician)
Karel STEYLAERTS (now Co-Principal with the Vlaams Radio Orkest)
Marc VAN AKEN 
Iza VAN HOLEN (now playing with the Symphonic Orchestra of Vorarlberg)
Elke WYNANTS (now playing with the Zvezdoliki Ensemble, the Da Vinci Quartet and as a freelance cellist)
Jean Pol ZANUTEL (now a composer and cello tutor at the Académie de Hannut and the Conservatoire Royal de Liège)

Double Bass
Charice ADRIAANSEN (has played as a session musician on albums by Patricia Kaas and Abdullah Ibrahim)
Janos CSIKOS (now playing with the Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie)
Wies DE BOEVÉ (currently studying at the Hochschule der Kunst, Zurich)
Lisa DE BOOS 
Sanne DEPRETTERE (currently studying at the Ghent Conservatoire)
Tom DEVAERE (former Principal with the Symfonieorkest van Vlaanderen)
Ben FAES (now a freelance bassist, also playing in TREsBASSE Bass Trio)
Jonathan FOCQUAERT (now playing with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and in the TREsBASSE Bass Trio) 
Robby HELLYN (now Principal Bass with the Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie)
Joost MAEGERMAN (now playing with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and in the TREsBASSE Bass Trio) 
Erik SPAEPEN (now playing with the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest)
Bruno SUYS (now Principal Bass with the Frankfurter Opern und Museumsorchester)

Flute
Aldo BAERTEN (now Principal Flute with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra) 
Lieve GOOSSENS (now First Solo Flute and Principal with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège)
Gaby PAS-VAN RIET (now Principal Flute with the SWR Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart)
Wouter VAN DEN EYNDE (now Principal Flute with the Vlaams Radio Orkest)

Oboe
Korneel ALSTEENS (now Principal Oboe with the Symfonieorkest van Vlaanderen)
Dimitri BAETEMAN (now Principal Oboe with the National Orchestra of Belgium)
Nele DRUYTS 
Jeroen SOORS (now Solo Oboe with the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra) 
Mieke VAN BERENDONCKS (now Music Teacher at Sint-Gabriëlcollege Boechout)
Joris VAN DEN HAUWE (now Principal Oboe with the Vlaams Radio Orkest)

Clarinet
Nele DELAFONTEYNE (formerly with London Symphony Orchestra, guest principal with various orchestras, playing with I Solisti del Vento)
Michelle GEERLINGS 
Marcel LUXEN (now Co-Principal with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra)
Robert ZAPRZALKA (now playing with Ebony Clarinet Quartet, Tivoli Band, Clarinet and Saxophone Tutor at the Conservatoire de Charleroi)

Bassoon
Pieter NUYTTEN (now Co-Principal Bassoon with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra) 
Geert PHILIPS 
Simon VAN HOLEN (now studying at the Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz)

French Horn
Kaatje CHIERS (now Freelance Hornist, Soprano with the Forlana Consort)
Bart CYPERS (now Freelance Hornist)
Annelies MOLENAAR (now Solo Horn with the Symfonieorkest van Vlaanderen)
Carlo PETTINGER (now Professor at the Conservatoire de Luxembourg)
Andre Paul Alex PICHAL (now Principal Horn with the National Orchestra of Belgium)
Guido SEGERS (now Principal Trumpet with the Munich Philharmonic)

Trumpet
Alain DE RUDDER (now First Solo Trumpet with the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées)
Joris LAENEN (now Co-Principal Trumpet with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra)
Jean-Luc LIMBOURG (now Solo Trumpet with the National Orchestra of Belgium)
Tom SEYNAEVE (now playing with the Symphony Orchestra of the Flemish Opera)
Blaise STELANDRE (now Tutor of Small Brass at the Conservatoire de Musique du Nord, Luxembourg)
Ignace VANDERSCHAEGHE (now Conductor of the Koninklijke Stadsharmonie Roeselare)

Trombone
Gunter CARLIER (now playing with the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées)
Jeroen MENTENS (Principal Trombone at the Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester)
Ivan MEYLEMANS (former Principal with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, now assistant conductor)

Percussion
Hubert FLAS (now Principal Timpani with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker)
Luc MOORS

Keyboard
Laurence MEKHITARIAN (now Freelance Pianist)