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 & Sophie Cherrier’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). In 2021, Raquele Magalhaes has just performed as a soloist and recorded a CD for Aldilà Records with the Orquesta Sinfonica Camera Musicae (Spain), conducted by Christoph Schlüren and Joel Bardolet on violin.

Raquele Magalhaes has been appointed as Principal Flute in the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (China, 2005-07), in the Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire (Paris, 2002-05) and piccolo solo in the Divertimento Symphony Orchestra (Paris, 2009-2019). In 2021, she will join Christoph Schlüren's Symphonia Momentum (Germany) and Simone Menezes' Ensemble K (France/Belgium) as Principal Flute.

She regularly collaborates with the Orchestre National de France, the Paris Opera House Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, the Orchestre de Bretagne, the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, the Rouen Opera House Orchestra... with conductors such as Myung Whun Chung, Emmanuel Krivine, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Roberto Abbado, Carlo Montanaro, Zsolt Nagy, Yo-Yo Ma, Daniele Gatti, Josep Pons, Ilan Volkov, Leon Fleisher, Stefan Blunier, Mark Foster, Pascal Rophé, Lionel Bringuier, Stefan Asbury, Rumon Gamba, François-Xavier Roth.

His great interest in chamber music has led him to perform in various festivals in Europe, Brazil and Asia, such as Croisement Festival Jiaolu, Goethe Institut Festival (China), Martinu Festival (Czech), Classique au VertVollore, Piano à RiomCordes-sur-Ciel Festival, Boucard FestivalLouberon Festival, Toulouse les Orgues, Les Jeudis Musicaux de RoyanAbbayes des Landes Festival, Hors Saison (France), International Brazilian Flute Association Festival, Londrina & Vale do Café 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. This has allowed him to share the stage and chamber music with Maurice Bourgue, Sergio Azzolini, Wu Wei, Kenneth Weiss, Davitt Moroney, Jonas Vitaud, Joel Bardolet, Delphine Haidan, Karina Sabac, Alain Planès, Lise Berthaud, Philippe Bernold, Lorène de Ratuld, Ariane Jacob, Xu Zhong, Emilie Gastaud, Teodor Coman, Frédéric Stochl, Romain Garioud and Alain Meunier, Victor-Julien Laferrière.

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”. From November 2021, Raquele Magalhaes will join the team of the CRR of Strasbourg as a full flute professor.

Raquele Magalhaes is the artistic director of the association “A Fleur de Notes”, which develops chamber music projects. Since 2017, she performs with the Trio Valadon (Paolo Rigutto, pianist and Aurélienne Brauner, cellist).

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.


Patchwork, her CD recorded with piano & released in 2016 by Evidence Classics, enhances great Eastern European composers from the XXth c. The French music magazine Diapason awarded Patchwork with 5 Diapasons, 3*** for Classica and the German Magazine Fono Forum was awarded Patchwork with 4**** for Music & 4**** for Recording. The artist's playing and the disc have been praised by critics such as Christoph Schlüren for Crescendo Magazine, Todd Gorman for American Record Guide Magazine, Gérard Pangon for Musikzen, from the Luxemboug Review Pizzicato, from Frédéric Hutman by Classicagenda. She participated to some differents Radios Programms in France, such as France MusiqueFrance Culture, RCJ. 

In 2019, Raquele Magalhaes recorded works with pianist Mathilde Carré for the NomadPlay application

In April 2021, the new disc Flute Transcriptions by Raquele Magalhaes and Marie-Josèphe Jude appears with the label NoMadMusic. The disc dedicated to the transcriptions of Ravel, Debussy and Schumann has just received 5***** from Classica Magasine and fff from Télérama. Critics and radio stations in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and the USA have warmly welcomed this recording.


Raquele Magalhães has taken part in research about multiphonic sounds and has participated in innovative musical creations, with composers such as Hugues DufourtBernat VivancosPierre Farago and Craig Bloomfield. The last three composers are dedicated to her some pieces.


Translation Katie Badie