Marjolein (Mayo) Desmet is a European flutist, born in Belgium, and currently living in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. She recently graduated at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, where she studied for 5 years with, principal flutist of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Aldo Baerten. Marjolein obtained a ‘Bachelor of flute performance’ in 2013 and was awarded a ‘Master of flute performance’ in 2015. In 2016, Marjolein specialized in music pedagogy and received her title ‘Master in Music Pedagogy’ with ‘High Distinction’.
Marjolein Desmet was a prize winner during her participation in the ‘Belfius Classics’ competition in 2009, in the category ‘instrument,’ and in 2010, in the category ‘chamber music’.
Marjolein Desmet has been privileged to perform in master classes with such renowned artists as: Emily Beynon (principal flutist - Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orkest), Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway, Paul Edmond Davis (Previous principal flutist - London Symphonic Orchestra), Marieke Schneemann (Previous principal flutist - Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra), Peter Verhoyen (Piccoloist - Antwerp Symphony Orchestra) Eva Amsler, Lieve Goossens (Principal flutist - Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège), Peter Lukas Graf, Jean Michell Tanguy, Abbie de Quant,...
In Belgium, Marjolein played, as principal flutist, concerts with the ‘Mechels Kamerorkest’ and the ‘Antwerpen Camerata’. As soloist she did several projects with the ‘Vivarte Chamber Orchestra’. After moving to Mexico, Marjolein has been asked to give several concerts and masterclasses at conservatories in different states of Mexico such as the ‘Conservatorio de Musica de Celaya’, ‘Departamento de Música de la Universidad de Guanajuato’, the ‘Guanajuato Flute Studio’ and the ‘Escuela Superior de Música Uadec’ in Saltillo, Coahuila. As freelance musician she frequently plays with the ‘Orchestra Filarmónica del Desierto Coahuila de Zaragoza’ (OFDC). In 2017 she played with the OFDC in ‘Palacio de Bellas Artes’ in Mexico City, one of Mexico’s most famous concert halls. In 2019 Marjolein got the opportunity to perform in concerts of great tenors such as Andrea Bocelli and Placido Domingo.
Marjolein plays a Powell flute, Aurumite 9K.