Paulius Gefenas, Fluit

Paulius Gefenas, Fluit

I am very happy to share my experience gained by applying to Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument – a foundation that helped me to raise needed funds to acquire a new flute.

In the course of my studies I have started to increasingly feel the limitations of my old flute. It became obvious to me as well as to my professors that a new instrument would be necessary for the continuation of my further professional development. A better instrument was needed to establish a solid flute playing basis as well as to share my musical ideas with an audience.

However, a high quality flute was not something I could afford on my own. Luckily I heard about Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument and with the help from this foundation I was able to acquire a new flute. My new instrument has got a precisely calibrated scale, excellent mechanics, handmade body and headjoint. It allows me to discover new freedoms and colours of playing, which I haven’t had before. Moreover, it makes it possible to do both: to speak and to be heard, which is one of the greatest gifts a musician can receive from his or her instrument. From now my daily practice allows me to get closer and closer to my musical ideas and goals.

I am mostly grateful to Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument and personally to Mrs. Aleid van Beuningen for sincere understanding and help; for giving me a possibility to make further steps in my professional development. I wish you a lot of success in this great mission!


SEM musici Matthijs van der Moolen (barok trombone) en Joost Willemze (harp) verzorgen het zondagochtend concert in Podium De Mess met muziek van o.a. Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Scarlatti en Damase.

Locatie: Podium De Mess in Naarden
Datum: 28 april 2021